In our three residences we care for 80-90 children. These children range in age from birth to teenagers and live in the homes until they are adopted or reunited with their parents. About 20% of our children have special needs, including cerebral palsy, blindness, brain damage and malnutrition.
While in our home, the children receive comprehensive services that address their medical, educational, emotional, nutritional and spiritual needs. Our staff members, house parents and child care workers strive to simulate family life in all aspects of the ministry. Our first priority is to return the children to their parents, if this is at all possible. Often we provide supportive services to the families to help them take back their children. If this is not possible, we seek to place the children for adoption.
Many of our children are sick and malnourished when they come to us. Most have lice, skin infections and parasites. Some need immediate hospitalization, or need to be isolated in our infirmary. CSC provides medical care to all of our children, including medicines, examinations, tests, hospitalization and surgery.
Over 100 Filipino staff work with our American missionaries. They include social workers, house parents, tutors, child care and household workers, guards, caretakers and office staff. Our workers strive to make CSC a ministry that is responsive to the needs of the children. They come from all walks of life, but share a desire to use their lives for the Lord and CSC's children.