How Your Donation Makes a Difference
For every $10, you can provide 10 masks for 10 children
For every $20, you can provide 10 bottles of hand sanitisers for 10 women and children
For every $50, you can provide for a child's transport concession pass for a month
For every $100, you can provide 3 bottles of self-disinfecting coating spray for the shelter's premises
About Campaignends 17 Sep 2020, 11:59 PM
Fiona* who is unemployed and 6 months pregnant reflects on how horrifying it would be for her and her unborn child if she were not in the shelter and instead trapped at home with her abusive husband. She was admitted in the shelter only a month before the virus outbreak and circuit breaker measures were put in place. ''I am thankful everyday that I am here...It would have been a different story'', Fiona added.
This has led to an increase in the number of cases of domestic violence against women and children across the country-a phenomenon brought about by the extended periods of time these women and children have to spend with their potential abusers. This rise in cases of domestic abuse has, subsequently, resulted in an increased demand for services provided by our Star Shelter.
During this Covid-19 period, victims' income and jobs have been affected. We will need your continued support for us to ensure that we are able to provide services for everyone who needs it. Your donation can help defray the cost of living for these victims which includes their medical consultations and transportation costs.
About the Charity
The Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO) established Star Shelter in March 1999. It is a registered charity with IPC Status, and is the only secular crisis centre in Singapore.
SCWO - Star Shelter aims to provide a safe temporary refuge for women and their children who are survivors of family violence regardless of race, language, creed or religion. We also support the survivors to rebuild their lives free from violence.