The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives (Singapore) Ltd (CHARIS) is the umbrella body for overseas humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts of the Archdiocese of Singapore.
As the umbrella body for overseas humanitarian aid by the Archdiocese of Singapore, CHARIS has contributed to and supported numerous relief responses and humanitarian efforts in Asia and beyond. Humanitarian situations cover natural disasters and other adverse circumstances faced by the poor and needy, especially in developing countries in the region. These include funding for food, medical aid, and shelter for immediate relief, as well as the long-term support of those displaced and in need.
CHARIS engages in the following programmes:
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.