The Cameleon Association, Inc. (CAI) is duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a non-stock, non-profit humanitarian organization on September 16, 1997 by a French national Laurence Ligier. It provides protection, rehabilitation and values formation to sexually abused girls in Western Visayas. It also serves as a haven for abused children where they can restore their broken lives and start building their future. In the last 18 years despite daunting challenges in taking actions and fighting for the rights of the children, Cameleon remains steadfast in pursuing its dream of seeing a society where families and communities are self-reliant, child-friendly and free from all forms of abuse and violence. Its main office is located at Brgy. Sablogon, Passi City, Iloilo and its extension office is at 15-B del Carmen St., Jaro, Iloilo City. The Foundation has 34 regular staff, 1 volunteer, and 10 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was first certified for 3 years on May 10, 2013 and which will end on March 5, 2016.
Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are: “ a society where families and communities are self-reliant, child-friendly and free from all forms of abuse and violence; to act as a model institution that promotes the empowerment and development of children and their families through education, advocacy and other psychosocial intervention; to enable sexually abused girls who cannot afford to undergo healing and reformation in the community or with their family to benefit from an intensive treatment in a residential setting; to provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual alleviation of disease, distress, disability, dysfunction and disorder given the development context”. The Foundation’s programs/projects focus on Rehabilitation (Residential and Post Residential Rehabilitation initiatives), Community Development and Advocacy (promoting children’s rights). Geographical scope of programs: Western Visayas.