CWS Milestones

1970-1979

1971

  • Self-help projects, an experimental project to assist needy applicants in self-help projects proposed by themselves.
  • Jurong Town/JCW Workers' Centre, started by the Singapore Young Christian Workers' Movement, served as a centre for the promotion of the integral development of young workers in Jurong Town.

1972

  • Registered as a Member with Caritas Internationalis, a Confederation of Catholic Charities.

1973

  • Feed-the-Family Project, started with donated funds for needy investigated by the donors' agents.

1975

  • Aid to Indochinese Refugees began with a Church collection initiated by the Archbishop Most Rev. Olcomendy for the Archbishop in Saigon, and continued to feed the Vietnamese refugees housed in St. John's Island.

1977

  • SANA Catholic Aftercare Counselling Service, formed and affiliated to SANA (Singapore Anti Narcotics Association). The service was extended to ex-drug users and their families in 1984.

1978

  • Student Loan Fund, established for those in need of aid to attend institutions of higher learning.
  • St. Joseph's Home, administered by the Canossian Sisters , was set up in response to the needs of an aging society. In 1985, a Hospice service was added to the Home to care for patients with advanced illness.
  • The Geylang Catholic Centre, established to provide a service to the community.

1979

  • St. Vincent Home, a community home for ambulant elderly set up as a joint project between the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and CWS.

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