Amin & Family
“We are very thankful to New Hope for providing us shelter while we were homeless. We have enjoyed the family gathering and won’t forget it.”
Roslan & Family
“New Hope is the Best! Helping us with shelter and food. We like New Hope’s staff worker – very friendly and funny. We also enjoyed gatherings such as BBQ and games. Thank you very much New Hope! Wishing you all the best and good luck!”
Rahmat & Family
“We wish to express our appreciation to New Hope for the assistance rendered when we were homeless. Being homeless, we were stressed with lots of problems. We did not know what to do to survive. With New Hope’s help, we gained confident and security for our children. Our children are back to school and life is getting better. We look forward to be able to contribute back in whatever ways we can afford.”
Mazlan & Family
“Thank you New Hope for giving us a shelter and food. We are very thankful to New Hope.”
Munah & Lim Lye Kwee & Families
“We will always remember our stay at New Hope shelter. The concern and kindness of the staff help strengthen our family bonding during these tough times. We will treasure these kind deeds, always.” - Munah and family “We appreciate the roof over our heads with basic facilities and hygiene, food provisions to ease our financial burdens, the counsels and recreations that brought reprieve to the otherwise monotony of communal living and the relentless effort and support given.” - Lim Lye Kwee and family
Samsuri Bin Mahadi & Family
“Hi – this is Sam’s family. We are happy and glad to have a shelter for our family. And there’s food ration too! Also it is convenient for the children to go to school. We really appreciate what New Hope has given and done for our family. Thank you very much!”
Razali & Family
“My family has developed a close relationship with the staff of New Hope Community Services. We sincerely thank them for what they have done for us.”
Hamimah & Family
“When we were homeless and next of kin were not able to give assistance, New Hope offered us a shelter and stabilized our family life. We thank New Hope and all the staff for the help and assistance rendered. We look forward to a better life ahead.”
Jane Doe & Family
During our stay at New Hope Community Services, we learned a lot of things, such as how to budget & manage our cash flow. New Hope also gave us the opportunity to upgrade ourselves and also supported us with groceries such as rice, milk and cookies. Eventually, we managed to buy our own 3-room HDB flat with the help of New Hope. They truly helped us a lot and their people would sacrifice their personal time, to help us move on and acquire a home of our own. Lastly but not least, it can be seen that my family has developed a close relationship with the staff of New Hope. I and my family sincerely thank them for what they have done for us.
Aip & Family
“New Hope provided us a place to stay when we were homeless. Even though it was only for 3 months, we appreciate it very much. Thank you New Hope.”
Mulsamah & Family
New Hope Community Services has helped my family by providing us with a temporary shelter while we were waiting for a rental flat from HDB. The organization is very understanding towards our situation and often would ask about our well-being during our stay. My family is very thankful for the help and understanding that New Hope Community Services had given us. Thank you!
Peter Lourdes & Family
I would like to share my experience while staying in the shelter. I had to sell my 5 room flat at Jurong West due to high loan committments and the lost of my job. After I sold my flat, the HDB informed me that I had to wait for at least 6 months to a 1 year before I get my rental flat. I was so desperate that I did not know what to do. I then came to know about New Hope Community Services. I was met by their Centre Manager, Ms. Grace Goh and when she heard about my plight, she promised to do her best to help. When I handed over my keys back to HDB on 26 Oct 2007, Ms. Grace arranged safe shelter for my family. I and my family are very grateful for the help New Hope has provided for us and much thanks goes to Ms. Grace. May God bless New Hope so that they are able to help more families who are displaced and without shelter.
I came to the Shelter because of a Court Order taken against me by my wife to expel me from my matrimonial home. That fateful day was around April 06 and having been ordered out of my home, I was wondering the streets for about 3 weeks and sleeping in the most unlikely places. Finally, I was recommended by a social worker from MCYS to this shelter. I came for an interview on 10 May 06 and moved in the next day. I am amazed that this shelter is unlike the one in which I have conceived in my mind. It encourages me to move on in life while I wait to settle my problems at home. I was depressed before coming but I am thankful that since my admission, the encouragement from staff and residents have helped me out of depression. Not all is lost and today while waiting the outcome of the divorce proceedings taken out by my wife, I am gainfully employed and still contribute towards my estranged family. I do hope for a reconciliation with my wife and children. Having been separated now from them, I begin to learn how to love them more with each passing day. I am also thankful that lately I have been given opportunities to spend with my children. I want to thank everyone in this shelter for extending a helping hand to me.
I have been in and out of prisons many times. The last time I was in for a period of 5 years for assaulting a Police Officer. When I was released from prison, I had nowhere to go because both my parents have passed away. So I went to SACA and they referred me to New Hope Community Services. I came to NHCS for an interview and was grateful that I was accepted to undergo their program. In my stay here I have been helped alot by the staff, the church and the pastor. They have been very understanding towards me. They have guided me and have given me moral and emotional support and I am looking forward to rent a place from HDB in the near future. I am very much indebted and grateful to NHCS and their leaders for providing for me in times of dire needs. They provided me a roof over my head and took care of my basic needs. I will always keep them in my prayers. If God willing, I wish to be a part of them, for they gave hope when there seemed to be no hope in sight.
I was jailed six times for gambling, false reports, selling fake watches and pirated CDs. I served my last sentence for renting my flat to illegal Chinese nationals. I was released on 4 August 04 but had no home to return to because HDB re-possessed my flat and I am only allowed to apply for a rental unit in the year 2007. I was hopelessly despaired and because of my depression I was admitted to IMH for a month. Upon my discharge in September 2004, IMH referred me to NHCS and came for an interview. When I just came to NHCS I was always sleeping and often lazy due to some medication. Doctors in IMH had given a memorandum to NHCS informing that I am not able to function normally and hence will not be able to work for the rest of my life. Nevertheless through the encouragement and help from the staff and people concerned about my well-being, I was touched by their love and began doing simple housework and also doing some outdoor activities. I am happy that today I am working and earning my keeps as a security guard. I have also taken a test set by the security industry and have also passed the test. Here I learned to be content with life and cut down on habits which I know is bad for spending. I really want to start life anew because I am encouraged by the love in this Shelter Home. I am thankful for the effort of NHCS staff and church members for their encouragement and help. I look forward to the day whereby I can rent a flat from HDB and live on my own.
I am a divorcee whom upon separation from my spouse ended me with no place of my own because the matrimonial flat was sold. I came to NHCS shelter a bitter and angry man. I was a desperate man and thought that for the rest of my life I was going to be a wondering man living from place to place. In my desperation I came to NHCS shelter and have been staying here for more than a year. I am grateful for each one that came to my help, particularly for their counseling and patience in dealing with me. Today, I am employed as security guard and I am looking forward to applying a flat of my own. Thank you all for your kindness and love.
I was sentenced to 3 years and 6 strokes of the cane for possession of an offensive weapon. I was released on 23 October 04 and was working as coffeeshop helper which provided shelter at Geylang. After working for 2 months I lost my job abd had no place to return to. Before I came to NHCS shelter I slept in all places and spent most of the nights in Changi Beach. Frustrated of my lifestyle as a vagabond, I sought help from SANA and was referred by them to this shelter. When I was admitted, I do not even have a cent with me and in my possession were just two pairs of pants and 2 t-shirts. I never dare to think of my future because there was none for me. But upon my admission to this shelter, my perspective of life changed as I watched those who came before me who are doing so well. In my heart I really envied them and thought how fortunate they are, having jobs and plans for future. Not long after I was recommended by NHCS for a job. Today I am happy that I have a decent job and earning money. I am learning again how to save money for the future. My desire is to be able to rent a flat from HDB and today I am glad that I have applied for one. As I wait for the HDB's outcome to my application, I want to to thank the staff of NHCS and all the residents who have help me in such a period of darkness in my life. Without their help, today I may still be wondering in the streets of Singapore and most probably would have landed myself in prison again.
I have been in and out of prisons for ten times. My last sentence was 6 years and 6 strokes of the cane for drug trafficking. I was released on 6 Dec 05 and was refer by SACA to NHCS Shelter Home because I have no place to return to. At first I was apprehensive about the Shelter and how I can adjust to a regimental lifestyle but my fears evaporated once I come under the programme. The staff and residents were very helpful and understanding with me and tried to give every assistance they could so that I could get on with life despite the situation I was in. Slowly I opened myself up to them and with their encouragement I adopted a positive outlook in life. Not long after I managed to get my self a job with the help of NHCS. I am about to complete the police supervision soon for which I will not be able to do so should I live on my own especially knowing my weaknesses. I am thankful that today I have my own savings and working towards my future plan. I can speak as one being transformed by love and kindness given me by the staff of NHCS, the church members and residents of the Shelter. I have already applied for a rental flat from HDB and the joint-applicant is a resident from the Shelter also. I am looking forward to the day whereby I can have a place to call my own. I want to take this opportunity to thank the pastor, staff members and residents who came to my rescue when all hope was lost.
I was jailed six times for drugs related cases. My last sentence was 12 years and 24 strokes of the canes. I was released on 3 May 06 and was wondering around without a shelter because my family had already moved away without me knowing it. Even while serving sentence no one visited me so I lost all contact with them. I was referred to NHCS by a social worker of SACA. I am grateful that New Hope Shelter accepted me and guided me till today. I came here without anything but now I have already found a job and also found my relatives. I have learned from the staff how to care and love others more so that I would not go back to my old ways. I also learned to take care of myself and to take things one at a time. Without New Hope Shelter, I don’t know what would happen to me. I have also gained a clearer direction about my future. I am thankful to all the staff for supporting me and giving me a new hope in life.
was referred to NHCS by a social worker from IMH due to some personal problems. I have problem sharing a flat with a stranger and financial difficulties. As I was given shelter at NHCS’s bungalow house at Jalan Serengam, I started a new lease of life with the help and advice from residents and church members. I stayed here for more than a year and I did some jobs and was coping very well with the fellowship of friends I have made here. Through the stay here I have seen different people and experienced living with others. I learn to manage things as best I could. The activities from NHCS have given me a sense of meaning in life and I am looking forward for a much better future no matter what circumstances I may face as I choose to have hope in life. I like to thank the staff of NHCS for their effort and services rendered in serving and caring for the unfortunate and needy.