CWS Milestones

1980-1999

1982

  • UNHCR Project, an annual agreement signed with the UNHCR for CWS to assist as implementing agency for its programme and other refugee work in Singapore.

1984

  • Chai Chee Centre/Catholic Crisis Centre, opened as a counselling centre and half-way house for male ex-drug offenders and ex-convicts.

1985

  • CWS registration as a registered charity (June 29, 1985) under the Charities Act of 1982.
  • Gift of Love Home, run by the Missionaries of Charity, Sisters of the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta, was opened to house destitute elderly. On April 19th, 1991, the Home was gazetted as a Welfare Home under the Destitute Persons Act.

1986

  • Good Shepherd Crisis and Rehabilitation Centre, run by the Good Shepherd Sisters, provided shelter for women in crises.

1992

  • Roman Catholic Prison Ministry, formed to coordinate the services provided for inmates in Changi Prison under the direction of the RC Prison Chaplain.
  • The Redhill Project, started with monthly visits by volunteers to poor old female residents, many of whom were Samsui sisters, in Redhill to provide them with love and care.
  • Catholic Aids Response Effort, a lay apostolate ministry to fill the void of discrimination and stigma which People Living with Aids (PWAs) were subjected to.
  • Poverello Teen Centre (PTC) a community project organised by CWS and managed by FMM. The Centre caters to youths at risk from 12-21 yrs of age.

1994

  • Ee Peng Liang Family Relief Fund, established in memory of CWS' late Chairman/Co-founder to render financial assistance to needy families.

1995

  • Heartville Halfway House, shelter for to ex-prisoners, ex-drug users and men in crises.

1996

  • Galilee Centre opened to replace the Jalan Kayu centre operated by the Infant Sisters.
  • CWS Counselling Centre started functioning as an expansion of the service of the Therapeutic Counselling & Family Therapy Unit in CWS HQ.

1999

  • Gabrielite Centre for School Counselling and Marine Parade Family Service Centre, joint community projects to serve as a first-stop centre for individuals and families in need to receive professional assistance in the vicinity.

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