Catholic Welfare Services (CWS)

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Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) is a non-profit social service agency founded in 1959 to uplift the lives of the less fortunate in the community. Following in the spirit of the Good Shepherd (to lead people towards love and fulfilment) and the spirit of the Good Samaritan (to help those who have fallen along the way), CWS provides various social service programmes and services to support a diverse range of beneficiaries. Their key services include:

  • Nursing Homes: St Joseph’s Home, St Theresa’s Home, and Villa Francis Home for the Aged
  • Sheltered Home for Seniors: St Vincent Home (in collaboration with the Society of St Vincent de Paul [SSVP])
  • Infant & Childcare Services: Infant & Childcare centre co-located at St Joseph’s Home
  • Bursaries and Scholarship Programmes
  • Youth Outreach Programmes, including YouthReach (in collaboration with Boys’ Town Singapore)
  • Shelters and Programmes for rough sleepers and the homeless
  • Training and Development for Persons with Intellectual Challenges: Hearts@Work Programme
  • Social Assistance Programmes comprising financial assistance, food relief, and social work support

Communities served


Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE)

Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI)

Assisi Hospice

Boys’ Town

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)

Mamre Oaks

Marymount Centre

Montfort Care

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.