This is a guide to all things at the intersection of Family, Singapore and social change. Feel free to edit if you’d like to improve it!

Overview


See Family Articles and Family Events.

Key People


Names are provided alphabetically, with links provided to LinkedIn accounts where available, else Facebook. Expertise in this area is based on past or current experience, and if there is a link to Singapore in some way.

Alvin Lee, Daniel Chien, Florence Lim, Grace Lim Tun Wee, Ian Christopher Peterson, Leong Wing Keen, Lim Seow Beng, Lim Soon Hock, Lim Yu Ming, Lye Fei, Mohd Ali Mahmood, Nur Hilyah Bte Saparin, Peter Chang, Peter Quek, S Palani Rajah, Shawn Koh, Sivakami Chinniah, Sudha Nair, Wong Suen Kwong, Woo Mei Mei

National Level


The National Family Council is led by the people sector and takes over the roles of Committee on the Family and the Family Matters! Singapore committee. It is an advisory and consultative body for family-related policies, issues and programmes for which its inputs are critical. It organises the annual National Family Week.

The Family Court was set up as a specialised forum for family members to seek legal redress for all family-related disputes.

MCYS' Fostering Scheme serves as an alternative care arrangement for children in need of a conducive home environment. It is usually a short-term arrangement to meet the emergency care needs of a child. In some cases, it may become a long-term care arrangement if the parents / guardians are unable to work out suitable care arrangements for their children.

Family Services Centres


Family Service Centres (FSCs) are a key community-based social service providers for families in need. FSCs are staffed with professional social workers who are ready to provide a listening ear and helping hand. Anyone, regardless of age, race, language or religion, can benefit from FSC services. The 38 FSCs islandwide, run by voluntary welfare organisations, have established a good network with other community help agencies and can help to link families to assistance provided by other agencies if necessary. PPIS-Jurong FSC and SINDA FSCcater specifically to Malay or Indian families respectively.

FSC
Address
Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres, The (Ang Mo Kio)
Blk 230 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #01-1264, S’pore 560230
Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres, The (Cheng San)
Blk 445 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-1647, S’pore 560445
Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centres, The (Sengkang)
223D Compassvale Walk, #01-673, S’pore 544223
AWWA Family Service Centre
Blk 107 Towner Rd, #01-356, S’pore 321107
Bukit Ho Swee Family Service Centre
Blk 5 Delta Avenue, #01-09, S’pore 160005
Care Corner Family Service Centre (Admiralty)
Blk 718 Woodlands Ave 6, #01-658, S’pore 730718
Care Corner Family Service Centre (Queenstown)
Blk 88, Tanglin Halt Road, #05-01, S’pore 141088
Care Corner Family Service Centre (Toa Payoh)
Blk 158 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #01-1522, S’pore 310158
Care Corner Family Service Centre (Woodlands)
Blk 345 Woodlands St 32, #01-198, S’pore 730345
Covenant Family Service Centre
Blk 613 Hougang Ave 8, #01-432, S’pore 530613
Daybreak Family Service Centre
Blk 855 Yishun Ring Road, #01-3539, S’pore 760855
Fei Yue Family Service Centre (Bt Batok)
Blk 185 Bt Batok West Ave 6, #01-187, S’pore 650185
Fei Yue Family Service Centre (Choa Chu Kang)
Blk 280 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3, #01-360, S’pore 680280
Fei Yue Family Service Centre (Yew Tee)
Blk 604 Choa Chu Kang St 62, #01-53, S’pore 680604
Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre
Blk 237 Hougang Street 21, #01-406, S’pore 530237
Kampong Kapor Family Service Centre
Blk 2 Kitchener Road, #03-89, S’pore 200002
Lakeside Family Centre (Jurong East)
Blk 302 Jurong East St 32, #01-22, S’pore 600302
Lakeside Family Centre (Jurong West)
Blk 516 Jurong West St 52, #01-73, S’pore 640516
MacPherson Moral Family Service Centre
Blk 91 Paya Lebar Way, #01-3023, S’pore 370091
Marine Parade Family Service Centre
Blk 53 Marine Terrace, #01-227, S’pore 440053
Moral Family Service Centre (Bedok North)
Blk 534 Bedok North St. 3, #01-814, S’pore 460534
Moral Family Service Centre (Bt Panjang)
Blk 139 Petir Road, #01-448, S’pore 670139
Pasir Ris Family Service Centre
Blk 256 Pasir Ris Street 21, #01-289, S’pore 510256
PPIS-Jurong Family Service Centre
Blk 301 Bukit Batok St 31, #01-01, S’pore 650301
PPIS FSC (East)
Blk 1 Eunos Crescent, #01-2509, S’pore
REACH Family Service Centre
Blk 187 Bishan St 13, #01-475, S’pore 570187
Rotary Family Service Centre
Blk 346 Clementi Ave 5, #01-10, S’pore 120346
SBL Vision Family Service Centre, The
Blk 946 Tampines Ave 4, #01-338, S’pore 520946
Sembawang Family Service Centre
Blk 326 Sembawang Crescent, #01-52, S’pore 750326
Serangoon Moral Family Service Centre
Blk 238 Serangoon Ave 2, #01-47, S’pore 550238
SINDA Family Service Centre
1 Beatty Road, S’pore 209943
Singapore Children's Society (Yishun FSC)
Blk 107 Yishun Ring Road, #01-233, S’pore 760107
Tampines Family Service Centre
Blk 470 Tampines St 44, #01-194, S’pore 520470
Tanjong Pagar Family Service Centre
Blk 18 Jalan Membina, #04-01, S’pore 164018
TRANS Centre (Bedok)
Blk 411 Bedok North Ave 2, #01-106, S’pore 460411
TRANS Centre (Bukit Timah)
Blk 1 Toh Yi Drive, #01-143, S’pore 591501
Whispering Hearts Family Service Centre
Blk 646 Jurong West St 61, #01-142, S’pore 640646

Multi-Service Centres


Loving Heart Multi Service Centre co-locates several social services within the same location. Its services are targeted at residents of Yuhua Constituency and South West CDC area.

Single Parent Families & Stepfamilies

Single Parent Family Centres. There are 2 specialised agencies that you can approach: As-Salaam PPIS Family Support Centre (for Malay-speaking and/or Muslims who have gone through death or divorce) and HELP Family Service Centre.

Children’s Society also runs the RAINBOWS programme, which provides a bridge to emotional healing for children, teenagers and adults facing death, divorce or other significant losses in the family.

Steady Marriages is a blog to support divorcees and single parents who feel that they are often misunderstood and alienated.

Alteration Initiative at Dhoby Xchange is a social enterprise that provides training and employment opportunities for single mothers in need. Recruitment is done via organisations like CDAC, HELP Family Support Service and PPIS As-Salaam. Single mothers who join them receive training in alteration and sewing.

Project SPARK is a collaboration between Temasek Cares and The Self-Help Groups, for a programme to help single-parent families rebuild their lives. It is built around CareerLink Plus, a programme which provides employment support for job-seekers.

Fathers


Centre for Fathering was founded by three young fathers who share a deep conviction that a father’s parental involvement makes a tremendous difference to his child’s development. CFF focuses on preventive social work by providing family-life education to parents at an early stage of their parenthood.

Association for Devoted and Actvie Family Men (or ADAM) was formed to fill a critical gap that addresses issues faced by men in Singapore. Since its inception, the organisation has carried out many activities aimed at improving the family nucleus. This is through empowering family leaders with knowledge and aptitude to foster a close-knit family circle.

The Fathers Action Network (FAN) is led by members from various organisations and business enterprises and was constituted as a work group of the National Family Council in November 2009.

Domestic Violence


PAVe is a specialised service which focuses support to the whole family, therefore including victims, perpetrators and witnesses of family violence. The programmes encompass a continuum of services starting with remedial services and moving into a preventive cum developmental model.

SAFE@TRANS is a video link-up system with the Family Court which allows victims of family violence to apply for a Protection Order at TRANS Centre. This service makes the process of applying for Protection Orders less daunting and more accessible for victims of family violence.

Society Against Family Violence has a mission to prevent and reduce of the incidence of family violence in Singapore, to encourage the setting-up of and provide direct therapeutic services for victims of violence, and to encourage the provision of and provide for direct rehabilitative services for perpetrators of violence.

Key Videos & Publications


NVPC's Guide to Families and Family Services Centres
Moving On - A Single Parent Guide
Custody Dispute Investigation - A Guide for Parents
Be a Foster Parent pamphlet
Attitudes on Families
Protecting Families from Violence: The Singapore Experience
Nightingale Songs: Survival Stories from Domestic Violence

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