Casework & Counselling
Casework and counselling services are made available to those who face financial, psycho-social and/or emotional issues. Besides counselling, various support schemes are provided to support the families as they struggle to cope with their difficulties.
Welfare Assistance Schemes
Our centre provides families with short to mid-term assistance to help reduce some of the struggles they face during difficult times. With the onset of COVID-19 and the ensuing restrictions placed on face-to-face meetings, our staff raced to push all our welfare assistance schemes online. This was to ensure that our beneficiaries did not experience any disruption in the assistance needed.
Home Improvement Aids
We help our beneficiaries to improve their home environment by coordinating home repair works and sourcing for donated furniture. Some of our beneficiaries will also contribute back by providing their “handyman” skills to help the other families in similar plight.
In 2020, WSC also partnered with The Boys’ Brigade and Evangel Kindergarten to contribute food hampers and breakfast sets to our beneficiaries and other low-income families living in our Woodlands community. This was facilitated by volunteers stepping in to help deliver the hampers to every household. A total of 443 food hampers and breakfast were donated and distributed to the families.
Eat With Us
Prior to COVID-19, community dinners were held fortnightly with each attending family being befriended by volunteer host(s). However, since the start of the circuit breaker, these dinners were subsequently held remotely, with volunteer hosts meeting up with the families over video calls. Once the social distancing rules were further relaxed, the befrienders would arrange to meet up with the families in smaller groups to provide support and catch up on how they were doing.
Due to COVID-19, our clients were unable to collect cooked food that was distributed at our centre. This spurred our volunteers to come out with a solution that granted our families the flexibility to collect the meals directly from the stalls that we partnered with. This ensured that the families would have at least one good meal a week.