Sixteen years may not be that long for some institutions but for the Reintegration for Care and Wholeness Foundation, Inc. (May 9, 2000 to the present), it has been long enough to set a track record to assure those it journeys with that it is here for the long haul.
Its founder, HARRIET HAUTEA HORMILLOSA, a former religious sister of the Servants of St. Joseph for 34 years and a volunteer associate counselor and trainer for the Jesuit Center for Family Ministries for 13 years, set up this foundation with the help of some colleagues and friends.
The founding group wass responding to the signs of the times such as, stress overload, burn out, disequilibrium, relational and family crises arising from personal and inter-generational psycho-spiritual issues.
They also sought to address the growing consciousness and aspiration of people desiring to live quality lives in a society caught up in chronic, rapid changes, fast pace and digital lifestyles, pervading quick-fix attitude and instant gratification mentality, among others.
This Circle of Grace, which fondly calls itself the RCW Family, has been a critical mass of people committed to tirelessly work on their inner wellness, growth and transformation and to help others to do the same.
RCW CARES came to birth as an initiative to help in transforming consciousness and healing lives, especially among Filipino life-carers and care providers, both in the Philippines and abroad.
With no funding agencies backing it up and solely relying on God's providence and the hard work of the teammates and their friends, the foundation has continued its services with passion and determination and is still committed to go onward and forward, through God's grace and the determination of the stakeholders.