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What We Do

Financial Assistance & Social Support

ComCare

Supporting lower-income households with basic living expenses, including school fees.

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Temporary financial support to eligible lower- to middle-income workers.

Employment, housing, utilities, education and mentoring support for young, lower-income parents.

Help on family, socio-emotional, interpersonal or other social issues.

Integrated and holistic health-and-eldercare services and programmes.

Healthcare support for residents of MOH-funded nursing homes or MSF-funded sheltered and disability homes.

Shelter

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How to help rough sleepers and initiatives to support them.

Care, reception and rehabilitation of destitute persons.

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Protection from Domestic Violence

Break the Silence

Help channels and resources for domestic violence.

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A 24h helpline at 1800-777-0000 or go.gov.sg/navh. If there is imminent danger to safety, please call the Police at 999 or SMS 71999.

Co-creating solutions to improve domestic violence awareness and prevention.

Court-ordered counselling to help those who have experienced or used domestic violence.

Protecting abused or neglected children and young persons.

Residential care programmes for children and young persons.

Evidence-based tools to guide professionals on detecting and reporting child safety concerns, and how to sign up for training.

Implementing holistic, co-ordinated strategies to combat Trafficking in Persons more effectively.

Key legislation that safeguards the care, protection and rehabilitation of children and young persons.

Rehabilitation

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A range of holistic policies and programmes that address rehabilitative needs.

Issued to children or young persons below 16 who display serious behavioural challenges.

A community-based sentencing option by the Court for people who have committed offence(s).

Community Service Order and Weekend Detention Order are other options available to the Court.

The Juvenile Court could impose that the juvenile undergoes a Detention Order before a Probation Order.

Guidance Programme, Streetwise Programme, Enhanced Streetwise Programme and YES Scheme.

Assisting in the early identification and diversion of youth offenders from the criminal justice system.

Community-based outreach programme for youths aged 12-21 who are out of school and not working.

Support programme for students at risk of dropping out of school and youth who are out of school.

Allows youth to explore industries they are interested in through a mentorship journey.

MSF-funded programmes for at-risk youths and young offenders below 21 years of age.

Overseeing efforts to prevent offending, re-offending and enhance rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation of youth at the Singapore Boys' Home and Singapore Girls' Home.

Residential care programmes for children and young persons.

Volunteer participation and community awareness in rehabilitating offenders under MSF's purview.

What happens when a juvenile commits an offence? Is he or she put in jail? Learn more about how we help juvenile delinquents.

MSF and NCSS have produced an occasional paper that examines the impact of parental criminality on child criminality in Singapore.

Key legislation that safeguards the care, protection and rehabilitation of children and young persons.

Disability Services

Enabling Masterplans

Roadmap to support persons with disabilities and their caregivers.

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A first-stop resource portal for PwDs and their caregivers.

Subsidies to for necessary assistive technology equipment and accessories (e.g. wheelchairs).

Support for training and employment. Schemes are also available to employers.

There are dentists in Singapore who are able to provide routine dental treatment for adults with special needs.

Care and skills training for adults with disabilities during the day.

Support for PwDs with behavioural needs and help for them live in the community.

Parents or primary caregivers can draw up care plans and set up trust accounts for their loved ones.

Simplifying the deputyship application process for young adults with severe intellectual disability.

Developmental and therapy services for young ones at risk of moderate to severe developmental delays.

Support for children with mild to moderate developmental needs to attend Child Care Centres.

Public transport concessions for Persons with permanent disabilities.

Support for those who need to take dedicated transport provided by Social Service Agencies.

Support for taxi fares of PwDs for the purpose of attending school or work.

A special vehicle label for those with mobility impairment to park at designated lots.

Support for those with permanent physical disabilities who need a vehicle to earn a living.

Defrays the cost of caregiver training to enhance their ability to care for and manage PwDs.

Supports families who hire migrant domestic workers to care for their loved ones with moderate to severe disabilities.

Lower monthly levy when employing migrant domestic workers as full-time caregivers.

Long- and short-term residential care for children with special needs aged below 18.

Long-term residential care for adults with disabilities with no alternative accommodation and their caregivers.

Healthcare support for residents of MOH-funded nursing homes or MSF-funded sheltered and disability homes.

Child development, Early Intervention, managing transition and other family support.

How to build high quality elderly and disability facilities.

Singapore signed the UNCRPD on 30th Nov 2012, and ratified the convention on 18 July 2013.

Problem Gambling Assistance

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MSF and the National Council on Problem Gambling work closely to minimise the social impact and ills of problem gambling.

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Marriage Journey

FAMatFSC

Marital support for couples and support for families with early signs of stress.

AFAM

Alliance for Action to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships (AFAM).

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Information on finding a life partner or widening your social circle.

Marriage education programmes for couples of various needs.

Marriage preparation programme supported by MSF, MUIS and ROMM.

Information on how to get married in Singapore.

Information for couples who decide to proceed with divorce.

Information on a Social Report for custody disputes and the process involved.

Empowering the Courts to order new sanctions against defaulters.

Children & Families

FAMatFSC

Marital support for couples and support for families with early signs of stress.

AFAM

Alliance for Action to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships (AFAM).

Fostering

Eligibility criteria, application process and support for foster parents.

Adoption

Eligibility criteria, adoption process and resources for adoptive parents.

Student Care

Subsidies, MSF-registered student care centres and operator guidelines.

OPG

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) protects those who lack mental capacity.

Maintenance of Parents

Resolving maintenance disputes between elderly parents and children.

Singapore Central Authority

Return of children taken to or from Singapore without permission of custodial parents.

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Support for couples to have more children by lightening child-raising costs.

Leave schemes to support Singaporeans in having and raising children.

Care and education for children between 2 months and below 7 years.

Resources, knowledge and skills for parents to build a strong, happy family.

Support for caregivers of PwDs who lack mental capacity to be appointed as deputies.

Mandatory Counselling, Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) and Special Marriage License.

Initiatives for businesses to adopt strategies, infrastructure and services that cater to families.

Booklet to educate children and their caregivers on child rights.

Guidelines for care centres that wish to provide care services to infants toddlers aged 2 - 18 months.

Practical resource on child care centre operational matters for parents.

Resource for child care centres in providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children.

Stories and favourite recipes of foster families in Singapore.

MSF believes that the family is the basic building block of society.

A treaty which comprehensively provides for the rights of children.

Public education strategies and initiatives to promote positive attitudes towards the family.

Guide to preparing for the golden years.

Tips on nurturing closer, healthier ties with children and grandchildren.

Guidelines for sellers and prospective buyers of child care centres.

Women Empowerment

Celebrating SG Women

Fostering an even more equitable and inclusive society for women and men.

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List of schemes, assistance and resources available for women.

Promoting and achieving sustained increases in the number of women on boards.

Protecting the rights of women and girls and providing legal basis for equality between husband and wife.

Social Service Professionals

ODGSW

Tips and information for social work practitioners.

Year of Celebrating Social Service Partners

Recognising contributions of those within and beyond the social service sector.

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Career pathways, existing and emerging skills, training programmes and more.

Developing individuals who have strong leadership qualities to lead in the social service sector.

Funding support for Social Service Agencies and professionals to improve their competencies.

MSF funds Therapy Hubs in a number of Social Service Agencies.

Key ingredients needed for effective implementation and evaluation of a project.

Social and community services offer various social and community services.

Social Service Agencies & Partners

ODGSW

Tips and information for social work practitioners.

Year of Celebrating Social Service Partners

Recognising contributions of those within and beyond the social service sector.

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How to register your SSA, form a trust or apply for Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.

Support for the operations and facilities of community-based and residential services.

Schemes to develop SSA capabilities and capacities.

Funding support for Social Service Agencies and professionals to improve their competencies.

Support for the cost of COE and Additional Registration Fee (ARF) for vehicles to transport clients.

Support and advice for SSAs to secure premises for their activities.

MSF funds Therapy Hubs in a number of Social Service Agencies.

Help for Social Service Agencies to deliver quality psychology services.

raiSE was set up to raise awareness on social entrepreneurship and support for social enterprises.

Fund-raising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

Annual community outreach and fund-raising campaign.

Key ingredients needed for effective implementation and evaluation of a project.

This publication features the success stories of 10 accomplished social enterprises in Singapore. Through the insightful sharing by their founders on the highs and lows of their respective journeys, we hope you will be motivated to support them, and perhaps even be inspired to start your own social enterprise to benefit the disadvantaged in our community.

Social and community services offer various social and community services.

MSFCare Volunteers

MSFCare Network

Connecting like-minded volunteers with volunteering opportunities and updates from the MSF-Family and our partners.

Year of Celebrating Social Service Partners

Recognising contributions of those within and beyond the social service sector.

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