The Center provides street girls under its care with programs and services that aid in their holistic development and recovery toward building a strong foundation for a new and better life.
1. Home Life Assistance
Tahanan Sta. Luisa provides basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and parental care that street girls ought to experience from a real home.
Health and Dental Services
Newly admitted girls go through medical check-up to address any health problems brought about by their exposure to street life and physical or sexual abuse they experienced. The center also provides medicine, treatment, and regular dental services.
This service is given to girls who need help in understanding themselves and their environment in order to help resolve personal and emotional problems. It involves close interaction with a psychologist and a social worker.
Girls in Tahanan Sta. Luisa are encouraged and allowed to develop their spiritual life through participation in values education classes.
Professional psychologists conduct psychological assessment, personality determination, and therapeutic learning activities for the girls on a regular basis.
The Center provides appropriate psychiatric care to girls with mental and/or behavioral problems that require such care. This may involve consultations in mental health institutions and provision of psychiatric medicine.
2. Educational Assistance
Non-Formal and Alternative Learning Education Programs
An officially recognized alternative learning basic education program is implemented in the Center in coordination with the Department of Education. This enables the girls to learn literacy and math skills in an environment that adequately suits their needs.
Girls in Tahanan Sta. Luisa are given the option to attend values education classes that help them develop positive values and determine life goals, providing a strong foundation for recovery.
3. Socio-Cultural Program
Music, Arts, Sports And Recreation
The girls are taught various social, cultural, indoor and outdoor extracurricular and recreational activities. These activities aim to foster camaraderie, teamwork, sportsmanship, and skills development. The program also helps develop awareness and interest in their Filipino heritage and discovery of their innate talents through dance, singing, artwork, and sports.
4. Livelihood Program
A few girls who are likely to stay longer in the Center due to problems at home or inability to get admitted in other residential facilities continue their basic education in the Center and are taught non-formal skills like baking, sewing, and alternative short-term computer courses. The centre also provides opportunities for the children to earn their own money while at the Center through engaging them in productive activities.