Our History & Milestones

The works of CWS began in 1959 with a simple food relief programme to provide food for the poor. Today, CWS has grown to be the Action Arm of the Catholic Church of Singapore, initiating, assisting, coordinating and carrying out social services to alleviate poverty and distress among the people of Singapore, regardless of race or creed.

 

Our Milestones

Besides providing direct social assistance to needy families and individuals, CWS also operates and manages nursing homes, sheltered homes and youth services agencies. CWS was also instrumental in the setting up and funding of projects such as the Good Shepherd Centre, the Marine Parade Familiy Service Centre, and the Catholic Aids Response Effort. CWS also provided funding to other Catholic social service agencies such as the Family Life Society, the Roman Catholic Prison Ministry and the Morning Star Community Services.

 1959-1969

 1970-1979

 1980-1999

 2000-2010

 2011- Present