Success Stories

Every one of these are true stories of CCSS beneficiaries.

CareHut gave me a chance to be a better parent

Struggling to take care of her sons while working as a single parent, Madam Assikin shares how CareHut gave her the opportunity to work and care for her children.

Finding hope and joy while living with dementia

The late Nelly Lim felt confused and frustrated when her memory began to fail her. To prevent further deterioration of her cognitive abilities, her son enrolled her into CareLibrary.

Emerging Against All Odds

Dad of CareHut beneficiary Amirudin credits the teachers at the centre for his positive change in character and discipline.

Supporting Vulnerable Families in Times of Need

Project Liven beneficiary Gayathri shares the support CCSS provided to her family and her during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pushing Past Fear for a Greater Cause

CCSS Board Member and former executive director Benjamin Goh uses his love for running to raise funds for the disadvantaged community.

A Love That Transcends Boundaries

Mark had just become a father to an adorable boy when he was brought in to the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC). This wasn’t the first time Mark had served time in DRC.

Second Chances

“Useless! Hopeless! Good for nothing!” This was all Adam* could think of whenever he looked at himself. Things looked terribly bleak and nothing close to positive less than a year ago when I first met Adam at the Drug Rehabilitation Centre (DRC) of the Singapore Prison Service.

CCSS made my day!

Mdm N, in her mid-30s, has 4 children of her own. Her husband has just been sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug abuse. To add to her already heavy burden, Mdm N’s brother is also a drug addict and has disappeared, leaving his 2 children to her care. Managing a brood of 6 school-going children, and putting food on the table for all of them, is no easy feat. In fact, the children cycle 20 minutes to school and only the eldest child has pocket money for recess. We were glad that we made their day.

Aiming to be a better version of myself

11-year-old Shiraz overcame low self-esteem and learnt to better express himself and his feelings after attending d’Klub youth mentoring programme.

A second chance at a purposeful life

Naresh Kumar struggled to integrate back into society after being incarcerated multiple times. Project Liven Caseworker journeyed with him to provide appropriate resources and guidance to support his reintegration.

Reaching Youths Virtually

SWISH Youth Intan shares how the youth programme helped her boost her confidence and gave her an outlet to be engaged through physical and online activities.

Virtual One-To-One Activities

Son of the late Joyce Fung shares his appreciation for CareLibrary for the care provided to his mother who was diagnosed with dementia.

Virtual Volunteering

CCSS volunteer Lim Teck Chuan shares his heart behind helping the vulnerable during the pandemic.

Partnership Enriches, Enables and Empowers

Care Community Services Society (CCSS) shares how three different groups of people worked with CCSS in 2014 to bless the community.

The Incidental Volunteer

With butterflies in his stomach, Alvin waited for the moment when the children in ZhongHua CareHut would wake from their nap. It would be their first encounter with each other. On his way there, he entertained thoughts of abandoning this volunteering opportunity altogether and going back to the familiarity of his everyday routine – work, home, and playing computer games. But the ‘mundanity’ of it all repulsed him, and he stepped into ZhongHua CareHut determined to make the most of his holiday.

CareHut: A Small Hut that makes a Big Difference!

A boy so hungry, he ate a dead fish from the school aquarium. A girl so neglected, she was too weak to go to school. An eight-year-old girl nearly molested while walking home on her own.Stories of children in a Third World country? Unfortunately, these are real-life happenings in Singapore. These are children whom CCSS aims to help through CareHuts, its after-school student care programme.

Finding community in lonely times

75-year-old senior Shirley Chan fell into depression after her husband passed away. The activities at CCSS’s CareElderly centre helped keep her preoccupied as she coped with her loss.

Coping Better with Community

The struggles of 96-year-old Elsie Ponnoose when CCSS’s Seniors Activity Centre shut during the circuit breaker period.

d’Kristmas Miracle

31-year-old frontline worker Yu Pei-Sheun spearheads a Christmas fundraising campaign alongside five other volunteers.

Empowered Lives

Here are true life stories of children who have been empowered through Care Community Services Society’s d’Klub Mentoring Programme.

Budding Bookworms

Thanks to Deutsche Bank’s education sponsorship, the children from Eunos CareHut have been on a Reading Assistant Programme for the past 2 years. Since embarking on this programme in 2010, we have seen great improvements in their reading ability and a growing interest in books. The Reading Assistant Programme is a computer-aided reading programme that helps readers in their accuracy and speed when reading.

All Cut Up

I’ve been cutting myself for nearly two years now. Nope, my parents do not know about it. Even if they knew, I don’t think they’ll care. My friends? Yeah, they know, the close ones. In fact, whenever one of us feels down, the rest of us will show our support by cutting ourselves together. My parents never told me not to hurt myself. How can they? They have been hurting me all my life. I’m convinced they hate me. I don’t know why they would want to give birth to me in the first place.