“Balay Pasilungan” means “shelter home.” It is a safe place for young street boys located in the heart of Bankerohan, Davao City, Philippines.
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 by 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.