Bethany Children's Home - The Philippines
The Salvation Army
Bethany Children's Home is working and ministering among the sexually abused
children ages 9-18 years old. The girls coming in are referrals from the
Department of Social Welfare and Development. Many are victims of sexual molestation and
rape. Most of the victim's parents have to work hard to sustain their daily
living and leave their children at home
unsafe. Some of them are products of broken families and few are orphans to a
father and most likely the mothers married again and their live-in partners
live also with their children.
These children have
developed low self-esteem and unhealthy personal interactions after their
traumatic experiences. They are placed for temporary shelter and protective
custody because of parents who can't assure their protection, parents who are
negative in thinking and unsupportive to the plight of the victims and those
who are risk in the community where they belong.
These young girls have needs that require a reasonable
degree of fulfillment to enable them to grow normally and improve their
self-image, regain lost confidence of self and to help them formulate their
Children's needs come in various forms and degree. They
range from the very basic-shelter, clothing, opportunity for emotional and
intellectual development, the need to belong and spiritual needs- aspiring for
higher values and development as true Christians.
Bethany Children's Home aspires to responsibly address its
service to its client's psychosocial and physical needs. Its aim is to continually venture on
development in approach.
Funds from Sponsorship
can be used for professional help and personal development needs which can in
turn help the girls to become healthy stable young ladies.