SINGAPORE – Catholic Welfare Services Singapore (CWS) is starting a new project named Hearts@Work. This project aims to establish a self-sustaining community for adults with intellectual challenges where they are encouraged, nurtured and given a sense of dignity and belonging thus empowering them to live and work independently to their highest potential.
The community also seeks to recognise and affirm the gifts of each special person.
This charitable, Catholic-based centre welcomes intellectually challenged persons aged 18 years and above regardless of their race and religion. Means testing will be conducted and priority will be given to the needy.
Hearts@Work hopes to make a difference in the lives of persons with intellectual challenges.
Having a real job is key towards independence, self-confidence and making friends. Hearts@Work will run vocational training programmes that help them gain the skills, qualifications and confidence they need to complete given tasks.
Hearts@Work will provide continuous support for the persons with intellectual challenges at work, as well as support for employers to address their many concerns and fears. Besides work, Hearts@Work will also focus on other areas of development such as health, spiritual and social skills.