Canossaville Children’s Home
Offering residential care to girls aged between six and 12 years, Canossaville Children’s Home works with girls who come from family situations which could put them at risk. A student-care centre offers before- and after-school care for primary school boys and girls.
A shelter for troubled teenagers, AG Home was formerly known as Andrew and Grace Home. It houses teenage girls who are either juvenile delinquents that are beyond parental control or are victims of sexual or physical abuse. Some of the girls will be employed as Christmas helpers to wrap presents and sell the Watsons Christmas catalogue at $2 each. Half of the sales proceeds will go to the home. Donation boxes have also been set up in stores.
Lutheran Community Care Services
The group reaches out to families, children and youth at risk, especially those who have dropped out of school. It provides counselling work, family intervention, life skills workshops and enrichment programmes.
Jamiyah Children’s Home
Jamiyah Children’s Home provides care and shelter to orphans and children of single parents, drug detainees, and abused and dysfunctional families. They offer educational programmes, as well as those in sports, recreation and character development.
Students Care Service
It offers counselling and guidance to students with social, emotional, behavioural and learning issues through group work, talks and workshops.
A non-profit organisation, FaithActs organises activities, such as reading programmes and tuition classes, to help children and youth in their studies and character development. It also has programmes for the needy, the disadvantaged and the elderly.
YMCA Project Bridge
A direct service arm of YMCA of Singapore, YMCA Project Bridge opened a vocational development centre this year to provide at-risk youth with certified training in hairdressing, make-up, hospitality in food & beverage and baking.
The Changi Airport Group launched the Changi Foundation in April to help youth at risk. In addition to working with organisations like Boys’ Town and Assumption Pathway School, the foundation will offer book prizes and bursaries for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and experiential programmes in the airport and service industries.
Source: The Straits Times