In March 1999, Star Shelter opened its doors. It is a registered charity with IPC Status, and is the only secular crisis centre in Singapore.
Apart from providing meals and lodging, Star Shelter also provides Trauma/Crisis counselling and Case Management. Through the “Rebuild” Program, we also provide a one-time financial aid to assist victims to pay for transport expenses while looking for employment as well as a no interest home loan, which enables victims to set up a new home.
The Star Shelter provides an essential service, which is in short supply in our community. While government does provide a grant to help defray some of the Shelter’s costs this works out to about 30% of the total budget. The remaining amount has to be raised by SCWO through fund raising projects each year, and the goodwill of various individual donors.
If you are victim, or of if you know someone who is a victim, you should either:
Criteria for Admission
Persons who intend to seek refuge at the shelter must satisfy the following criteria:
Condition of Stay
Each victim can stay a maximum of three months. During the stay, the victim must demonstrate willingness to work towards resolution of her issues—actively seeking alternative accommodation, job, etc. The shelter reserves the right to evict at any time when it is felt that the victim is not taking ownership of her own problems or there is undesirable behaviour on the part of the victim.
Contact Star Shelter
To protect the victims in the shelter, the location of the shelter cannot be publicised. Anyone who wishes to contact the management staff of the shelter can: