Our health program ensures that all health concerns or psychological trauma of the children under our care are healed to the full extent possible, and promotes awareness and prevention among children, youth and families at risk.
When children have a healthy and well-nourished body, they are equipped with the capacity to reach their full potentials as growing individuals.
Street children are often deprived of access to basic and necessary health services for their development. This is addressed through health awareness sessions and provision of basic medical services to our beneficiaries.
Seventy percent (70%) of the children welcomed in the Foundation are in need of psychological support due to difficult backgrounds like neglect, abuse, and abandonment.
The psychological healing process of the children is managed through individual and/or group therapies. If needed, the children can be referred to psychiatrists within Virlanie’s network.
Psychological Services Beneficiary
Opened in March 2017, Virlanie’s Dental Clinic offers free dental services to all its beneficiaries and provides affordable dental care to its staff and walk-in patients. Giving the children healthier, brighter smiles gives them a boost of confidence in themselves.
Louise is one of the cheerful, playful toddlers at Babies & Toddlers Home. On playtime afternoons, one will easily take notice of her because of her playfulness and her right arm. Due to an accident when she was younger, doctors had to amputate her right arm. She was then referred to Virlanie after being discharged from the hospital as her mother was nowhere to be found.
When she arrived, Louise was reclusive and frail, unable to walk at the age of one year and two months, and undernourished. Together with Virlanie’s medical team, BTH’s social workers created a program to improve her nutrition. In the time when she was given fortified and formula milk, her nutrition status normalized, and she had gained weight. Later, when her right arm fully healed, she learned how to use her right stump for play and other activities.
Because of the health services provided by Virlanie, Louise developed and grew into a social, happy, and healthy toddler who likes to play and build structures with toy building blocks.