COVID-19 Fund for Orphans at Hospicio de San Jose

Hospicio de San Jose is the oldest social welfare agency in the Philippines, providing a sanctuary for orphans, neglected infants and children, elderly adults with special needs, and victims of abuse and human trafficking for over 200 years. Today it is home to over 300 residents — most female, under the age of 15, and rescued from poverty. The residents are cared for by the Daughters of Charity, an order of Catholic Sisters that have managed the orphanage for the past 150 years.

Sister Maria Socorro Evidente (Sister Corrie) is the current Administrator of Hospicio de San Jose.

In addition to providing housing, food, and medical care, Hospicio offers adoption and foster care opportunities for children and infants, scholarships for college students, special care programs for the elderly and those with special needs, and crisis intervention programs for migrants and refugees, abused women, single mothers, and victims of human trafficking.

COVID-19 is a deadly threat to Hospicio de San Jose’s vulnerable population, most of whom are young children and elderly adults. The Sisters have gone to great lengths to protect the residents. Hospicio has been on lockdown since March, with no one allowed in or out except for essential personnel who travel into the city to purchase groceries or transport residents to the hospital. With the pandemic leaving Hospicio’s regular donors unable to contribute and other streams of income running dry, the Daughters of Charity are in dire need of funds to maintain operation and continue caring for Hospicio’s residents during the pandemic.

This GoFundMe page will help Hospicio de San Jose sustain daily operations throughout the crisis and support the Sisters as they work to protect and care for the less fortunate during these unprecedented times. We will greatly appreciate your kind donation towards this wonderful organization. A donation of any size—even just a few dollars—goes a long way in the Philippines. If you are unable to donate at this time, we hope that you share this page with your friends and family.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity during these difficult times. God bless you!

More information about Hospicio de San Jose and its programs may be found here:

Hospicio de San Jose Programs and Initiatives




Paolo Arguelles
Stevenson Ranch, CA

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