The forerunner of Ahuva Good Shepherd – Children’s Home provided vocational education, and residential care for teenage girls and single women in pregnancy crisis. As social norms in Singapore changed, these services became unnecessary. However, other problems that threatened the safety of women and children emerged, and Marymount Centre responded.
Ahuva Good Shepherd – Children’s Home
How It All Started
Ahuva Good Shepherd – Children’s Home was set up in 2006 to provide a safe and nurturing residential environment for young girls, aged 4 to 16. They had experienced challenges in their families, such as financial difficulties, divorce, domestic violence, various forms of abuse and parents’ incarceration.
The Hebrew word, “Ahuva” means “dearly loved”. In Ahuva Good Shepherd – Children’s Home, we welcome each girl with respect and dignity, and care for her in our warm family-like environment with unconditional love and compassion.
We aim to reintegrate them into society healed, and prepared to be contributing global citizens. When reintegration is not yet possible, we facilitate alternative care arrangements by helping them to establish the best support network that every child rightly deserves.