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HCSA Community Services

Website: http://www.hcsa.org.sg
Sector: Children, Youths, Single parents and ex-offenders
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Melissa Shepherdson
Email melissa_shepherdson@hcsa.org.sg
Contact Number 96677346

Description of Organization
HCSA Community Services, a charitable organisation with the Institute of a Public Character (IPC) status and a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), was started in 1996 as a halfway house for recovering drug addicts and ex-offenders.

Today, our work has expanded to include teenage girls who have undergone the trauma of repeated abuse and single parents with limited support. As a family of dedicated staff, volunteer teams, and corporate and community partners, we continue to serve some of the most vulnerable in society, to give them a future and a hope.

 

Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
We have 2 programmes that are in need of regular funds – HCSA SPIN for single parents and HCSA Highpoint halfway house for ex-offenders.

i. For SPIN, we provide assistance with groceries, baby needs (like milk, diapers, wet wipes, etc), and children’s needs (school books, stationery, etc) as many single parents are struggling with daily necessities to make ends meet.
ii. For Highpoint, we need funds for events for the residents and their families as many of them are estranged from their families and become homeless. Hence through their events/activities, the aim is to bring about family restoration.

 

Engaging and involving the YFC participants
Volunteers will be given an orientation for both SPIN and Highpoint and invited to take part in an event/activity so that they can mingle with the beneficiaries and learn more about the programme and the challenges the beneficiaries face.

 

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