New Life Casework and Counselling
Providing Social Change and Empowerment to Individuals, Families and Communities to Enhance Their Well-Being
New Life is in partnership with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to support Ministry of Education (MOE) schools to help students who have behavioural issues and/or are at risk of dropping out of schools, as well as out-of-school youths to provide casework and counselling services under the Enhanced STEP-UP (ESU) Programme. STEP UP stands for School Social Work to Empower Pupils to Utilise their Potential. It aims to strengthen students’ social and emotional resilience, as well as help parents and teachers better manage and support at-risk students.
Currently, we are providing ESU to the following schools:
- Greenridge Secondary School
- Assumption Pathway School
- Bukit Panjang Gov High School
- West View Primary School
- Jurongville Secondary
Project Love is New Life's direct financial assistance scheme to ensure that no child is deprived of basic education due to financial hardship. Launched in July 2009 with a seed fund of $30,000, Project Love complements existing strategies for children and youth-centered programmes by providing casework and counselling to family units and ensuring that children and youths are kept in the education system.
Reformative Training Centre (RTC)
New Life serves youths at-risk through the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programme awarded by Singapore Prison Services, a three-year project in partnership with Focus on the Family and The New Charis Mission. The programme aims to increase the insight of their offending behaviour, seeking to increase their motivation for change and equipping them with life skills. In addition, the casework and counselling team also support them during their reintegration to the community.
MILK-New Life Support Fund Programme
Effective July 2017, New Life has partnered with MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) to provide early intervention support and prevent inter-generational poverty cycle for families facing financial difficulties or adverse life events causing instability. The support fund aims to protect the beneficiaries' mental and physical well-being, improve their life's transition and minimise their likelihood of remaining in the poverty trap through counselling. The interim support scheme ranges from 3-6 months to help them to adjust and overcome their financial situation and find alternative solutions to maintain their overall well-being.
The application is open to needy families regardless of ethnic, race, language or religion. It is open to Singapore Citizens and PR families with children and youths (below 25 years old).