A community of transformed children and families living empowered lives in service of God and country.
SPECS currently has a temporary shelter for boys aged 6-17 in Pasay City and a Drop-In Center (DIC) in San Dionisio, Paranaque. There is a Community and Outreach Program (COP) and strong Educational Sponsorship Program (ESP) for over 300 students throughout Metro Manila and Cavite.
We believe that in order to reach out to the poorest communities, it is necessary to be present right where they are. Our outreach and community programs vary from street education, community development and partnering with local communities to identify undernourished children for feeding program.Help Now
We believe that all children belong in families. However, sometimes, children find themselves in difficult situations and in need of special protection. SPECS has a temporary shelter and a drop-in center to give these children a home while we pursue the best long term care and protection possible for them.Help Now
We believe that families in the poorest communities want the best for their children. We desire to give them the support they need in order to help them provide for their family's basic needs and children's education. We work to empower them so that they can achieve their hopes and dreams.Help Now
When the lock down started, our team bought medical, hygiene and food supplies. We started packing and created ways how to ensure that we give the "care packs" and financial aid to the families who needs it the most. Since the lockdown, we have reached 140 families (865 individuals). Out of this number, 55% are children. Children are at-risk. They are directly affected by hunger, lack of schooling and loneliness.
For children who live in the slum, lockdown is difficult. They are contained in environment that only distance them further from an ideal childhood. More than the disease, we are concern about the isolation and possible child abuse that brought about by the stress of daily survival their parents have to face. We are determined to be the hands and feet of Christ to the poor, beyond limits.
Many families may not make it without our help. Our local government unit, in good will, is doing the best that they can, but resources are limited. If we all work together, all of us who are able and willing, alongside the poor, we will all go beyond COVID-19. No one will be left behind.
Our mission is to promote holistic transformation among high-risk children and families.
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About Specs Foundation
Our team is composed of highly skilled Social Workers, Pastors, Care Workers and efficient Administrators. We all come together to ensure that the children, families and communities under our programs are given the best support and care possible.
SPECS was started in 1986 by a group of Christian workers who saw the hunger, and risks the children were exposed to. They undertook the management and delivery of the different services and care for the poor families in the various communities in Pasay City. In 1987, it was registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission as a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization. In 2002, SPECS built a home for boys and girls in Pasay City.