MWS Girls’ Residence has a New Home
On 9 Apr 2021, after 3 years of extensive work, MWS Girls’ Residence has finally moved into its new home at 600 Upper Thomson Road, Block A.
Housed in a refurbished two-storey building, the residents now enjoy a more spacious and homely environment. Instead of dormitories, they can rest in cosy bedrooms. There are also more therapy rooms, a larger library filled with a range of materials to engage the residents’ minds and emotions; and a high-ceiling multi-purpose hall fitted with full-length mirrors designed for various programmes.
In line with the Residence’s trauma-informed care approach, the overall layout and space use, furnishings and colour scheme are designed to promote a sense of calm, safety and dignity. The residents will also be involved in choosing the new furniture, look and feel of the chill-out and lounge area.
“I love the candy colours of this new space and how much more homely it feels. The trampoline is my favourite because jumping makes me feel good and free!” – Resident of MWS Girls’ Residence, 16 years old.