All about our organization
CRIBS FOUNDATION, INC.
(formerly C.R.I.B.S. PHILIPPINES, INC.)
Started in 1974 when American missionary wives brought home two children from the Reception and Study Center (RSCC) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The agency hoped that by having these children fostered, they would find adoptive families who would be happy to take them. In this way, CRIBS became the first non-government organization (NGO) in the Philippines to implement a Foster Care Program. Mrs. Rhoda Bradshaw was instrumental at that time in placing babies with their adoptive families.
In 1979, CRIBS was incorporated as a non-profit, non-stock NGO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the same year, it formally launched its first Program, called Receiving Home. Abandoned, surrendered and neglected infants lived in a rented house in Antipolo and were provided with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and medical care.
In 1983, CRIBS was officially licensed by the DSWD as a child welfare agency.
In 1986, CRIBS launched a new Program called New Beginnings. Its purpose was to rehabilitate sexually abused young girls from communities in and around the National Capital Region.
In 1988, Clare de Graaf, with the support of Bethany’s Christian Services and a generous donation from Ms. Teresa Chan Sola, purchased a residence for CRIBS that was large enough to house both Programs on Major Dizon St. in Marikina City.
In 1996, CRIBS expanded its organizational structure. A thorough review and assessment of both Programs led to the further creation of a Placement Program, Early Child Care and Development modules, Holistic Care interventions, Special Education classes and Aftercare.
In 1999, the Consuelo Foundation assisted CRIBS in constructing an additional three-story building on the same Marikina property, specifically to house the girls and their activities in the New Beginnings Program.
In 2018, thanks to a substantial donation from Asian Terminals Inc (ATI) and other generous donors, CRIBS moved back to Antipolo, into a sprawling complex especially designed and built to meet the growing needs of all its children.
To date, Receiving Home has come to the aid of 2,067 children and the New Beginnings Program has improved the lives of 730 female victims of sexual abuse.
A safe and loving home and environment for each child free from any form of violence or abuse.
CRIBS is committed to the care and development, healing and recovery of children in need of special protection.
CRIBS shall also create opportunities for its staff, donors, and volunteers to become whole and empowered instruments of changing social realities.
O F F I C E R S
CRISTINA A. ESTRADA
MA. OLIVIA CARMELA M. CAMPOS
BELLA B. VALDEZ
MILAGROS A. SANTILLAN
MA. LOURDES C. TOLOSA
MARIA ELENA GONZALEZ ELIZALDE
CECILIA B. GARRUCHO
PATRICIA E. GARCIA
MA. TERESA D. INGLES
JOSELITO P. RIVERA
LANELLE ABUEVA FERNANDO
ROSIE LUYM TANCO
Transforming lives since 1974