Warm Shelter Projects
Against Child Abuse Limited
“Kwai Chung Child Protection Centre”
The Child Protection Centre mainly provides the following therapeutic group services for parents and children in need and to prevent child maltreatment.
The batterers therapeutic groups aim at stopping parent’ abusive behaviors and helping them to learn positive thinking and healthy ways of relating to their children.
The stress management groups aim at helping parents with depressive features or negative emotions reduce stress, introduce positive thinking and extend their social network.
Children therapeutic groups enable abused children express negative emotions in appropriate ways and enhances their self-esteem.
Moreover, the volunteer home visitation for families with newborn babies aims at early prevention, strengthening parents’ role and reducing the risk of child abuse.
The project trains up volunteers to make regular home visits and telephone contacts to the target families; run new parents training course, positive parenting sharing session and educational talks.
Caritas HK (Rehabilitation Division)
“Caritas 3 H Hub”
Caritas 3H Hub is a pilot project for older persons with intellectual disabilities and their carers, operating with a club house model. 3H denotes `Happy’, `Health’ and `Hopeful’.
The Hub provides care and support services, including day care services, therapeutic training, social and recreational groups, educational and personal development activities, for older persons with intellectual disabilities to help them achieve quality and healthy life style. Members of the hub will learn to achieve physical and emotional well being under professional support.
The Hub also serves as a good gathering place for the carers to relax and get mutual support. Interested parties in the community are also encouraged to involve as volunteers in different Hub activities to arouse public concern towards the needs of older persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Persons with intellectual disabilities and their carers can access to the Hub’s services directly or through referrals of social workers. Membership fee and programme fees will be charged for service enrolment and on cost recovery basis for each of the programmes they participate.
Caritas HK (Community Development Service)
“Residents Mutual Help Centre-Kwai Chung”
The Project prioritizes prevention. The ultimate goal is to build a sustainable Kwai Chung community with collective engagement, in which the people have good quality of life, strong family and neighbour relationships. However, poor health, illiteracy, tense relationships, and unsupportive social atmosphere have been observed as the current impediments.
The team utilizes an outreaching approach and focuses in selected zones to reach the needy and unmotivated targets. 3-level community-based services are provided in order to build capacities and positive relationships on individual, family and community levels, and to break barriers towards utilization of resources.
Through networking and instillation of mutual-help spirit, the residents will eventually be empowered to serve their community.
Caritas HK (Youth and Community Service)
“Project Hychinth – Enrichment Service for Young Mothers”
The Project aims to assist teenage or young mothers under 24 with unplanned pregnancy to meet all the needs in delivery and parenting; improve and enhance the health and psycho-social development of the children; and nurture psychological, social and economic betterment among service users. Teenage and Young Mothers who are at risks of drug abuse and post-natal depression are particularly identified and supported. It consists of five components :
Medical Based Outreaching Service : set up booths in hospitals
Internet Searching Service : Develop new channel on accessing the targets
Home Visiting Programme : Home Visits and Attachment Training
Community Based Support Group: Supportive Groups (like Positive Self-image, Stress Coping, Positive Parenting), Training Groups (Child Development, Parenting Efficacy, Attachment, Inter- personal Relationship) and Social Activities
Economic Enhancement Service: Group-based Tuition (Computer Literacy, Job-relating skills), Economic Literacy Training, Job Trial, Placement, On-the-Job Counseling, Peer Mentoring.
Hong Kong Cancer Fund
"CancerLink Jockey Club Support Centre, Kwai Chung"
CancerLink is a service provided by Hong Kong Cancer Fund to help people adjust to living with cancer. The centre provides free information and professional counselling and welcome cancer patients, survivors, their family or friends to seek help in coping with cancer.
The role of CancerLink is to help people feel more in control, and improve their quality of life. CancerLink does not replace medical treatment; it serves to make life better for people touched by cancer through addressing all supportive care requirements of a cancer experience.
The professional carers help clients manage the physical, emotional, psychological and social challenges brought about by a cancer diagnosis. Offering a wide range of free support and rehabilitation programmes, our goal is to empower individuals so that their cancer journey is as comforting, informed and stress-free as possible.
Institute for Integrated Rural Development, Hong Kong
Institute For Integrated Rural Development Hong Kong is committed to promoting the all-round development of education, economy, culture, environment, society and health in poor rural areas in China with funding, research and development projects.
"The 2R Project"
This project aims to improve the living condition and learning environment of 40 schools in Baojing County, a poverty- stricken county in Western Hunan Province.
The project starts in 2018 April to improve the hardware of the schools, namely : replacing hazardous water pipes, electrical cables and other electrical appliances, broken windows, torn desks and chairs, and computers.
In order to sustain the positive impacts, training programme on school safety will be launched for school managers and teachers and a small fund will be set up to ensure the continuity of the project. The project expects to benefit more than 25,000 teachers and students.