DSWD joins PCUP caravans, offers programs to impoverished communities

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Through its active involvement in the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Mini Caravans, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to bring social welfare programs and services closer to poor communities around the country.

Since the PCUP-led caravans began in July, they have provided as a platform for the DSWD and other partnering organizations to deliver help and inform the public about available resources, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On July 14, the DSWD-Field Office (FO) III and the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (M/CSWDO) of Arayat, Pampanga participated in the PCUP program and held information caravans, consultations, and orientation.

In the meantime, on August 27, the DSWD-FO VIII’s Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) delivered cash support to clients from the surrounding barangays of Palanog in Tacloban City under the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) program.

On September 8, the Makilala MSWDO in North Cotabato conducted consultations and evaluations for potential AICS recipients before releasing the Identification Cards of some Person with Disability (PWDs) at Malasila Elementary School.

The PCUP Mini Caravans, which provide residents with a one-stop shop of services, will continue to operate until the end of the year.

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