Red Shield 2017
About Campaignends 31 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM
The lives of Nabilah and her two sons crumbled when her husband, the family's sole breadwinner, was imprisoned. As a foreigner, Nabilah faced difficulties finding employment and had to sell their home for survival. Their family was almost homeless if not for a friend who took them in as their applications to HDB for a rental flat was rejected.
Nabilah sought help from The Salvation Army Prison Support Services - Kids In Play (KIP) and the family was provided with food rations and financial assistance. Her sons received tuition and learnt how to deal with issues arising from parental incarceration. Nabilah joined the Women Helping Other Women sessions for caregivers which helped her to remain strong. Concurrently, KIP conducted pre-sessions in prison and Nabilah's husband learnt more about the impact of incarceration on his family. After these sessions, the family participated in a Family Bonding Programme conducted in prison for Nabilah's sons to have a meaningful interaction with their father without any physical barrier between them.
Around two years later, Nabilah managed to get a rental flat with the help from caseworkers who appealed to HDB. The family is now happily reunited after her husband's release and he has also managed to find employment to support the family.
Just like Nabilah's husband, everyone deserves a second chance to start over. Help us be the one that many others can turn to in their time of need by donating today.
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The Salvation Army has been touching lives in Singapore since 1935 and we remain committed in serving the underprivileged in the community without discrimination. To us, every life is precious and we actively help those in need regardless of age, race or religion. Throughout the years, we have established a comprehensive network of social services to meet a wide range of needs in our community. Our diverse programmes reach out to children who need care and protection, families in material need, ailing aged requiring quality nursing care and other needy segments in our society. Your support goes a long way in helping to transform our beneficiaries lives. Because of your kindness, many can have hope for tomorrow. * Please note that we can only accept donations (from this portal) for The Salvation Army Singapore and not overseas countries.
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