The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) led by Gemma D. Dela Cruz [left], is cited for its outstanding delivery of service and 100% compliance to the Management Audit Recommendations on Protective Services Program – Expanded Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation. The Certificate of Commendation is awarded here by DSWD Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat.

The DSWD crisis unit provides integrated services to individuals and families who are indigent, vulnerable, disadvantaged, in crisis or in any difficult situation. Other eligible for the assistance are transients, repatriates, deportees, abandoned, student-in-crisis, former rebels, and families of personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who were either killed-in-action or wounded-in-action (KIA/WIA). (DSWD)