Redemptorist, Baclaran, Philippines
Social Mission - Crisis Intervention Center
The shrine has a social service desk which continue to provide immediate assistance to walk-in clients in the form of medical, hospitalization, food, transportation, temporary shelter, educational, and the like. This former walk -in social service center was restructured to a Crisis Intervention center. Networking with non-governmental organization and government agencies for referral and coordination of cases has been improved. Funding for this center comes from the Box for the Poor situated all around the shrine and also from generous donations from the devotees. Each month, the shrine report to the devotees how many people were helped by the center and what kind of assistance were given.