ABOUT US
HISTORY

In 1998, pioneering the vision to embody the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Grace Assembly of God tasked Pastor Calvin Lee to start and lead the Society with a team of four social workers, in serving and reaching out to people at their point of need. In 1999, REACH Family Service Centre was set up at Blk 187 Bishan Street 13. As our work in the community grew, so did our Society. Today, REACH Community Services Society serves our community through 6 community touchpoints: Family Service Centre@Bishan, Family Service Centre@Sin Ming, Youth Powerhouse@Bukit Batok, Counselling Centre@Shunfu, Senior Centre@Jalan Membina and Senior Centre@Bukit Gombak Vista.

WHO WE ARE
REACH Community Services Society (REACH) is a charitable organisation:

· Registered under Registry of Societies in 1998 (UEN: S98SS0144L)

· An approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC: IPC000196)

· As an approved IPC, donors will get a taxable income offset of 250% on the amount donated

· A full member of the National Council of Social Service

WHO WE SERVE
  • Low income, needy and vulnerable individuals / families.
  • Underprivileged children and youths-at-risk.
  • Distressed couples losing trust in marriage, or in fractured family relationships.
  • Poor, socially isolated and helpless seniors and their caregivers.
  • Persons with mental health issues such as anxiety and depressive disorders.
  • About 3,774 service users are impacted annually
OUR STRATEGIC THRUSTS
  • To strengthen vulnerable families and individuals by helping them to achieve independence, stability and resilience
  • To develop and empower youths towards positive self-image and realising their potential
  • To build enduring marriages for couples so as to provide a stable environment to nurture the next generation
  • To promote active in-place aging for seniors and support system for their caregivers
WHAT WE DO
We operate 4 services, with their respective service tag lines :

 

Family Service – Sharing Love, Inspiring Hope

 

Counselling Service – Celebrating Love, Embracing Growth

 

Youth Service – Activating Strengths, Reaching Potential

 

Senior Service – Engaging Minds, Fulfilling Lives

MILESTONES
1998

Founded by Grace Assembly of God

1999

Formally registered as a charity under the Charities Act, 1994. REACH Family Service Centre was officially opened in February 1999.

2003

REACH Youth Service was started to offer a greater variety of programmes for youths, especially for youths-at-risk and youth offenders

2009

REACH Counselling Service is established to broaden efforts on marital and family therapy beyond the Family Service Centre’s service boundary

2014

REACH Community Services organised its first REACH Charity Dinner

2015

Counselling Centre @ Shunfu was officially open in April
Youth Powerhouse @ Bukit Batok was officially open in August
REACH Community Services organised its inaugural REACH Charity Golf

2016

Senior Centre @ Jalan Membina was officially open in February
REACH Family Service Centre completed its cyclical maintenance in May and moved back to an optimised and space efficient
facility to better serve the community
Youth Powerhub @ Tanglin was initiated as a platform for youth leadership and service development
First REACH Community Flag Day with up to 800 volunteers
Paddle for Life (dragonboat fundraiser)

2017

REACH Community Services underwent a rebranding exercise

2018

REACH Youth Service launched its inaugural social media campaign

2019

Senior Centre @ Bukit Gombak Vista was officially open in June