LAURA VICUNA FOUNDATION was established by the Salesian Sisters to provide refuge and humanitarian assistance to the street children of metropolitan Manila. Utilizing a strategy of "total human development," the program has four centers designed to meet the specific needs of the children - Drop-in Center, Temporary Home, Residential Training for girls, and a Vocation Training Center. The drop-in center allows street children to avail themselves of food, shower, and medical attention. From here they can be enrolled in other programs and get help while living at home or temporary shelters provided by the Center.
Since 1998 Laura Vicuna has received annual grants from the Filipino Children's Foundation totaling over Twelve Thousand Dollars. Two years ago, our volunteers from California and Canada distributed clothing, shoes, and other gift items to the children.