We specialize in providing shelter and community-based development programs for prevention, healing and recovery of survivors and at-risk of trafficking, sexual abuse, and other forms of gender violence. Currently, SMEIDFI operates 14 shelters and 9 community-based programs all over the country.
Established in 2000,
SMEIDFI serves as the umbrella organization of all shelter and community-based agencies of the Religious of the Good Shepherd in the country, overseeing resource development and project management.
Our work started in 1912 when three Irish sisters journeyed from Burma to the port of Batangas to establish a Catholic school. Today, the congregation operates three educational institutions that offer programs and services that are person and community oriented, and anchored on Christian faith and values.
From strengthening local cooperatives to the formation of local clergy, the Good Shepherd Innovative Ministries (GSIM) allow us to transform society and the Church through channels outside our congregation's established ministries.
Sensitive to the signs of times, we respond and take specific actions on pressing issues. From the dumpsites of Manila to the remote islands of Samar, we express solidarity with peoples through meaningful developmental work.
The Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS) Province of Philippines and Japan joined the Blue Heart Campaign to commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons last July 30, 2019. It seeks to encourage involvement from everyone to inspire action and help prevent this heinous crime.Read More
The Referral System is intended to augment government-led efforts in ensuring safety of women and girls. It is a bold move to collaborate with private groups, which are spearheading the safety VAWC network.Read More
On March 8, 2019, the province celebrated International Women, as well as a kick-off activity for its month-long celebration of National Women’s Month.Read More
On January 14, 2019 the province renewed its partnership with Consuelo Foundation to support the establishment and strengthening of Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Networks (CAPIN) in four municipalities of Catanduanes province.Read More
SMEIDFI partners with Children’s Hour and World Women Day of Prayer (WWDP) for women and children projects.Read More
From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world united to pray and care for creation. To conclude the Season of Creation, a cosmic walk was held in Good Shepherd Provincialate participated by sisters, staff, and students.Read More
The Province Link Persons of WJPIC from the different communities gathered September 27 – 28, 2018 at St. Bridget School, Quezon City.Read More
“The Name of the child is Today”, a powerful quote that challenged CAPIN members to work as a team for the welfare of the children.Read More
The Philippines Community Board of Telus International, one of the leading BPO companies in the country, partnered with SMEIDFI in providing educational assistance to survivors of abuse.Read More
For years, he has been active in organizing and educating people about the detrimental effects of the mining in their island community.Read More
We accept that we are so-called “co-creations”, but, what is happening until now? It has always been taken for granted.Read More
We celebrated Earth Day this year together with hundreds of friends. What a wonderful day to celebrate creation!Read More
Committed to provide technical assistance to its member agencies and to provide quality project implementation, a series of workshops was conducted on February 5-6 and March 9-10, 2018.Read More
MATA Productions staged its maiden production MNL Trapik, a trilogy of one-act plays about human trafficking as part of Fringe Manila Arts Festival 2018.Read More