MCYC aims to be the premier service provider that supports the continuum of safety and developmental needs of children and youths and to share Christian love in a way that is acceptable in Singapore’s multicultural and multi-religious landscape.
In the coming years, MCYC intends to grow its iPEAK, a series of intervention programmes and services that help children overcome their learning difficulties. MCYC also intends to help children and youths to remain engaged within their families despite facing challenges. The family environment is best for promoting holistic development of children and youths.
iPEAK, which stands for Intervention and Psycho-Educational Assessment for Kids, is an aggregation of intervention programmes and services to help children overcome learning challenges and disabilities so that they can cope with formal education.
Student Care Centres
The Student Care Centres provide after-school care for students whose parents are unable to be at home to look after them in the day. Staff members and volunteers provide students with general basic care; provide wholesome activities to engage them; as well as help them in their studies.
Youth & Family Welfare
The Youth & Family Welfare Department (YFWD) helps at-risk Children and Young Persons (CYPs) through a range programmes and services; at the same time, engaging their family to be part of the intervention process. There is also a Youth Outreach Centre in Bukit Batok to engage youths in the community.
MCYC is appointed by the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF) to set up the first fostering agency under a three-year pilot scheme. This fostering agency is called FosterConnections@MCYC (FC@MCYC). The main objectives are: to raise awareness of the need for fostering; broaden outreach to recruit more foster parents and foster volunteers; and, manage cases of foster children under the care of foster parents.
HomeSweetHome@Admiralty (HSH@Admiralty) is the first Therapeutic Group Home in Singapore. This is a pilot project of the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in partnership with MCYC. It uses Trauma Systems Therapy as a treatment model to help children who display severe behavioural problems, having experienced complex trauma and attachment issues.
By Marilyn Wong, FosterConnections@MCYC November 2016 “It is not easy to be a foster parent, but your help has made a huge difference in [the lives of] these children.” – Note by a member of the public to foster parents Singapore celebrated an inaugural Foster...read more
By Sylvia Zhang & Luke Yan, Youth Outreach Centre November 2016 During the September school holiday, youths from MCYC Youth Centre and students from BVPS Student Care Centre were transformed into explorers of the sea for a day, as they were hosted by Barclays on...read more