We run an outreach service both on the island and on the mainland. This Program includes working with the original families of our residential children as well as children who are back with their families. Moral support for the parents and children is an on-going process. On the mainland, we run a Learning Centre, which is run by two part time staff. It is a platform where children come together and learn from sharing experiences. Our weekly visits and gentle exploration helps us to identify the needs of this community.
Besides food and accommodation, our children very much need to belong to a family. This is where Fostering can provide a sense of belonging and love. An atmosphere that provides warmth and care without stifling the child’s need to know and be in contact with his own parents and without seeking disclosure for the child can be very helpful. Short term fostering is a temporary placement of a child within a family for a period of not more than twelve months and long term fostering is a placement of a child within a family for a period longer than a year.
EX-RESIDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
When the opportunity arises we try to send our children/teenagers for further training. We link to other organisations, such as Info Genius Penang, Montford Boy’s Home and YWCA in Kuala Lumpur. We also try to help those who have left us to get jobs from potential employers. As and when necessary they do turn to us for moral support and guidance.