CHERISH-A-HOME

A partnership of Lamudi and Virlanie to help enrich the quality of life of children in need by improving the home they live in where they can feel secured, loved, and taken care of.

VIRLANIE’S RESIDENTIAL PILLAR
Give children a family-oriented environment that fosters a sense of belonging, identity, and origin

CLUSTER 1: Homes for Babies and Young Children

BABIES AND TODDLERS HOME

The Babies and Toddlers Home was created in February 2013 after the Mother & Child Home and the Toddler Home were closed. The children from these homes were transferred to the new Babies and Toddlers Home. This home cares for babies and toddlers who are 0-4 years old, as well as selected children with special needs.

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MARCO POLO CARE CENTER

The Marco Polo Care Center is the first home of children aged 4-6 years old when they are admitted to Virlanie. During their stay in the homes, Virlanie’s social workers handle their cases and assess whether they can be reunified with their families. If it is not possible, they will either be put up for adoption or stay in other Virlanie Homes for long-term care.

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MASAYA HOME

Masaya Home was opened in June 1995. This home cares for children aged 7-12 years old. It is one of the family homes of Virlanie where the children live and grow up with the house parents. All the children in Masaya Home go to school and participate in extra-curricular activities.

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TANGLAW HOME

Tanglaw Home was opened in March 1993. This home cares for children aged 7-12 years old. It is one of the family homes of Virlanie where the children live and grow up with the house parents. All the children in Tanglaw Home go to school and participate in extra-curricular activities.

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CLUSTER 2: Homes for Young Adults

ELIZABETH HOME

This home was established in April 1993 to care for girls who came from difficult situations such as physical and/or sexual abuse. The young girls under Elizabeth Home undergo the Independent Living Program (ILP) where they are prepared for sustainable life. They are closely monitored by the house parents and social workers to develop their self-esteem and find their place in society.

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ELLA YALLAH HOME

Since May 1996, Ella Yallah has been a stable home for children as they study and prepare for an independent adult life. Later on, the home was turned into a home which cares exclusively for teenage boys. The children also go through the Independent Living Program (ILP) where they are prepared for an independent life outside Virlanie. They are also closely guided by the house parents and social wokers to develop their self-esteem and find their place in society.

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CLUSTER 3: Homes for Children with Special Needs

AIME HOME

Aime Home opened in 2006 to accommodate the increasing number of children with special needs being brought to Virlanie. Most of the children in Aime Home came from the Reception and Action Center (RAC) of Manila or referred by other institutions. Some children were also surrendered by their own families because they lack knowledge and resources to care for these children with special needs.

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JADE HOME

Initially opened in November 1995 in Makati City, Jade Home was the first Home for children with special needs. However, to respond to the growing number of children with special needs, the home was transferred to Dasmarinas, Cavite (south of Manila) to give way to Aime Home. Jade Home is located in the countryside and offers children an appropriate lifestyle with enough space for therapeutic activities and exercises, as well as gardening.

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