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HAU SUPPORTS RECOVERY & HEALING INITIATIVES FOR PERSONS WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER


Holy Angel University, through the Office of Student Services and Affairs and the Institute for Christian Formation and Social Integration, initiated roundtable discussions with partner sectors namely, the Holy Rosary Parish, the Sobriety Foundation, Inc., and the Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council to formally extend its resources through its faculty, staff and alumni’s technical skills via a support program under the Cory Aquino Center for Hope and Wellness, dubbed as the Kanlungan Program on September and October 2016,.


The program which aims to supplement rather than replicate existing government and pastoral educative efforts related to the recovery and healing of persons with substance use disorder (PSUDs) is intended to educate HAU students and other youth on the ill effects of substance abuse to individuals, families and the community at large and at the same time encourage engagement of families and the community in efforts towards the recovery, healing, functionality and eventual re-integration of afflicted individuals to the society, thereby, fostering partnership and collaboration among government and non-government institutions as well as other stakeholders along the lines of preservation of human dignity.


The University has started preparatory activities geared towards the drafting of an integrated plan, primordial of which is the identification of formation needs that will serve as bases for the design of an integrated program that may include psycho-education, spiritual formation, counseling, wellness, development of lifelong skills, and fostering of family and community support among its components. Efforts to equip volunteers to meet the technical requirements of the program have also been laid with a series of capacity-building sessions for volunteers conducted from November 23 to 25 by the Sobriety Foundation, Inc. at the SJN Formation Center at Holy Angel University.


Internally, HAU’s preventive and anti-drug abuse advocacy program will continuously run.


Date Posted: 11-28-2016