by Connie Barrameda | September 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Persons who used drugs (PWUDs) attends the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) orientation during an aftercare program at (add name of venue/location). (Photo courtesy of LGU Basud, Camarines Norte)
Legazpi City-The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Sustainable Livelihood Program (DSWD-SLP), supports initiative of aftercare program for persons who used drugs (PWUDs) through complementary provision of livelihood intervention.
DSWD-SLP together with Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH) and Local Social Welfare and Development Office (LSWDO) have already conducted series of aftercare services in the provinces of Sorsogon, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, started after the six months of rehabilitation conducted by DOH.
SLP is a community-based capacity building program that aims to improve the socioeconomic condition of the participants. It facilitates interventions that expand the livelihood asset based on the participants (human, social, physical, natural, and financial capital) so they may either have gainful employment or successfully manage a microenterprise.
The PWUDs who were referred by Local Social Welfare and Development Office (LSWDO) have undergone name matching with 2015 Listahanan database of poor households.
Thus, the following are the eligibility criteria to determine if the referrals or walk-in clients can be granted SLP assistance:
MD Track focuses on starting, expanding or rehabilitating micro-enterprises, activities. This track includes entrepreneurship, technical – vocational and soft skills training.
Moreover, eligible individual maybe provided with one (1) kind of assistance through the following:
Relative to this, about 101 PWUDs undergone trainings and was provided livelihood intervention under SLP-General Appropriations Act GAA) 2018.
Furthermore, DSWD as one of the lead agencies for Aftercare Program (ACP) aims to help recovering drug dependent persons to become a functional member of the society after completing the phases of treatment and rehabilitation. #PRNPOJ092319This year, the DSWD-SLP continuously strengthen the PWUDs in Bicol by providing them trainings and orientation about various program interventions.
Source URL: https://fo5.dswd.gov.ph/2019/09/25/dswd-slp-supports-aftercare-program-for-pwuds/
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