About Campaign

ends 06 Mar 2022, 11:59 PM
By Jen (not her real name)

"One day I was taken from school to Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) with my mother and younger sister to seek shelter from family violence. At first, I was confused, maybe even angry with the adjustments I had to make to fit in to life in a crisis shelter. I didn't imagine that the sojourn would bring about significant growth in me.

During my 9 months' stay I learnt to be more grateful and appreciative of what I had. I learnt not to take the simplest things for granted. The experience gave me new perspectives that I can take on in life. Instead of looking at things one dimensionally, I am now more capable of putting myself in other people's shoes and see things more objectively. I believe this is partly due to the fact that fellow residents are from diverse backgrounds, some of whom are not conversant with English or local languages. Yet, the staff of GSC treat everyone with the same respect and compassion.

When home-based learning (HBL) was implemented, I freaked out. There was no Wi-Fi or even a power socket in our room. That was when a knight in shining armour came to my help. The staff allowed me to use the office Wi-Fi connection and power outlet in the common area. I was extremely grateful since it meant that I could study with peace of mind. That brought some normalcy into my life."

Your donation enables us to help families like Jen's with food, transport, pocket money, clothes and other necessities. We are grateful for your partnership.

About the Charity

Marymount Centre reaches out to vulnerable women and children through its three 24-hour Residential Homes for Children, a 24-hour Crisis Shelter for abused women and their children, and victims of human trafficking, and a Student Care Centre.
We are committed to our mission of empowering lives, restoring rights, upholding dignity, through our core values of compassion, integrity, empowerment, professionalism, and teamwork.
With support from volunteers and donors, we run programmes that are beneficial to the women and children in their often long and arduous journey of healing of their personhood, restoring their sense of dignity and worth, and rebuilding their lives in a safe and loving environment.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Families
Women & Girls