The Philippine Province: Center for Listening Gets Award from NEDA

Last October 2, 2023 the St. Camillus Center for Humanization in Health (SCCHH), PH – Center for Listening (CfL) received a recognition award during the National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) Recognition, Awards, and Incentives System for Excellence (RAISE) ceremony for calendar year 2022-2023 held at Chardonnay by Astoria. The SCCHH PH was recognized as one of the reliable institutional partners of NEDA’s advocacy for its employees’ welfare and development by providing free active listening services to its employees (from both the central and regional offices) who may be experiencing emotional and/or psychological distress.

In 2019, during the height of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Camillian Fathers in the Philippines established the St. Camillus Center for Humanization in Health, PH – Center for Listening (SCCHH, PH – Cfl). The center was created to help Filipinos strengthen their emotional and mental aspects through listening sessions and where an individual can be free to express his/her negative emotions with no judgment from the listener. The listening sessions are conducted so that the individual who is suffering from distress due to extreme negative feelings and emotions can eventually manage and process it. In addition, another program that is offered at the SCCHH, PH – Cfl is the Self-Care Power Hour where its lead counselor and director for wellness, Ms. Janelle M. Villamor, instructs the participants to various self-care activities. Ms. Villamor has a Master’s degree in Psychology with special training in counseling and grief support and who greatly advocates the power of self- care.