Crisis Shelter Services for Abused Women and Children
Providing a safe haven for mistreated women and their children
Partner: Casa Raudha Women Home
Casa Raudha Women Home is a crisis shelter that provides a temporary safe haven for abused and homeless women and their children. The programme removes mistreated women and their children from the immediate source of abuse and helps them to explore options for rebuilding their lives.
Within the shelter, residents are provided with counselling to deal with their emotional trauma, financial support for living expenses and advice on their rights and options. They are also connected to longer-term programmes that help them with skills training and job placement. An example is the Temasek Cares - Project SPARK programme for single-parent families.
Casa Raudha Women Home is a new home that took in its first intake in early 2012. It caters to women between 21 to 60 years old. Children of the women are allowed if they are girls under 21 years old or boys under 12 years old. The home is open only to Singaporeans and permanent residents.
Residents are expected to move on from the shelter within a period of 3-4 months. While clients are charged subsidised fees, additional financial assistance is available for the financially needy.
Temasek Cares is supporting the programme to help 375 abused women and their children over 2 years.