Home for Disabled Children

armlessboyChild born with no arms being used to beg  on the street.

The Problem

 Poor Health Care

 In the Philippines, as in most of the world good health care is not available to all as it is in the USA.  There are several examples that can be given of disabilities caused by the lack of medicine to treat simple illnesses, the misuse of medications due to lack of knowledge and poor nutrition for the birth mother during pregnancy. Blindness, deafness and cognitive disabilities are common due to these reasons. The young lady in this picture was born with no arms. Many in the Philippines are born with out limbs because of the use of a prenatal medication now outlawed in the USA but available on the black market there. Many children are  born at home with no medically trained person attending. Often the difficulties of delivery that can occur are not handled correctly and the children develop cerebral palsy from lack of oxygen  during the delivery. After the child is born many never get the proper treatment and care for their disability so often it becomes worse. Lack of nutritious food multiplies the  problem. Some of these children are abandoned at birth because they are thought to be demon possessed. There are those that survive because they are taken in by others. Almost all of these children end up living an isolated life hidden in their home and never attend school or church.

The Size of the Problem

 There are an estimated 5.4 million children with special needs in the Philippines.   4.8% of them are helped and receive education.  95.2% do not. Virtually 100% of these children and their families are unreached by the Gospel

 The Solution

 In January of 2014 we opened a group home for disabled children in the Philippines along with Children’s Bible Ministry which is based out of New Zealand. The home  houses up to 8 children plus their house parents. This type of facility  is what the  policies of the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will allow at this time. We agree to such a mandate because this type of facility helps provide the children better care and nurturing as in a home setting. It is our goal to present this home to other Christian orphanages in the Philippines and help them begin to include disabled children in their ministries also.

 The home houses up to 8 children plus their house parents. This type of facility is what the policies of the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will allow at this time. We whole heartedly agree to such a mandate because this type of facility helps provide the children better care and nurturing like in a home setting. It is our goal to present this home as a model to other Christian orphanages in the Philippines and help them begin to include disabled children in their ministries also.

 There is a strong Biblical mandate to care for the poor, orphaned and disabled. This home is carrying  out that mandate.

 A safe home, nutritious food and medical care is provided in a loving home-like setting.

 They will have individual needs met as they are evaluated through PT and OT.

 Education is provided for the children in a Christian school. Vegetables are grown on the property to lower the cost of food and provide good nutrition.

 Providing this care means nothing however if the spiritual needs of the children and their families are not met. The children are taken on as a ministry of churches we have helped plant or are partnering with.

 A Pastor serves as chaplain to the staff and children, providing daily devotional studies and including them in the regular church ministry.

If 40 people donated $20.00 monthly this home would be fully supported. If you feel led to help a disabled child in the way this page describes please go to the “Donate” link at the top of this page for details regarding how to do so.

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Responses

  1. I am a missionary in the Philippines as well.We are in Lipa City, Batangas…. On Luzon island. Where is the location of your children’s home? We are desiring to do something similar. Maybe we could visit. Thank you.

    • San Rafael Bulacan address is 525 Sampoloc San Rafael Bulacan.

      • Phone 44-761-0710. Ask for Melaney Becada.


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