Make a Difference

TDR will be issued for donations of $20 and above.


How Your Donation Makes a Difference

About Us

The Domestic Employees Welfare Fund (DEWF) was established in late 2016 by NTUC to help distressed domestic employees who approach the Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) for assistance. The fund is managed by an appointed Board of Trustees together with CDE, and is administered in accordance with the Charities Act.

The objectives of the DEWF are to:

1. Assist by way of ex-gratia payments, subsistence allowances, repatriation cost (if applicable) to distressed domestic employees working in Singapore, when the circumstances warrant or in the event when employers have no means to fulfill their legal or employment-related responsibilities and obligations

2. Provide temporary shelter and medical support or otherwise; for distressed domestic employees when the circumstances warrant

3. Provide mediation and legal services for employment-related disputes resolution

4. Support engagement activities for domestic employees and promote understanding of local culture, ethics & norms for better social integration

5. Provide any assistance to distressed domestic employees or their next-of-kin where the Board of Trustees shall deem fit

6. Support upskilling, training and programmes to domestic employees where the Board of Trustees shall deem fit.

Please note that donations made after the second week of December may cross to the next year and tax exempt receipt may only be issued the next year.

Our Programmes


24-hour toll free helpline
Mediation/Counselling services
Advisory services on employment matters
Free legal clinics


Programmes and activities to promote social acceptance and integration


Referral service for training courses
Talks/Workshops to enhance domestic employees' emotional resilience


Outreach programmes to create greater awareness among domestic employees and employers on their obligations and responsibilities
  • Humanitarian

Centre for Domestic Employees

Domestic Employees Welfare Fund

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