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      The word "Kanlungan" means sanctuary or refuge. ERMA stands for Ermita- Malate ( the former red light district areas.

It is...

  • a Christ- centered organization founded on God's love to serve children and families in need;
  • composed of dedicated staff ministering and serving faithfully, guided by the value of unity, love, faith in God, commitment, open communication, humility, justice, respect, acceptance, hardwork, zealousness,  generosity, honesty, flexibility and teamwork.

      It is a non-stock, non-profit child- caring agency serving children-in-need of special protection in the Ermita and Malate areas. It was established in January 1988 in response to the growing menace of abuse and exploitation among street children.

      It is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of men and women who understand social responsibility and justice, men and women who are committed and dedicated to serve the less fortunate children.

      It is registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and is licensed by the DSWD.

      It is a member of the following networks:

  • NCSD
  • PCMN
  • USMI