Our Lady of Refuge Dangpanan Foundation, Inc.

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: No. 2 Quirino Avenue
Gen. Santos City 9500
Country: Philippines
Region: Southern and Eastern Asia
Website: http://www.dangpanan.org
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  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment
Short description:
Lady of Refuge-Dangpanan Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit institution duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 9, 1992
It presently operates a Drug Rehabilitation Center where it accepts non-violent victims of drugs for treatment and rehabilitation for redirecting drug dependents to become drug free individual and restoring their human dignity.. Located in Barangay Tinagacan, this city, the Center was constructed mainly through the Financial assistance of the City Government and the Community Development Project on then Cong. Lualhati R. Antonino. The site is a five-hectare lot that can accommodate infrastructure and livelihood projects for the benefit of the in housed drug patients
To help patients attain a drug-free existence through a wide range of adjunctive therapy and training for total wholeness and acceptance of self in relation to God and people.

Specific Objectives

•To make the patients aware of God's love, thereby developing theri self-esteem, and self-confidence to a point where they do not have to rely on drugs for self-fulfillment.
•To develop in them the capability to make decisions for themselves, set goals for their lives, develop their potentials and overcome their limitations.
•To develop the patient's skills in various arts, crafts, trade and prepare them to future livelihood or employment.

Since its operation, the DRC has so far served 272 in-house Patients who stayed at least 6 months in the Center of treatment and rehabilitation. Due to financial constrains and dilapidated facilities, the DRC which has a 30 bed capacity has to limit admission of clients.
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