Boys' Town is a charity founded by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel in 1948. It first began as a residential home for war-torn children, imparting education to and providing shelter for them. Over the years, it expanded to provide a continuum of services for children and youth in need. Boys’ Town’s services now include residential care, fostering, respite care, youth outreach, clinical intervention, and adventure therapy.
Each year, Boys’ Town works with over 1,000 children and youths, serving both boys and girls, from infants to young adults. Boys’ Town helps children and youths who come from disadvantaged and disengaged families, and who may have faced hardship from difficult home situations, financial struggles, abandonment, and abuse. With 75 years dedicated to the social mission, Boys’ Town equips children and youth in need with the skills they need to become socially integrated, responsible, and contributing members of society.
Their key services include:
Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE)
Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI)
Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville)
Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS)
Catholic AIDS Response Effort (CARE)
Catholic Architectural Guild (CAG)
Catholic Business Network (CBN)
Catholic Family Life (CFL)
Catholic Lawyers Guild (CLG)
Catholic Medical Guild (CMG)
Catholic Nurses Guild (CNG)
Catholic Welfare Services (CWS)
Clarity Singapore Limited
Infant Jesus Homes & Children’s Centres (IJHCC)
Morning Star Community Services (MSCS)
Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM)
Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP)
Every year, Caritas Singapore assesses the needs of its member organisations to fund programmes that serve our brothers and sisters in need. Our grant allocation takes into consideration funding gaps for underserved needs, the social mission organisation’s funding priorities, and the effectiveness and measurable impact of the charity’s programmes and services. All grant distribution decisions are announced in our annual report.