How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Provide 1 ex-incarcerated with a Restart Kit covering transport & basic necessities for 1 week, helping them to reintegrate into the community
Help 1 family connect with their loved ones in prison through 4 teleconferencing sessions (Tele-visits), inclusive of support from our caseworkers
Provide 1 inmate with 10 sessions of group work to prepare them for reintegration into their families and community
Provide 1 inmate and their family with case management support for 12 months
Our Campaign Storyends 30 Nov 2020, 11:59 PM
To all my friends and family members,
I started as a counsellor for Lakeside Family Services in May 2019. I work with and support inmates in the Work Release Program. I also conduct sessions inside the prison institution to prepare them for reintegration to the community. Almost every evening, I have been meeting them for counselling sessions at Bedok Central, listening to them and working with them to overcome their reintegration challenges.
While some may have good family/ friends' support, majority do not have any and face the challenge of successfully reintegrating back to society. My prayer for them is to see their lives transformed and set free from the cycle of drug addiction. With this heart's desire for them, I am doing a symbolic walk from Changi Prison to Bedok Central on 10 Oct 2020 at 1730 to signify them stepping out of prison, to lead transformed lives in the community.
This walk is my small effort to join the cause of Lakeside Family Services A Million Steps campaign to raise funds for the work we do with the inmates, (ex-) inmates and their families.
Please join us to inspire hope, reconnect families, and support them.
Thank you for your generous donation.
Step by Step for Them and with Them.
A Million Steps raises funds for Lakeside Family Services' work serving (ex-)inmates and their families.
We aim to inspire hope, reconnect families, and support them in their journey to reintegration.
Lakeside provides a wide range of services, including the Family Resource Centre, a one-stop centre for prisoners and their families, which is based at Changi Prison Link Centre.
We also provide Case Management Support for those who are on the Work Release Scheme, as well as life skills workshops through our Release Preparation Programme.
In addition, Lakeside provides Televisit services for families to visit their loved ones in prison through our teleconferencing facility, as well as holistic programmes for financial assistance, family bonding, and casework support after they are released.
While some of these programmes are funded by Singapore Prisons Services, other value-added services still require fundraising support to provide for the needs of ex-inmates and their families.
Staff, volunteers & friends of Lakeside will attempt to walk A Million Steps to raise $280,000.
Find out more via www.lakeside.org.sg/support-us/a-million-steps
About The Charity
Lakeside is a charity which has served the community since 1993, regardless of race, language, or religion.
We help develop resilience in disadvantaged children, mould troubled youths into contributing individuals, empower seniors to help lonely seniors, assist ex-offenders in reintegrating into society, and help women with unsupported pregnancies.
We are an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
Find out more at www.lakeside.org.sg.