The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office Region 3 is the regional office of the DSWD that serves the people of Central Luzon in the Philippines. DSWD Field Office 3 covers the provinces of Aurora, Bulacan, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales
It focuses on providing social welfare and development services to the most vulnerable sectors of society, including children, women, persons with disabilities, and the elderly. Its goal is to help the people of Central Luzon attain a better quality of life through comprehensive and integrated social welfare and development services.
The office is responsible for implementing the department’s programs and services in the region, as well as providing assistance to local government units in matters pertaining to social welfare and development. Also, the Field Office provides relief and rehabilitation assistance in times of calamities and disasters to ensure the safety and well-being of the people of Central Luzon.
What Provinces are Included Under DSWD Region 3?
DSWD Field Office 3 serves the provinces of Aurora, Bulacan, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales. Residents in these provinces may avail the various programs and services offered by the DSWD. Extension offices are also located in these provinces.
With the help of local government units and other partner agencies, the DSWD provides socio-civic, financial, and relief services to those in need.
Where is DSWD Field Office 3 Located?
The DSWD Field Office 3 is located in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. The office can be accessed by taking jeepneys or tricycle rides bound for San Fernando, Pampanga, and getting off at the DSWD Field Office 3. The office is open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM to serve the public.
What Services Can I Avail in DSWD Field Office 3?
DSWD Field Office 3 offers various services to the public to aid in improving their quality of life. Also, the office provides programs that will help individuals and families become more self-reliant. Some of the services that the office offers are the following:
Assistance to Individual in Crisis Situation
The Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation is a service which provides financial assistance to people in need and temporarily supports individuals and families during unexpected crises, such as illness or death of a family member.
Immediate response to crisis situations is also given in order to ease the burden of those affected. This service can be availed by walk-in and referral clients based on the assessment of social welfares. Documents must be submitted to the office for verification and approval of assistance.
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is one of the national government’s initiative that provides cash grants based on certain conditions to the extremely poor households of the country in order to improve their education, health, and nutrition. This program has two goals, the social assistance to provide cash to the poor as a short-term solution to their needs, while working to end the poverty cycle that is passed down through generations by investing in human capitals – like health, nutrition, and education concur long-term success.
Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP)
The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) is a community-based capacity building program that helps participants improve their socio-economic status. As part of the Convergence Strategy, the program aims to serve beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya, hoping to sustain and expand the socio-economic benefits gained beyond the five-year intervention period.
The target participants for this program should come from low-income households as identified by the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHT-SPR).
Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY)
The Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth (RRCY) is a DSWD-run facility that provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to male children below 18 years of age who are in conflict with the law.
The RRCY provides residential care and treatment services that aim to reform and rehabilitate child offenders so that they may eventually reintegrate back into society as productive and law-abiding citizens.
Haven for Women and Children
The Haven for Women and Children is a 24-hour shelter that provides temporary refuge and assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence, rape, human trafficking, and other forms of abuse. Also, those who are in conflict with the law and in need of protection are given shelter here. This facility serves as a protection and recovery center that will help them start anew. It is located in PAC Compound, Magalang, Pampanga.
Home for Girls (Tarlac and Nueva Ecija)
Home for Girls in Tarlac and Nueva Ecija are facilities that provide temporary home and rehabilitation for girls below 18 years old who are victims of abuse, abandonment, and neglect. The bed capacities for Tarlac and Nueva Ecija are 35 and 90 respectively. The Tarlac facility is located in Provincial Capitol Compound, Tarlac City while the Nueva Ecija facility is in Singgalat, Palayan City.
The Accelerating Minor’s Opportunity for Recovery (AMOR) VIllage is a home for children with special needs who were neglected, abused, and abandoned by their families. It is a world-class facility that provides different services for recovery rehabilitation and development to help children eventually integrate into the community.
What is the Phone Number of DSWD Field Office 3?
The DSWD Field Office 3 can be reached through their hotline number: (045) 8961 2143. Its HRMO landlines (045) 861-2413 and (045) 860-5629.
The DSWD Field Office 3 is committed to provide quality social protection and development services to the most vulnerable and marginalized sectors of society in Central Luzon. It pledges to uphold the dignity and rights of every individual, and to promote their welfare and empowerment.
Its programs and services are anchored on the principles of transparency and accountability. It aims to reduce poverty and inequality, and to build a just and humane society.
DSWD Field Office Region 3
Address: DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL GOVERNMENT CENTER, MAIMPIS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
Telephone Number: (045) 8961 2143
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo3/