Ang Mo Kio FSC
Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centre (FSC) operates from two locations in the Kebun Baru and Yio Chu Kang constituencies, and supports residents who face financial, socio-emotional, and family-related issues.
Ang Mo Kio FSC serves the needs of the community through various core services:
Information & Referrals
We provide information on resources and help available to Singaporeans in need. Through our engagement with the residents, we identify and link them to vital services to support and meet their needs.
Ang Mo Kio FSC serves residents living in the 100s, 200s, and 600s blocks within the Ang Mo Kio area.
For more information on Ang Mo Kio FSC's operating hours and location, click here.
Casework & Counselling
Our trained social workers and counsellors support individuals and families residing in our community who are facing financial, marital, parenting, as well as other personal and family-related issues and life challenges.
Using a teams-based approach, intervention strategies are devised by analysing case profile trends and connecting existing community assets within various clusters of rental housing.
Ang Mo Kio FSC Programmes
Community Development Initiatives
We engage the community in Ang Mo Kio by forging close relationships with residents and community partners, in order to harness resources to meet needs of the neighbourhoods.
Our team of professionals strive to serve the different neighbourhoods through a range of holistic community programmes and services that support and address issues within the community. Specially customised programmes also aim to strengthen and enhance cohesiveness within and across families.
Project Pilih Pilih
Project Pilih Pilih is a fresh food distribution project for low-income families to improve their access to healthy, nutritious food and increase their understanding of healthy eating.
The project taps on community stakeholders such as market vendors in the Ang Mo Kio community to donate a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, spices and fresh food. Through partnerships with medical and/or health professionals, families also learn about food nutrition, food awareness and affordable food choices.
Collaborative Community Squad
Ang Mo Kio FSC holds regular networking sessions with community stakeholders and partners to increase collaboration and communication to better serve and build a strong social safety net for the community.
With a mission to improve the quality of sleep of children one bedspace at a time, Mission Tilam is a ground-up initiative to raise awareness on beneficiaries’ relationship with sleep.
Conversations regarding sleep are initiated to gain insights about their relationship with sleep and explore possible areas of improvement. The Mission Tilam team journeys alongside families with children to implement healthy bedtime routines. Innovative psychoeducation materials and tools are used. To continuously stay relevant and updated on this topic, the team actively engages in practice research with beneficiaries and community stakeholders.
Central Cluster (Ang Mo Kio & Cheng San) Programmes
Programmes and Community Work run jointly by Ang Mo Kio and Cheng San Family Service Centres for residents of Ang Mo Kio Region.
Launched in 2010, Bakery Hearts is a programme that aims to provide women from low-income families with the opportunity to supplement their household income and prepare them for work.
Through partnership with various stakeholders, participants can acquire baking skills and social skills to enhance their self-confidence to seek employment.
Started in 2017, Celebrating Mothers groupwork supports single mothers who perform double parenting roles within the community.
Through the use of the narrative approach, the aim of the group work is to empower single mothers through:
- Increasing their self-esteem
- Acknowledge and utilize their strengths in overcoming life challenges
- Mutual support
Women of Willpower (W.O.W.):
This group is made up of past alumni groupwork participants. This informal platform was created to help past alumni groupwork participants connect and support each other as well as to provide the opportunities to outreach to other single mothers in the community.
Started in April 2019, Project Stories hopes to enhance support for vulnerable persons - children, elderly and persons with disabilities, through sighting and regular engagement. The team led by social workers and consisting of social work assistants and associates, had provided regular engagement and support for 103 vulnerable persons.
Project Stories has been awarded the Family Violence Dialogue Group Appreciation Award 202 and was featured as an innovative initiative at the Principal Social Workers’ (PSW) Webinar Virtual Exhibitions in the same year.
Children & Youth Programmes
Achieving Kids and Kin is a preventive developmental programme which serves children between 7 and 12 years old. A safe space for children to build confidence, resilience, and leadership, and opportunities to contribute their skills and talents to the community.
This is achieved through 3 programmes:
- Academic Coaching is a mentorship programme that supports children in achieving better academic results and build their interest in learning.
- Reading Odyssey is a programme in collaboration with SHINE Children & Youth Services to build children’s interest and ability in reading.
- iLead is a series of group work sessions that aim to build leadership and develop life skills in children, covering topics such as stress, emotions, coping strategies, and savings.
Project HeARTship is a groupwork that uses art as a medium of expression for boys, aged 11 to 15 years old, who are in the identity formation and transitional stage from primary to secondary school. It aims to allow the boys through art to:
- Build up social and emotional capital in young people
- Use of art making in figuring out who they are (self-identity formation)
- Inspire young people on alternative career pathways
- Empower young people to learn a skill and create their own pieces of art
Community Development Initiatives
As part of the proliferation of community building work, encouraging interdependence and mutual self-help among community members, our Community Hubs act as catalysts in bridging social connections in the neighbourhood. We aim to enable ground-up initiatives led by community members for their neighbours.
Guided by the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach, we mobilise residents and beneficiaries to contribute their gifts and assets towards the wellbeing of their own community, and towards supporting the vulnerable in their neighbourhood.
Through community participation and action, residents strengthen their social support and networks, enabling the community to become more resilient and cohesive.
These are some of the initiatives that residents contribute to at AMKFSC’s Community Hubs:
414 Community Hub
This by-resident-for-resident initiative brings together people from all walks of lives who go marketing, prepare, cook, set-up and clean-up together to share a meal with their fellow neighbours. As they bond over food, residents build a trust and connection with each other, creating a relationship where fellow residents naturally look out for one another in times of need.
This initiative creates a platform for residents to share their gifts, skills, and talents with fellow residents who are keen to know and learn from them. From baking classes to arts and craft sessions – residents come together and build a connection through learning with and from each other.
Ad-hoc ground-up initiatives of residents are highly encouraged through IdeasWeShare with the hope of bringing residents together and improving the well-being of our community. Residents are spurred to initiate, co-create and come together to work on ideas and projects they care about for the greater good of community life.
Conducted by Digital Officers from IMDA, TechWeShare is a resident-initiated IT course that seeks to bridge the digital gap and help our aging community adapt to the country’s transition to a Smart Nation. This ensures that our seniors are still able to build social connections not only in person but also online.
- Photovoice Community Gallery
Over the course of six months, 35 residents from diverse backgrounds went on a journey of capturing photos of the places, spaces, and faces of Ang Mo Kio that contribute to their own well-being and that of their neighbours. With 414 Community Hub as the anchor, this initiative aimed to deepen the sense of community by showcasing the assets already present within the neighbourhood and how they positively impact the psycho-socio wellbeing of residents.
In the hopes of sharing these sights and stories, residents and student volunteers banded together to curate a Community Gallery at the lift lobby of Blk 414 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 which was launched officially on 10 November 2022 by AMKFSC's Honorary Advisor, Dr Vasoo, and CEO Dr Vincent Ng.
Click to check out our Virtual Photovoice Community Gallery:
643 Community Hub
- Sharing of Skills & Talents with the Community
This by-resident-for-resident platform brings together neighbours who go marketing, prepare, cook, set-up and clean-up together in order to share a meal with their fellow neighbours. Through helping and bonding over food, they get connected with fellow residents and through this trust-building process, naturally look out for each other in times of need.
- Clothing Corner
In collaboration with residents and Uniqlo as a corporate partner, the Uniqlo corner aims to bridge the gap of access to clothes for low-income families through the giving away of preloved Uniqlo clothes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, resident volunteers also organized Facebook lives to distribute the Uniqlo clothing to their fellow neighbours who might benefit from the Uniqlo clothes.
- Ground-up Resident-led Initiatives
Residents can also come together to co-create initiatives that contributes to the betterment of the neighbourhood.
In Apr 2022, a group of residents, supported by staff, organized a Community Bazaar & Iftar during the month of Ramadhan. The Community Bazaar mobilised beneficiaries with home-based businesses to not only showcase and share their talents with other community members, but to market and generate income for their businesses. Community members also contributed to a potluck, coming together to break fast as a means of building relationships with neighbours.