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Helping the Needy and Vulnerable

Helping the Needy and Vulnerable

A caring society is a compassionate one that cares for the less fortunate. Every citizen and his family should be assisted in their effort to attain the means and opportunities for a decent and dignified living.

Persons facing hardships are given help to tide them over a difficult period as well as to regain their financial independence. This will enable them to continue to contribute positively to the nation.

  • The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons, established in 2010, aims to to implement holistic, co-ordinated strategies to combat Trafficking in Persons more effectively.
  • We are the lead agency providing social support for vulnerable seniors and are part of the Ministerial Committee of Ageing (MCA).
  • The Destitute and Shelter Support Branch (DSSB) is responsible for ten homes which are gazetted as welfare homes under the Destitute Persons Act for the care, reception and rehabilitation of destitute persons.
  • The Vulnerable Adults Act (VAA) safeguards Vulnerable Adults (VA) from abuse, neglect, or self-neglect. The Act came into force on 19 December 2018.