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DSWD-7 enhance implementation of AICS


The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VII (DSWD-7) will put up two separate satellite offices of the Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) in Cebu to accommodate the needs of the people. This is an enhancement of the implementation of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation or AICS.

AICS is part of the DSWD’s protective services for the poor, marginalized and vulnerable individuals. The AICS has been implemented by the DSWD for decades, as part of its technical assistance and resource augmentation support to local government units.

The AICS is implemented by the CIU and has satellite offices in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor through the Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Team Office or the Provincial Operations Office in each province.

For northern Cebu, the satellite office will established in Danao City and for southern Cebu, it will be in Carcar City.

The types of assistance and services of the CIU are transportation, medical, burial, food and non-food, educational, referral services, counselling and rescue operation.

The beneficiaries of the AICS are the walk-in and referred clients of the CIUs. Priority shall be given to beneficiaries belonging to indigent families identified under the Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), to families belonging to the informal sector and other poor, marginalized and vulnerable families.

A client can avail of assistance only once within three (3) months period.

The type, kind and amount of financial assistance to be provided to beneficiaries are based on the assessment and recommendation of the DSWD social worker.

Appropriate documentation is needed to support the disbursement of fund based on the Social Case Study Report of the beneficiary.

DSWD will not transfer or delegate the implementation of the AICS to any kind of civil society organization or non-government organization

For monitoring and reporting, an internet-based system called the DSWD Crisis Intervention Monitoring System or CrIMS was designed to capture the profile of CIU clients and beneficiaries, their problems and needs, the social workers assessment and the corresponding interventions provided.

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