Children’s Shelter of Cebu

In May of 1979, four young Minnesotans left for Cebu to join a group of Filipinos who shared their vision for a ministry to homeless children. They worked with their Filipino companions to learn the language, adjust to a new culture, purchase a house, and obtain licensing from the government. A second home was established in 1985. Children were placed for adoption through the Philippine government’s Department of Social Welfare and Development. Today, in our two residences, we care for 65-75 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.

Address: P.O. Box 247
Cambridge, MN 55008