Ahuva Good Shepherd – Children’s Home

How It All Started

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 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.

The Journey
We journey with each child in her healing process and develop a care plan that recognizes her uniqueness and worth. We often discover their immense pain, brokenness and fragility. Through specially designed programmes, activities and therapeutic interventions, we strive to assuage their physical, psychological and emotional pains. The girls find their inner strengths, build self-confidence, self-esteem, dignity, resilience, and learn to trust and hope again. Very often, they develop new interests through our support in education, sports and social activities.

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.