HELP Learning Center, Inc. (HCLFI) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization whose focus is on the upliftment of the rights of persons with disabilities.
Founded in 1994 as HELP Tutorial Center, HLCFI began as a school for children with developmental disabilities and a rehabilitation center for children with orthopedic disabilities. Expanding its strategies to include Community-Based Rehabilitation, HELP Learning Center became a foundation and developed special education and rehabilitation centers in different municipalities in Camarines Sur in order to provide services for children with disabilities within their communities.
At present, HLCFI has further expanded its reach to include persons with Developmental Disabilities of all ages, Persons with Epilepsy and Persons with Mental Illness in the context of its programs for community-based inclusive development, and psychosocial rehabilitation.
A Philippine that is inclusive in perspectives, attitudes and beliefs; that recognizes the rights of all men, women and children, particularly those with disabilities; that acts and is united towards the development of the marginalized; where the government and the people are arm-in-arm in working for progress and development; where families stand together for the welfare of children; and where all persons with disabilities are important members of the community.
The HELP Learning Center Foundation, Inc. as a model community in the service of children and youth with disabilities will:
- Address the educational, therapeutic, rehabilitative, social, spiritual and economic needs of persons with disabilities, particularly children and youth with special needs, through a holistic, multidisciplinary and collaborative transfer of knowledge and skills;
- Educate service providers, families with exceptional children and other concerned citizens to be a vital resource in advocating for and promoting the welfare of persons with disabilities;
- Create opportunities for integration of persons with disabilities in the community – in education, sports-recreation, socialization, political and spiritual expression, and others;
- Develop into a Center for research and development for teaching and training on special education, inclusion, treatment, rehabilitation, and alternative approaches to health care, with the end in view of translating knowledge into workable programs and services to children with special needs of all economic status;
- Assist the community in organizing themselves into sustainable self-help groups who partner with the government in furthering the rights of persons with disabilities, particularly that of inclusion and access to services.
the People making us possible
Board of Trustees
Acelita T. Llorin, MD
Hon. Nelson S. Legacion
Jennis I. Nidea
Romeo U. Cheng
Estrella P. Altarejos
Rose T. Borromeo, MD
Greg Diaz, MD
Fe A. delos Reyes, MD
Hon. Elmer S. Baldemoro
Atty. Angel Ojastro III
Ira Besuña, MD
Crisostomo D. Lacuesta, MD
Mr. Gil P. Antonio
Fe A. Delos Reyes, MD, FPNA, FPPS
Jose Antonio A. Delos Reyes
Iris R. Olbes
Senior Finance Officer/Bookkeeper
Hazel Renee Guevarra
Junior Finance Officer/Cashier
July M. Ballares
Montana Carilimdiliman, RPT
Visiting Physical Therapist
Mildred B. Serra, OTRP
Visiting Occupational Therapist
Ma. Jesusa Victoria C. Zuñiga
Bryan De Leon
Jenny Lyn O. Noora
Ma. Jesusa Victoria C. Zuñiga
From Our Humble Beginnings to Our Present Work
HELP Learning Center Inc. has been operating for 25 years as a service provider for persons with disabilities. From 1994 until present, the organization has provided Special Education and Rehabilitation services (center-based) to indigent children and youth with disabilities from Naga City, as well as private enrolees.
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Where to find us
The HELP Learning Center Foundation, Inc is presently located at San Quintin Street, City Heights Subdivision, Barangay Tinago, Naga City.
Built by the Naga City Government, it was awarded to the Center on perpetual lease in October of 1994.