ASSISTANCE IN CRISIS. DSWD Social Welfare Officer II Annie Mel Chevleur C. Natad assists Mamerto Cadungog Jr. of Barangay 21-C Piapi, Davao City who is seeking for medical assistance for his child who was admitted for dengue fever at Davao Medical School Foundation Hospital.

The Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) is provided to individuals and families whose normal functioning has been hampered due to difficult situations brought by poor health condition, natural and man-made calamities and other emergencies. The assistance includes counseling, direct financial aid, and provision of guarantee or referral letters.

DSWD XI Crisis Intervention Unit and its satellite offices in Davao City and in the five provinces have served 9,670 persons in the first quarter of 2016 with a total funding of P 30,376,842.42. Provided were counseling, medical expenses, and other assistance like transportation, clothing and food, educational, burial, among others. (DSWD)