ANGELS’ HAVEN Angels’ Haven is a government welfare institution in the Philippines under the Department of Social Welfare and Development that exists with a mandate to provide residential intervention to children with special needs who were abandoned, neglected, surrendered and/or voluntarily committed to the care of the state. This institution is located at Riverbank Ayala, Apokon, Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Angels’ Haven started its operation last June 30, 2021. The Center caters to bedridden and semi-ambulatory children with varying degrees of disabilities. This facility has a capacity of 20 residents for the time being. The acquisition of the accretion lot where the Center now is located started after the first construction at the original location in Bago Oshiro, Davao City was halted due to the intervention from the Department of Public Works and Highways. It was in the direct path of a major road project to be implemented by the DPWH Central Office. Fortunately, the City Government of Tagum offered an alternative location for children of Angels’ Haven who have special needs.




·         To provide Children with Special Needs with love, care, protection in a happy, therapeutic and non-rejecting atmosphere through residential child care and to promote an accessible home-like environment;

·         To assist Children with Special Needs in gaining independence for daily living in a sheltered environment;

·         To provide safe environment and protection from harm;

·         To provide opportunities for the Children with Special Needs to acquire motor and occupational skills according to their level of intelligence and improve their capacities;

·         To refer Children with Special Needs for alterative parental care through adoption and foster care.



The Center shall serve those children with intellectual disabilities
and neurodevelopmental disorders covering the following case categories:

Abandoned: A child who has no proper parental care, guardianship or whose parents have deserted him/her for a period of at least three (3) continuous months, which includes foundling.

Neglected: A child whose basic needs have been deliberately unattended to or inadequately attended to, physically or emotionally, by his/her parents or guardian within a period of three consecutive months. There is a physical neglect when the child is malnourished, ill-clad and without proper shelter. A child is unattended when left by him/her without proper provision’s and or without proper supervision.

Foundling: A child whose facts of birth are unknown.

Voluntary Committed or Surrendered: A child whose parents or legal guardian knowingly and willingly relinquished parental authority to the DSWD or any duly accredited child-placement or child caring agency or facility. This refers to a child who has been surrendered in writing by his/her parent’s or guardian through a notarized Deed of Voluntary Commitment




Social Service

Handles Case Management as a delivery system that organizes, coordinates and sustains a network of formal and informal support Services and activities designed to optimize the functioning and well-being of children with multiple needs.

Homelife and Dietary Services

Provides for the basic needs of the residents such as food, clothing and shelter, with a well-balanced and organized activities to meet their physical, emotional, mental and social needs.

Health Services

Provides complete physical and dental examination to each resident upon admission and as required based on the health needs. It shall likewise make referral for treatment of illness, other special medical needs, laboratory examination and other medical services which are according to the advice/prescription of licensed and medical professional.

Physical and Occupational Therapy Services

Develops the necessary management for residents with fracture, muscular trauma, and assists them on the proper use of devices so they can gain use of these physical functions and prevent deformities. Designs and implements treatment programs for the development, improvement and maintenance of sensory, perceptual, social, and cognitive skills; aids in maintaining and improving the range of motion and muscle strength; fabricates adaptive equipment and trains residents on its proper use.