In 2005, WE Foundation Limited was incorporated and registered under the Charities Act by mental healthcare professionals who felt the need to have a centre providing aftercare support for people recovering from behavioural and substance addictions after their initial treatments. To further the organisation charity purposes, it became a full member of the National Council of Social Service and by December 2006, it was approved as an IPC charity able to issue tax deductible receipts for qualifying donations.
From 2008, the centre operated out of two container offices on land leased from IMH at 620 Tiong Bahru, Singapore 158789. The centre offers individual counselling, group therapy, family and support group meetings. It is to be a safe venue for drop-in facilitating fellowships for recovering persons and their family members with opportunities to renew and transform family relationships in a holistic, caring and nurturing environment.
By this time, the Board decided to change the organisation name to the present WE CARE Community Services Limited to better reflect its missions. The new name became official from 17 March 2008.
In 2011, WE CARE moved to 11 Kampong Bugis #02-08, Singapore 338988 as the land in Tiong Bahru was returned to the Singapore Land Authority.
Once again the lease was up in 2014 and we had to look for new premises. We were successful in getting a block unit at Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub, 11 Jalan Ubi, Block 5 #01-41 Singapore 409074.
With support from Tote Board Capital Funding, we were able to renovate and move into our new premise in June 2014.
Unity Entity Number (UEN): 200506089N
Charity Registration No.: 01888
IPC Reference No.: CFG060012
Operating Address: 11 Jalan Ubi, Block 5 #01-41, Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub, Singapore 409074
WE CARE has a support group called “Family and Friends Support Group”. Facilitated by WE CARE counsellors, this group is meant for caregivers, spouses, partners, family members or friends affected by an addicted loved one.
"Family & Friends" teaches effective strategies for self-care and how to cope with the recovering addict. The support group focuses on changing the way you interact with the recovering loved one. Using the CRAFT Model and SMART Recovery tools, we will touch on important topics that family members and friends experience, including:
The goals for "Family & Friends" are
"Family & Friends" takes place twice a month. For details, check out the schedule here.
If you are an affected caregiver. family member or friend and you wish to attend "Family & Friends", contact Sida at 3165 8017 or NoorSida@wecare.org.sg to register.
SMART stands for Self-Management & Recovery Training. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. All facilitators are registered SMART Recovery Facilitators.
SMART is an ongoing closed group and caters to individuals with a history of addiction. Interested participants are required to undergo a clinical intake before attending SMART Recovery.
If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of the schedule for SMART can be found here
Mindfulness For Recovery
Mindfulness for Recovery is an open group to learn and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness helps participants to break away from their own destructive habitual patterns. All facilitators have personal experience practising mindfulness. This group is catered for people with a history of addictions, reactive behaviours and/or mood disorders.
Details of the schedule for Mindfulness can be found here
To register: call 3165 8017 or email email@example.com