Information and Referral
Information pertaining to social services is available to clients on request. Where necessary, service users can be referred to other appropriate organisations and obtain relevant services such as job matching, short-term financial assistance, elderly care, legal consultation and medical assessments.
Casework & Counselling
Our team of professional social workers/counsellors is available to help individuals and families address their social and emotional challenges through gaining insights of the issues, followed by drawing on own strengths and resources to better manage the difficult situations. Issues of concern brought up by clients include parenting, marital and family relationships, and developmental difficulties experienced by children and teenagers such as peer pressure.
|Combined Nett Family Income < $450 per capita||Waived|
|Combined Nett Family Income > $450 - $600 per capita||$20 per session|
|Combined Nett Family Income > $600 per capita||$30 per session|
|Additional Charges for sessions in the evenings (after 6pm) and on Saturdays||$5 per session|
|Exceptional Cases||$10 per session|
Family Life Skills Workshops
Previously known as ‘Enhancing Positive Changes’ aka EPC, Family Life Skills Workshops takes on a new and improved approach to family life education. Through a series of workshops, WHFSC aims to help existing clients and the general public discover their inner strengths in order to better manage their daily stressors in family life.
Teens Action Project (TAP)
TAP is a programme tailored for youths, aged 13 to 20, to provide them a safe, fun and engaging environment to interact with their peers. Apart from being an avenue for academic and social support, TAP also provides opportunities for youths to learn life skills. We hope to instill in them an awareness of their ability to make meaningful contributions to their families, schools, peer groups and the community.
TAP encourages youths to:
- recognise their positive traits so as to enhance their self-image
- learn life skills to deal with stressors and challenges in their daily lives
- make a meaningful contribution to the community and to be responsible for their actions
Bright Owl Project (BOP)
BOP is a regular enrichment programme held every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. BOP serves children from Primary 4 to 6. BOP aims to promote positive development in children through enhancing academic achievement and character development.
Family Life Education Programme
Family Life Education (FLE) aims at imparting critical life-skills and knowledge for the sustenance of a cohesive family unit by offering talks and workshops to children, teenagers, parents and couples, in the hope to improve the quality of their personal and family life.
We organise ad-hoc FLE programmes for schools and organisations. We also tailor talks/workshops according to the needs of the schools and organisations.
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF)
SPMF is a community project to provide money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses such as buying a meal during recess or paying for their transportation. Social workers will also work with SPMF families to restore stability in the home environment.
School-Based Social Work
This is an integrated programme, aiming to empower students to utilise their potential with the support from teachers, schools, and parents. Various programmes and activities are tailored according to the needs of the schools such as groupwork for children/teenagers, parenting talk/workshop, counselling and assembly talks for students.
Women INC. or Women In-charge is a community support project for women with the aim to empower disadvantaged women by instilling hope, self-efficacy and dignity. Through skills training, employment opportunities and community engagement, our women generate income to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. WHFSC provides practical support and appropriate resources to help women achieve their goals.
For more information on any of the services above, please contact us.