- POSTED: 04 Jul 2014 21:54
- UPDATED: 04 Jul 2014 23:09
The DaySpring centre that opened on Friday (July 4) at Turf Club Road is the first small-group facility in Singapore to offer live-in, therapeutic care for abused girls.
SINGAPORE: The DaySpring Residential Treatment Centre and Transition Home, Singapore's first small-group facility to offer live-in, therapeutic care for abused girls, has opened at Turf Club Road. It can house a total of 22 girls - and is an expansion of a previous facility.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam officiated at the centre's opening on Friday (July 4). The Residential Treatment Centre can now cater to 16 girls, up from 12. Meanwhile, the new transition home helps another six graduates of the programme learn how to live independently, with the benefit of a support group for six months.
All residents also receive home-schooling, so they do not fall behind academically. With the expansion, DaySpring says it hopes to create a safe and healing living environment within a small-group community.