About Agape Village
Caritas Singapore-Agape Village is our initiative situated in the heartlands of Singapore, at Toa Payoh.
Our home, Singapore, is a bustling cosmopolitan city with low crime rates and an even lower chance of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricane and droughts. Many consider our beautiful green city an affluent, a world-class city and a haven.
However, the vulnerable and marginalised still exist among us.
What we offer through Caritas Singapore-Agape Village (AV) is the Integrated Case Management System for clients and beneficiaries. With the co-location of 13 of our member organisations at the premises, beneficiaries and clients can now have access to holistic care – from counselling, to legal and medical – all under one roof. This also removes the need not repeat their difficult story over and over again at each place.
In areas where more support is needed, caseworkers will collaborate with other NGOs, VWOs, government bodies as well as community partners to complete the care cycle.
A little background
In 2011, we conducted a “Study of the Poor” together with Catholic Welfare Services and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. We identified three key approaches when working with the poor.
- Upstream help
- Holistic approach
- Integrated service
Based on this report, our Archbishop William Goh opened and blessed AV in 2015.
With the co-location of member organisations within AV, we have seen an increase in efficiency in responding to beneficiaries and clients, and enhanced quality of care. We are also happy to see the increased motivation of social workers and counsellors.
This beautiful space in AV gives us a tranquil site for networking with the bigger Caritas family in Singapore. Come visit us!
ADDRESS: 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #04-01, Singapore 319264
EMAIL: [email protected]
Social Services: 8484 0008 (9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday)
Migrants Crisis: 9188 9162 (24 hours)
9am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday)
9am to 4pm (Sunday)