The House of Hope, a charitable custodial psychiatric care facility located in Barangay Lumbia and being managed by the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro is set for a major upgrade. This after the property has been formally transferred to the city government through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) recently signed last October 15.

The facility is also set for expansion after the heirs of the Escaño family donated nearly half a hectare right beside it. Full details in the article below.

Signing for the MOA were City Mayor Oscar Moreno, Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, Escano Estate representative Madame Emelita B. Almirante, House of Hope Foundation Chairperson Msgr. Perseus T. Cabunoc, Department of Health Regional Dir. Nimfa B. Torrizo, Northern Mindanao Medical Center Chief of Hospital Dr. Jose C. Chan, and JR Borja General Hospital Acting Chief of Hospital Dr. Ramon M. Nery.

photo by Jay Roa Pascual
photo by Jay Roa Pascual
photo by Jay Roa Pascual
photo by Jay Roa Pascual

The agreement calls for the collaborative effort among City Hall, Department of Health, the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) and the city-owned JR Borja General Hospital for the operation of the facility intended for the mentally disabled.

photo by Reyma Lopez Cullano

Read further details below.

More photos in the link below.

More info on House of Hope’s history HERE.

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