Yellow Ribbon Fund
How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Every year, more than 10,000 ex-offenders complete their sentences and are released from the various prisons and drug rehabilitation centres (DRCs). It is disheartening that ex-offenders have to live with the stigma of having served time behind bars when they are released from prison, one that can often be more punishing than the prison sentence itself. Many ex-offenders, once released, find themselves literally stepping into a second prison. This time it would be a prison with invisible bars, of suspicion, of mistrust and of discrimination.The best rehabilitation regime during incarceration is of no use if ex-offenders find themselves rejected at every turn when they are released into the larger community.Your generous donation to the Yellow Ribbon Fund will go a long way to help us fund rehabilitative and aftercare programmes, which are the supporting mechanisms to facilitate the reintegration of an individual back to the community and his family.
The FGP was launched in 2006 by Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd (ISCOS) to provide moral guidance, emotional support and education assistance to children of inmates and ex-offenders. Activities include mentoring support and enrichment activities. In 2013, The Yellow Ribbon Fund steps in to support the programme and the FGP was renamed YRF-ISCOS FGP and restructured to consist of three key components: Student Development, Family Support and Home Environment. This framework provides a holistic assistance programme for ex-offenders and their families, taking into account not only the children's needs, but also those of their parents, stressing the importance of a stable family.