Caritas Manila Sanlakbay Program

Sanlakbay para sa Pagbabagong Buhay is a parish community-based rehabilitation program which aims to transform lives, restore human dignity and reintegrate drug dependents to their communities.

It is a pastoral accompaniment program for drug dependents toward healing, recovery and restoration. It was launched on October 21, 2016 in response to the Philippine government’s war against illegal drugs.

During the rehabilitation program, enrolled drug dependents, called, “kalakbay,” undergo spiritual and values formation, one-on-one and group counseling sessions, skills training and livelihood opportunities and sports, arts and culture development.

The program is currently being implemented in 12 parish-community in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Sanlakbay is in partnership with the government (PDEA, DOH, LGU, DILG, PNP) and private sectors (Ateneo Center for Family Ministires, UST Graduate School Pyscho-Trauma Clinic).