“Balay Pasilungan” means “shelter home.” It is a safe place for young street boys located in the heart of Bankerohan, Davao City.
It is a place where one can run to when in distress; a refuge from living and begging on the street; a safe place during family breakdown or violence; a hide away from exploitation of adults who take advantage of vulnerable children.
Opened in May of 1989, the Foundation of Balay Pasilungan, Inc. has worked to serve the needs of street children in Davao City. The center is administered by the Society of Mary-Marist Fathers and Brothers.
Davao City, like most urban settlements, is facing social problems arising from urban migration, unemployment, inadequate housing and poor street families. The Foundation of Balay Pasilungan, Inc. seeks to provide a shelter for street boys who have become homeless due to many different circumstances. The foundation seeks to provide the boys with an alternative family setting while providing them the skills and means for a productive future.
By providing these basic needs along with care and love, it is hoped that these children will be reconnected with their families and local community. The Center attempts to provide motivation for education and value formation.
Recent statistics: Residential Care Program 25 Boys
Drop-In Program 13 Boys
After Care Program 12 Boys