Tahanan Sta. Luisa has been recognized for its psychosocial and therapeutic programs that help street girls resolve personal and emotional problems through a better understanding of the self and the environment.
The Philippine Mental Health Association, Inc. (PMHA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) has chosen Tahanan as one of those who showed promising practices in promoting mental health under the community pillar Women Empowerment and Support.
During the awarding ceremonies last December, the organizers lauded Tahanan for being an outstanding organization that takes part in protecting and providing support services for women and girls. Tahanan is a crisis intervention center for young girls who have experienced abuse.
The social workers at Tahanan understand that we all have a role to play in advocating for women’s mental health. Through its programs, Tahanan strives to empower young women who face adversity with an open heart and mind. Overcoming childhood trauma is no easy feat, but every day, girls are taking steps to build resilience and heal wounds. Together, we can learn more about their stories of courage and hope.