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Singapore Government

Divorce Support

Overview of DSSAs

Overview of Divorce Support Specialist Agencies (DSSAs) and Strengthening Families Programme@Family Service Centres

The Divorce Support Specialist Agencies (DSSAs) and Strengthening Families Programme@Family Service Centres (FAM@FSCs) provide specialised services and programmes for divorcing and divorced families. These support services include counselling and case management.

DSSAs/FAM@FSCs are staffed by trained counsellors and social workers. They are equipped with specialised skills to handle divorce matters. 

There are two DSSAs and four FAM@FSCs under the Ministry of Social and Family Development that provide support and care to families through a strong child-centric approach. 

The programmes offered aim to:

  • highlight the impact divorce has on children, and
  • encourage cooperative co-parenting. 

DSSA/FAM@FSC Services 

The DSSAs/FAM@FSCs provide these services:

  • Pre-divorce Mandatory Parenting Programme;
  • Information and non-legal advice on divorce-related financial and housing issues;
  • Case management;
  • Counselling; and
  • Support groups. 

They also run evidence-based programmes to help parents and children cope with the changes in their family structure. 

Read more about the divorce support programmes available for families.

DSSAs/FAM@FSCs Locations 

There are two DSSAs:

       
  • HELP Family Service Centre 
  • PPIS As-Salaam Family Support Centre  

 

There are four FAM@FSCs:

  • Strengthening Families Programme@FSC (Care Corner - Eunos)
  • Strengthening Families Programme@FSC (Thye Hua Kwan - Commonwealth)
  • Strengthening Families Programme@FSC (AMKFSC - Ang Mo Kio)
  • Strengthening Families Programme@FSC (Fei Yue - Choa Chu Kang)
  • Strengthening Families Programme@FSC (Montfort Care - Kreta Ayer)

For more details, please see DSSA/FAM@FSC locations