Our community support programmes tap into the needs of specific target groups. As people adapt to the constant changes around us, Care Corner has been taking pragmatic steps to evolve new programmes in order to cope with the growing demands of overlooked groups among us. This includes single parents, juveniles and abused victims.

All of our Family Service Centres offer innovative programmes to anyone regardless of age, race, language or religion. The primary objective is to promote family and individual well-being with our wide network of comprehensive social support.

As part of the overall support, Care Corner works with the Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports (MCYS) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) to offer a diverse set of programmes catered for the different communities.

Care Corner Family Service Centre (Admiralty)

  • Learn and Play Programme
    This programme is designed for primary school students from low-income families. It offers a comprehensive, child-centered approach that aims to meet the child’s intellectual, psychological and social needs. Each session is designed to be fun and creative.

  • Guidance Programme
    GP Programme is a 6-month programme that offers counselling and personal growth guidance for youth who have committed petty crimes.

    Admission to the programme is only by referral from the police. In the course of the programmes, the mix of activities is designed to inculcate the youth with the right values as well as to build up resiliency in their characters. Other practical skills such as decision-making and relationship management are also taught.

  • Parenting Support Service
    The programme organises regular workshops to introduce relevant parenting and communication skills. It encompasses 1) Group sessions – parenting with confidence 2) parenting clinic 3) talks and workshops.

  • XRAY
    X-Ray programme aims to empower early young school-leavers in the job-market by providing them with proper training and employment opportunities while empowering them with greater self-esteem. These training will make their transition into the marketplace a less rocky journey.

    The programme will run for 6 months and focuses on 4 core areas: sense of belonging, independence, skills mastery and relationship. This ground-breaking work will equip the participants with marketable skills, knowledge and leadership qualities. Not confining to just classroom theories, programme leaders will also offer vocational training and career advice. As part of the curriculum, social entrepreneurship is also strongly encouraged.

  • STEP-UP
    This school-based programme offers talks and workshops conducted at the school premises. It aims to help students to deal with personal and social issues, e.g. anger, theft and motivation. In addition, it also offers tips and insights to teachers and parents to understand the student’s psychology so that they can offer more effective support during their growing years.

  • Open Hands Programme temporarily relieves the financial burdens of clients, as well as improve their employability.  Working together with the organisation: Food from the Heart (FFTH), we provide bread and food rations on a weekly basis to close to 100 low income families.  This immediate assistance helps clients put food on the table, giving them much needed encouragement as they venture towards gaining self-reliance.  Talks on finance management and English conversational classes have helped clients in their employment journey.

  • Drop-In Area - (Open to public) Aimed at engaging Youth in their free time, we have computers, X-Box, and a Pool table, amongst the attractions at the Centre. Open on weekday afternoons, an average of 40 youth gather here daily under the watchful eye of trained social workers and befrienders.

    For more information, please contact:
    Care Corner Family Service Centre (Admiralty)

Care Corner Family Service Centre (Queenstown)

  • Kidstart!
  • Kidstart! is a programme run by Care Corner Family Service Centre (Queenstown). Its main objective is to reach out to children Primary 2 to 5 who come from low-income families residing in Tanglin Halt, Commonwealth, Holland Road and Ghim Moh areas. The programme aims to help children develop healthy self-esteem and it comprises of 3 key components - Alpha-Zee, Urban Bees and Getaway.

  • Care Connection
  • Care Connection aims to engage seniors through our centre services and activities to promote active aging and aging in place. We operate a drop-in centre that engages the seniors living within our service boundary with various activities that includes beading classes, line dance, outings, English lessons among others. We also attend to the seniors staying in studio apartments fitted with the alert alarm system in three adjacent blocks. The staff will respond to any activation and render the necessary assistance during operating hours.
  • A Mother A Woman – Support Group for Single Mothers
  • This group seeks to provide a supportive platform for single mothers to come together. Through group work sessions, the mothers will learn to discover their identity and strengths, develop their support network and skills and gain awareness on the community resources available. We hope that the mothers will go on to develop their own supportive networks in the community and be empowered in their role as the main caregiver of their families.
  • Community Organising
  • The CO programme comprises of three main areas, namely the environment scan, networking and resource mobilisation and volunteer management. CO’s focus is to assess the needs and the capacity of the community that we are in and mobilise the resources available in the community to partner us in our work to enhance the well-being of individuals and families. We also hope to raise and develop volunteers, community and corporate partners who will join us in building a strong, inclusive and caring community in Queenstown.
  • W.A.Y.
    W.A.Y. stands for ‘We Are Youth’. The programme aims to attract youths aged 12 to 18 years old from low-income families and under-academic achieving youths staying in Queenstown community. It provides a safe platform and opportunity for holistic youth development which comprises of 4 key aspects - Chill out Cabin, Project Reach, Project Shine and Family Ties.
  • For more information, please contact:
    Care Corner Family Service Centre (Queenstown)


Care Corner Family Service Centre (Toa Payoh)

  • Project 170
  • The elderly outreach programme caters to the poor and needy elderly residing in the vicinity of block 170, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh. With a wide range of holistic activities, the programme takes on a pro-active role in keep the elderly socially-engaged within the community.

  • Care Express
  • Launched in Oct 2006, the programme is a joint-collaboration between Care Corner Family Service Centre (Toa Payoh) and Care Link. The main objective of the mobile outreach programme is to offer a channel for the elderly residing in Toa Payoh estate to seek companionship as well as emotional and physical support. The programme covers home visits, regular outings, outdoor activities as well as networking opportunities.

  • Project Ywap
  • Y 'w@p also means "Youth With A Potential". It is a special club for youths to make new friends, pick up an exciting hobby or learn new skills. The club has several areas of interest, such as sports, dance, video gaming, music, comics and recreational activities. It even boasts its very own in-house café.

    In line with its belief that every youth has potential, the club also aims to provide character building, leadership training as well as other developmental courses for schools and other youth bodies.

    Membership is $10 a year and entitles the member to special privileges and discounts.

  • K’w@p is a programme that reaches out to children aged 7 to 12 yrs old living around the Toa Payoh neighbourhood.  Activities include: supervised study, ‘learn & play’ activities, and holiday workshops and outings.  Many of the participating children were receiving financial assistance from the Centre.
  • Youth Club (Y’w@p) provides a drop-in centre with a holistic programme for youth aged 13 to 18 years old.

    For more information, please contact:
    Care Corner Family Service Centre (Toa Payoh)

Care Corner Family Service Centre (Woodlands)

  • Healthy Start Programme
  • The programme adopts a pro-active approach by focusing on early intervention for children below the age of six from at-risk families. There are 3 core components that drive the programme. It includes 1) Effective parenting workshops 2) Comprehensive social support 3) Emphasis on pre-school education

  • Learning Bees
  • Learning Bees is a programme under Care Corner FSC (WL). It offers a wide variety of enrichment programmes to underachieving primary school children through tutoring and educational activities.

  • STEP-UP
  • This school-based programme offers talks and workshops conducted at the school premises. It aims to help students to deal with personal and social issues, e.g. anger, theft and motivation. In addition, it also offers tips and insights to teachers and parents to understand the student’s psychology so that they can offer more effective support during their growing years.

  • Youth-Inn (YINN) seeks to support Secondary 1 and 2 school-going students from low-income families, helping them transit from the “pre-teens” period to adolescence through our Mentoring and Enrichment components.  Participating students are from families receiving financial assistance at our centre, or are schooling within our service boundaries.

    For more information, please contact:
    Care Corner Family Service Centre (Woodlands)
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