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.
It currently has a temporary shelter for boys aged 6-12 years old in Rodriguez, Pasay; a home for teenage boys aged 13-17 years old in Maricaban, Pasay and Drop-In Center in San Dionisio, Paranaque. There is a community development program and strong Educational Sponsorship Program for over 200 students throughout Metro Manila and Cavite.
SPECS is licensed and accredited by the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development