In 1986 a crisis shelter was set up in Sembawang to provide a safe place for women and their children who had fled their homes because of family violence. It also sheltered women who faced difficulties after their release from prison. To accommodate an increasing number of women and their families in crisis, the shelter moved to its present premises.
Good Shepherd Centre
A Safe Sanctuary
GSC is the only non-governmental organization (NGO) that is appointed by the government to provide victim care for women who have been trafficked into Singapore.
Care & Compassion
The humanitarian services we provide in GSC are carried out quietly, as we respect and honour the confidentiality and privacy of the residents, and we protect them from their perpetrators. Yet, we could not have journeyed with these courageous and resilient women without the staunch and equally quiet support and accompaniment of volunteers, donors and benefactors. They may be individuals, or groups, each bringing something special, for example teaching English, cooking, baking, sewing, dance and singing. As many of the women are from countries where English is hardly used, we often need interpreters. Some simply donate food staples and toiletries or organize outings for the residents. One thing is clear; they all care for the women as much as we do.