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Who is Life Haven?

Life Haven Center for Independent Living, a non-profit organization of persons with disabilities, located in Valenzuela City, Philippines, serves as a pillar of support for persons with disabilities. Founded in 2005, our organization has grown to become a respected advocate for independent living and disability inclusion nationwide.
Our work revolves around practical assistance, advocacy, and rights protection through peer counseling, information and referral services, and our newly implemented paralegal program. We facilitate the empowerment of persons with disabilities to assert their rights and access the support they deserve. Beyond direct assistance, we engage in community-wide awareness campaigns, capacity-building activities, and policy advocacy to promote disability inclusion with focus on accessibility, community support services particularly personal assistance service and better access to assistive technology, social protection and disability data.
Collaboration lies at the core of our approach. We actively engage with government organizations and civil society organizations like CBM, Social Watch, Save the Children, and E-Net to promote implementation of CRPD.

Our Vision and Mission
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Our Vision

We envision an inclusive community where all persons with disabilities are living with dignity and independently on an equal basis with others.

Our Mission

We support the empowerment of persons with disabilities, organization of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and other relevant stakeholders by sharing with them the independent living concept and philosophy.

Our Goals

Our Goals

  • To lead and promote Independent Living (IL) philosophy and concept among persons with disabilities and persons without disabilities;

  • To equip persons with disabilities with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply and practice the IL philosophy and concept;

  • To be a model IL center that will push forth standards that will define IL centers in the Philippines;

  • To work in partnership with other organizations;

  • To share our values;

  • To provide additional services that are considered appropriate for the furtherance of the aims and objectives of Life Haven;

  • To provide core services, example given: peer counseling, personal assistance service, support group activities of an IL center.

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