Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM

We are a team comprising counsellors, social workers and programme executives at Lakeside, who work together to serve ex-offenders and families.

We believe we have been called to serve in this area of work. Some of us have been serving in this ministry for many years, while some of us have just started in the past year or two. Regardless of our length of service, we share the same vision to bring love and healing to a community that is deeply hurting and faced with daunting challenges in life.

This year, our team is participating in different aspects in The Million Steps Fundraising campaign. Most of us have taken part in the 8km Fund Walk on the 27 August. Some of us will also be participating in the 40km Cross Island Walk on 21 October. These walks are a reflection of the journey that the ex-offenders and their families are faced with, and it remains our passion to walk alongside with them.

We hope to make a special appeal, particularly those who know us personally, to support our work, as we walk alongside with the ex-offenders and their families.

About Campaign

For the third year in a row, Lakeside Family Services is organising A Million Steps to raise funds for our programmes serving (ex-)inmates and their families.

We hope to continue walking with (ex-)inmates in their journey of reintegration: Imparting life skills, preparing them for life after release, guiding them as they navigate challenges, and providing referral services for them and their families.

We will also be expanding our work to include aftercare services such as employment support through job matching and career coaching, plus family bonding activities to strengthen family ties.

Lakeside provides a wide range of services, including:

1. Family Resource Centre, a one-stop centre for inmates and their families

2. Case Management Support for inmates on the Work Release Scheme

3. Life skills workshops through our Release Preparation Programme

4. Televisit services for families to visit their loved ones in prison through our teleconferencing facility

5. Holistic programmes for financial assistance, family bonding, and casework support after release

To emphasise the importance of family and community support, our fundraising campaign is titled Walking With You. Do walk with us, clock your steps, and invite your friends and family to support your walk! For more info, visit https://lakeside.org.sg/support-us/a-million-steps/

About The Charity

Lakeside is a charity which has served the community in Jurong since 1993, regardless of race, language, or religion.

We develop resilience in disadvantaged children, mould troubled youths into contributing individuals, empower active 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.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Families
Social Service