Social Mission


Overview


The social mission of the Church is fulfilled by more than 40 Catholic charities and groups, most of whom operate under the umbrella of Caritas Singapore and CHARIS.

  • Caritas Singapore
  • Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS)

Caritas Singapore

Caritas Singapore is the official social and community arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore, and the umbrella body for 24 Catholic charities whose work touches the lives of more than 50,000 beneficiaries regardless of race, language or religion.

The organisations under the umbrella of Caritas Singapore support a wide array of causes such as The Poor, Sick and Elderly; Families, Youth and Children; Prisoners; Persons with HIV/AIDS, Intellectual Disabilities, Mental Health Conditions, Physical Challenges, Terminal Illnesses, Legal and Medical Needs; Migrants and Itinerant Persons; Overseas Missions.

In 2015, Caritas Singapore opened Agape Village, as an Integrated Social Service Hub, to bring together the resources and services of 13 Member Organisations under one roof.

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS)

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) is the umbrella body for overseas humanitarian aid by the Archdiocese of Singapore.

Humanitarian situations cover natural disasters and other adverse circumstances faced by the poor and needy, especially in developing countries in the region. Aid provided by CHARIS includes funding, medical aid and volunteers for immediate relief as well as the long-term support of those displaced and in need.

 

Key Facts


50,000

Beneficiaries in Singapore reached to annually

48

Catholic charities and other affiliates of Caritas Singapore and CHARIS

19

disaster response missions since 2010

10

humanitarian aid missions since 2010

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