The Catholic Church of Cagayan de Oro City in the Philippines has been of help in the enhancement of the residents’ spiritual, moral, educational and cultural developments. It also involves itself in charitable activities to help poor and underprivileged people. The Saint Joseph Golden Home Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable institution that is established by the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro to help poor elderly men and women who are no longer capable of supporting themselves of their basic daily needs. Its premises are located at Clemente Fernandez Ext., 18th Street, Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro.
Services to the elderly in the foundation are provided by nuns and volunteers. These include recreational, spiritual and health services as well as value formation and adult education.
To be admitted to the home of the elderly, a male or female person should be 65 years old or over. He or she should be a resident of Cagayan de Oro or Malaybalay Cities. He or she should be indigent and totally abandoned by his or her family or relatives. And that he or she is not suffering from psychological or mental disorder or afflicted with a communicable disease.
Saint Joseph’s Golden Home Foundation relies mainly on donations to support its activities. Despite this situation, it has somehow, with the grace of God, able to manage its operations because of the generosity of its kind-hearted donors.