The Provincial Government will take over the operation of My Home, a youth rehabilitation facility, by January 2015.
Capitol Social Worker Mary Rose Lopez said the facility will be turned over to the Capitol next month.
Lopez said the six million pesos (Php 6 million) is initially set aside by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) for the operation of the facility. The facility can accommodate up to 60 children.
Currently, My Home has 23 children in conflict with the law (CICL) and are undergoing psychological rehabilitation or “diversion programs”.
My Home is a project of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation- Integrated Development Center, (JPIC-IDC) Inc., an institution directed by SVD priests. The Capitol, upon its turnover, will review the policies adopted by the current management, Lopez added.
Located in Barangay Tayud, Consolacion, the facility only accepts males aged 10 to 15. The center is a two-storey building built by JPIC-IDC on a lot provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
It has a therapy room, clinic, counseling room, activity area, and three large bedrooms. Each room can accommodate 10 children.
PSWDO Staff Hazel Padeos said the turnover was planned for financial reasons. She said the whole center, including its service vehicle, will be turned over to the province.