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What We Do

Financial Assistance & Social Support

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ComCare

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

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ComLink+ supports lower-income families with children and reinforces their efforts to improve their lives, in partnership with the community.

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.

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

Residential & Shelter Support

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Temporary accommodation to homeless individuals and families.

Care, reception and rehabilitation of destitute persons.

Long-term accommodation for lower-income elderly with little or no family support.

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Protection from Domestic Violence

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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 rehabilitation option which could be ordered by the Court for people who have committed offence(s).

Includes Community Service, Community Service Order and Probation with Detention Order.

For suitable youth offenders aged below 21 who committed minor offences.

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

A support programme for at-risk youths with chronic school absenteeism issues.

MSF-appointed social service agencies that run a suite of MSF-funded services primarily for youth offenders below 21 years old.

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.

Supports probationers on their rehabilitation journey.

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

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Enabling Masterplans

Roadmap to support persons with disabilities and their caregivers.

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Enabling Guide

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

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Comprehensive support for employment of persons with disabilities

Support for getting around Singapore and improving technology availability for persons with disabilities

Accessible dental and medical support for persons with disabilities

Community-based care and skills training for persons with disabilities.

Support for parents or primary caregivers of persons with disabilities.

Residential care for children and adults with disabilities

Enhanced developmental and therapy services for young ones at risk of developmental delays.

A United Nations human rights treaty for individuals with disabilities.

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

How to build high quality elderly and disability facilities.

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

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FAM@FSC

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

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AFAM

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

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

Empowering the Courts to order new sanctions against defaulters.

Children & Families

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FAM@FSC

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

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AFAM

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

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Fostering

Eligibility criteria, application process and support for foster parents.

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Adoption

Eligibility criteria, adoption process and resources for adoptive parents.

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Student Care

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

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Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

OPG Online (OPGO) and resources on Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), Deputyship and Professional Deputies.

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Maintenance of Parents

Resolving maintenance disputes between elderly parents and children.

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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.

Information for couples who decide to proceed with divorce.

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

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Celebrating SG Women

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

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The White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development the shared vision of Singaporeans and outlines 25 actions to advance Singapore women’s development.

The Progress on Singapore Women's Development Report encapsulates Singapore women’s progress in various domains and policy initiatives since the white paper’s release.

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

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ODGSW

Tips and information for social work practitioners.

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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

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ODGSW

Tips and information for social work practitioners.

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Year of Celebrating Social Service Partners

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

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

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.

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.

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MSFCare Volunteers

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MSFCare Network

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

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Year of Celebrating Social Service Partners

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

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