To provide interventions / opportunities that will uplift the living conditions of the distressed and disadvantaged individuals, families. groups and communities and enable them to become self- reliant and actively participate in national development.
The State is committed to the care, protection and rehabilitation of that segment of the country’s population (individual, family and community) which has the least in life in terms of physical, mental and social well being and needs social welfare assistance and social work intervention to restore their normal functioning and participation in community affairs. The functions as per R.A. 7160 (Local Government Code of 1991):
– Identify the basic needs of the needy, the disadvantaged and the impoverished, develop and implement appropriate measures to alleviate their problems and improve their living conditions;
– Provide relief and appropriate crisis intervention for victims of abuse and exploitation and recommend appropriate measures to deter further abuse and exploitation;
– Facilitate the implementation of welfare programs for disabled, elderly and rehabilitation of prisoners and parolees, the prevention of drug addiction, the prevention of juvenile delinquency and such other activities.