Resources

Directories

CRISIS AND SHELTERED HOMES
Andrew and Grace Home
Temporary refuge for troubled teenage girls aged 12 – 19 years.
6348 5674
24 hours
Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E.)
Refuge for migrant workers
6341 5525 (women)
6341 5535 (men)
24 hours
Pertapis Centre for Women and Girls
Home for troubled girls between ages of 12 and below 21.
6284 4707
24 hours
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)
For anyone in Crisis and/or with suicidal tendencies
1800 221 4444
24 hours
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence(PAVe)
Families facing violence
6555 0390
Mon-Fri 9am–6pm
Wed 9am–9.30pm
Child Protection and Welfare Services (MSF)
Reporting of Child Abuse
1800-258 6378
Mon–Fri 8.30am–5pm
Sat 8.30am–1pm
AWARE Helpline
Women with issues
1800 774 6378
Mon–Fri 8.30am–5pm
Sat 8.30am–1pm
MANDATORY PARENTING PROGRAMME
Application for the Mandatory Parenting Programme (MSF)
One-to-one consultation for parents with minor children before they file for divorce.
www.msf.gov.sg/mandatoryparentingprogramme
HEALTH & WELLBEING
HealthLine (Health Promotion Board)
Personal advice on healthy living and disease prevention,
manned by experienced Nurse Advisers
1800 223 1313
Mon–Fri 8.30am–5pm
Sat 8.30am–1pm
IMH Helpline
Psychiatric emergencies
6389 2222
24 hours
Alcoholics Anonymous
For those who are alcohol-dependent and their families
6475 0890
24 hours
Problem Gambling Helpline
For those with a gambling problem or know someone who does
1800 666 8668
Mon–Fri 8.30am–6pm
FAMILY, PARENTHOOD & PREGNANCY
BABES (Beyond Social Service)
For teenagers with child
1800 833 6666
SMS: 8111 3535
24 hours
MUM-TO-BE Helpline
(Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society)

To offer confidential support to pregnant
women of all ages in difficult situations
1800 686-86-23
24 hours
Sanctuary House hotline
Crisis Pregnancy / Emergency Infant Care.
9817 0588
24 hours
Pregnancy Crisis Service
(Family Life Society)

Expectant mothers facing unwanted pregnancies.
6339 9770
24 hours
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Comcare Hotline
Connect with Family Service Centres or other helping agency
1800 222 0000
24 hours
Credit Counselling
For consumers seeking help for serious debt problems
1800 2255 227
Mon–Fri 9am–6pm
OTHERS
List of Helplines - compilation by National Council of Social Services
List of Online Legal Resources
@NCSS: Seek Social Services
@NCSS: Assistance Schemes (as of Jan 2010)
LEGAL CLINICS
SCWO Legal Clinic
COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINICS BY LAW SOCIETY
Location:Woodlands Civic Centre, Singapore Post Centre, the JTC Summit and HDB Hub
Criteria:Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents living in Singapore;
Facing a legal issue on a personal matter and do not have legal advice or representation;;
Unable to afford a lawyer.
Registration:Pro Bono Services Office - Call 65360650
Email ProBonoServices@lawsoc.org.sg
Walk-in Community Justice Centre, State Courts (Level 1)
Register at any Family Service Centre
Notes:Read Information pamphlet for details.
LEGAL AID BUREAU
Location:45 Maxwell Road, #08-12, The URA Centre, East Wing, Singapore 069118
Criteria:Only Singapore citizens and permanent residents who are in Singapore may apply. You must also pass the Means Test and Merits Test.
Registration:Tel: (65) 1800 325 1424 (toll-free) Fax: (65) 63251402
E-mail: lab_enquiry@lab.gov.sg
Notes:More Information available.
FAMILY COURT LEGAL CLINIC
Location:Family and Juvenile Court Building
3 Havelock Square, Singapore 059725
(next to the Subordinate Courts Havelock Campus)
Criteria:i. Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident;
ii Applicant is not working or not drawing a salary of more than $1,050 per month;
iii. Not represented by any lawyer nor Legal Aid Bureau in case in Family Court
Registration:Register personally at the Family Court (Level 3) or via Online Legal Clinic Application Form
Tel: 6435 5110 (Main)
Notes:More information available.
AWARE LEGAL CLINIC
Location: Blk 5, Dover Crescent, AWARE Centre #01-22, Singapore 130005
Criteria:For women only.
Registration:Please call AWARE Helpline at 1800 774 5935
or email to helpline@aware.org.sg
Helpline opens: 3pm to 9.30pm from Monday to Friday
Notes:More information available.
LEGAL CLINICS BY CATHOLIC LAWYERS GUILD
Location: Church of the Risen Christ: 2nd Monday of the month
Joseph's Church (Victoria Street): 3rd Monday of the month
Church of the Holy Trinity: 4th Monday of the month
Between 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Criteria:
Registration:Please email catholiclawyer@gmail.com
Notes:More information available.
JAMIYAH (MUSLIM MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE)
Location: Jamiyah Headquarters (Level 4)
No.31 Lorong 12 Geylang Singapore 399006
Criteria:
Registration:Mdm Napsiah Rakisan at Tel. 67431211 Ext-28.
Notes:More information available.
SINGAPORE INDIAN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (SINDA) LEGAL SERVICES
Location:No 1. Beatty Road Singapore 209943
Criteria:Low-income families with primary and/or secondary school going children; Income criteria of $1500 and below; (if there are cases where the individual is earning more, an assessment needs to be done before we would allow them to see the lawyer)
Registration:Vignes - Email: vignes@sinda.org.sg
Tel: 6393 7204
Notes:More information available.
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST COMPANY
Location:298 Tiong Bahru Road #03-07 Central Plaza Singapore 168730
Criteria:Set up to provide affordable trust services for persons with special needs
Registration: Tel: 6278 9598
Email. enquiries@specialneedstrust.org.sg
Notes:More information available.
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR ORGANISATIONS
Available Funding Schemes
Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation
Its philanthropic intent spans three areas namely Creativity Development, Human Excellence and Humanitarian Causes.

CapitaLand Hope Foundation
Supports programs for the shelter, education and healthcare needs of underprivileged children in Singapore and overseas

Community Foundation of Singapore
For programmes that support social concerns

Fairprice Foundation
Supports and contributes to causes related to nation-building and community bonding, poor & needy and workers' welfare

Lien Foundation
Key focus areas: Education, Excellence in Eldercare Environmental sustainability in water and sanitation.

Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
Various schemes available

National Youth Council
Projects for Youth

NCSS
Various funding schemes available

NVPC
For startups or existing organisations with new initiatives that meet community needs in Singapore

Singapore Press Holdings Foundation
For programmes that embrace language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports

Tan Kian Chui Foundation
Provides grants to any worthwhile cause to alleviate suffering due to poverty, disease, disability, old age or mental illness

Tote Board
Project(s) that deliver upstream solutions for the benefit of a significant portion of the community

Trailblazer Foundation
Project(s) that deliver upstream solutions for the benefit of a significant portion of the community.

WDA – NTUC Flexi-Works
Help companies hire new workers on part-time or flexible work arrangements
International Women's Organisations
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women
Australian Women’s Coalition
National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (UK)
National Council of Women’s Organisations (USA)
Open Colleges (Australia) - Gender Equality in Eduction and The Workplace
The Hong Kong Federation of Women (HK)
The International Alliance of Women
The National Council of Women's Organization of Indonesia
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