MWS supports youth with trauma issues through MWS Girlsʼ Residence, and children requiring after-school care at MWS Christalite Student Care Centre.

MWS Girlsʼ Residence provides 24/7 care in a safe and nurturing environment for troubled and at-risk girls aged 15 to 21 years old. The residents are either mandated by the courts to serve their probation in a residential facility, or referred for their care and protection. Through a holistic programme comprising individualised care plans built around trauma-informed care principles, we aim to bring about positive changes in the residentsʼ overall well-being.

MWS Christalite Student Care Centre nurtures and cares for children aged between 7 and 14 years old by providing a safe and conducive environment where they can enjoy meaningful after-school activities. The childrenʼs holistic needs are met through a child-centred programme and environment.

By collaborating with partners, volunteers and the community, MWS aims to meet the psychosocial and emotional needs of youths and children, and provide holistic care and support for them and their families.

“I think I am now more responsible and honest, and I am proud of it.”

UmʼmyraStudent, MWS Christalite Student Care Centre

A Journey of Change and Growth

“In the future, I hope to be a teacher like Ms Winnie, so I can inspire kids.”
UmʼmyraStudent, MWS Christalite Student Care Centre

Eleven-year-old Umʼmyra used to take her food for granted, leaving leftovers on her plate without thinking twice. One day, along with a roomful of other children at MWS Christalite Student Care Centre, she was shown video footage of the famine situation in Africa. The poignant images gave Umʼmyra a newfound appreciation for food.

“I realised how fortunate I am not to have to worry about food. Now, I no longer waste food,” said Umʼmyra.

The video footage was shown as part of values education at the Centre, which aims to inculcate students with values like gratitude as part of their holistic development.

“In the past, I think I was quite irresponsible and always relied on others for help. And I had no integrity. The teachers here taught me to be honest, independent, responsible, and to respect my parents. Day by day, I tried to change my behaviour for the better. I think I am now more responsible and honest, and I am proud of it,” she shared with a shy smile.

Umʼmyraʼs grades have also improved since joining the Centre in 2017, thanks to remedial classes at school and volunteer tutors provided by the Centreʼs tuition partners.

Last year, Umʼmyra was paired with a student volunteer from a local university who tutored her in Math once a week for 3 months. “The tutor helped me to understand the curriculum and coached me on memorising Math formulas. I went from failing Math to finally passing it,” recounted Umʼmyra.

Umʼmyra also credited her improved grades to her grandparentsʼ positive influence in her life, as well as the support of her teachers and friends at the Centre.

Beyond academics, enrichment classes like music and art, as well as games are part of the all-rounded programme designed to nurture the childrenʼs social-emotional competencies and life skills.

Ms Winnie Tan, one of Umʼmyraʼs mentors at the Centre, recalled how Umʼmyra had to be gently nudged to participate in group activities as she was quiet and reserved. Umʼmyra also had trust issues due to a lack of parental support growing up.

These days, she is much more cheerful and adept at making friends. Her classmates can also count on her readily for a helping hand or a listening ear.

More than a teacher, Umʼmyra describes Winnie as someone she trusts and can look to for advice.

“In the future, I hope to be a teacher like Ms Winnie, so I can inspire kids,” said Umʼmyra, as she looks to Winnie, her mentor, friend and role model.

Who and How we helped


Young women received trauma-based intervention and support


Reconciled with their families through restoration of relationships 


Reintegrated into community, where 1 returned to school & 4 found employment


Received a scholarship/ bursary


Engaged in school / courses

Who and How we helped


Children received after-school support

0 %*

On Student Care Fee Assistance, with 3 children receiving Chapel assistance to pay monthly student care fees

*Among the children enrolled at MWS Christalite Student Care Centre

MWS Girls' Residence

Established 2011
A partnership with General Conference – Women’s Society of Christian Service

MWS Girlsʼ Residence provides a safe haven for troubled and at-risk girls aged between 15 and 21 years old. The residence employs a holistic and trauma-informed approach which aids in the residentsʼ emotional, social and psychological development.


Residents, including those referred by the courts and government agencies

0 %

of the girls experienced 4 to 7 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)* by the time they entered MWS Girls’ Residence

*ACEs refer to traumatic events that may have negative, lasting effect on a personʼs health and well-being. These are categorised by abuse, neglect or household dysfunction. The higher the number of ACEs, the greater the impact on the individualʼs behaviour, health and well-being.


Individualised trauma-informed care plan


Family engagement, bonding and counselling


Mentoring, education and employment support

MWS Christalite Student Care Centre

A partnership with Christalite Methodist Chapel since July 2020

MWS Christalite Student Care Centre provides a safe haven and affordable after-school care for children aged 7 to 14 years old. The Centreʼs programmes and enrichment activities are designed to support the childrenʼs holistic development and nurture their love for learning.



0 %

On Student Care Fee Assistance


Children have progressed academically


Children have learnt to play a musical instrument (ukulele and/or keyboard)


Focusing on character building and meeting the child’s needs

Holistic Development

Caring for the child’s physical, emotional and psychosocial well-being


Ensuring families have access to quality after-school care

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