Ensure that every child and youth become resilient and successfully integrated to society
This pillar works towards realizing these SDGs
The Integration Pillar aims at ensuring the successful integration of the children of the residential program when they are exiting Virlanie.
Our priority is to fast-track the reintegration of the children in a permanent family
In this case,
THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION PROGRAM
The Family Reunification Program (FRP) aims at reunifying children with their relatives in the best possible conditions. The FRP social workers ensure that the services given are tailored to each family’s circumstances and addresses the issue that brought the child into Virlanie in the first place. The FRP follows four key phases to successfully reunite former street children with their families: the exploration phase aims at getting to know the family, the assessment phase allows us to analyze whether the family is capable of taking care of the child, the reunification phase allows the child to be reunited to his/her family. During the after care phase, the family is monitored to make sure the reunification went well and the family is well functioning.
28 children from different homes were
- 21 are still in the process of
- 6 were officially reunified
- 2 are under trial discharge
Data from 2017. For more statistics, click to view Virlanie’s 2017 Annual Reports
THE ADOPTION PROGRAM
New memories and experiences with a permanent family that will build their future are the new beginnings our children have through the adoption program.
When no family reunification is possible, adoption is one permanent alternative placement for children. Once the child is issued legally available for adoption, the process for local matching is done in most cases for very young children 0-2 years old.
THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
The integration of young adults and women across the Street, Community, and Residential pillars is at the heart of the Social Entrepreneurship Program. We aim to empower them to become responsible individuals through employment and entrepreneurship—increasing financial self-sufficiency and personal capacities. The program plans to achieve these while also ensuring the environmental sustainability and Virlanie’s organizational sustainability through both cost reduction and income generation.
THE INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM
In order to ensure successful exit of young adults turning 18, the Independent Living Program helps our young adults prepare for independent living. It is done through mentoring, livelihood skills and professional trainings before and during their transition towards a responsible, productive, and self-sustaining life.
“Virlanie was my home. The foundation
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Virlanie Foundation is a private, non-profit organization reaching out to street children in the Philippines. Virlanie cares for children in need of special protection—those who are abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, orphaned, and among the poorest of the poor.