Roseville Chase Rotary partnered with International Care Ministries in 2013 and 2014 to support those living in the Philippines. We raised and donated over $20,000 to ICM from our Annual Community Golf Day and other fundraising.

International Care Ministries (ICM) has been serving the poor in the Philippines since 1992. ICM believe that no one should live in abject poverty. With the right support, the right training and the right resources, the bondages of poverty can be broken. In the last few years, ICM has reached nearly a half million ultra poor people with life-changing, community-based, holistic education. Their programs create measurable improvement in families and whole regions across the central and southern Philippines. This wide impact is possible due to s unique approach of partnering with the existing infrastructure of local churches found in most Philippine slum communities.

The cornerstone of the strategic program is the VHL Curriculum, which stands for Values, Health and Livelihood. The TRANSFORM program is a 16-week hands-on training course teaching the VHL curriculum including life skills for stronger relationships, improved problem-solving and greater family wellbeing. The training is designed for semi-literate adult learners and utilises interactive group activities to engage participants to create positive long-term change.

After the four-month TRANSFORM program, ICM participants experience:

• 34% increase in household income

• 13% decrease in serious illnesses

• 53% reduction in reported physical abuse in homes

ICM inspires hope and provides help to transform lives.