Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM

Your generosity can help enable adults with moderate to severe autism at the Day Activity Centres (DACs) at St. Andrew's Autism Centre (SAAC) live dignified and meaningful lives.

We endeavour to help our clients work toward independence through training and support in daily living, recreational, vocational, and community skills. We believe that adults with autism can find meaningful engagement, hope, and to some extent, work, when supported and equipped with these skills.

Clients are supported based on their assessed needs. Those with the potential for employment, whether full-time, part-time, or supported, are trained in one or more of the following vocational skills: Horticulture, Retailing, Laundry.

Clients who may not be ready for vocational training, but show emerging signs of potential for simpler work tasks are given opportunities to develop by exposure to light production work and other pre-vocational skills.

The main focus for clients who require a higher level of support is for each client to become as independent as possible. The key would be to help them to learn to manage their behaviour and handle as many daily living tasks as possible for themselves.

About The Charity

Out of passion to care for the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community, the St. Andrew's Medical Mission was founded in 1913 by Dr. Charlotte Ferguson-Davie, the wife of the first Anglican Bishop of Singapore who was also a medical doctor herself. Seeing the plight of the local women and children of that time and the lack of medical services for them, Dr. Ferguson-Davie set up a dispensary along Bencoolen Street for the destitute women and children. The Medical Mission continued to meet the locals' needs and thus led to the opening of more dispensaries and eventually, St. Andrew's Mission Hospital in 1923 and St. Andrew's Orthopaedic Hospital in 1939.

Working closely with the Government, SAMH constantly developed its services to meet the relevant needs of our local community at all times. Today, SAMH has under its operation: St. Andrew's Autism Centre, St. Andrew's Community Hospital, St. Andrew's Nursing Home and St. Andrew's Senior Care.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Education
Elderly
Health