AND JESUS SAID TO HIM: "GO, AND DO THE SAME YOURSELF." (Luke 10:37)
Pastoral care and our work with migrants
Foreigners - including stateless persons - do not qualify for government aided welfare such as medical, housing, legal aid, subsidies and grants. ACMI has been assisting this group of migrants by providing the following:
Casework which covers:
Befriending through our network of migrant befrienders
Legal aid in collaboration with the Catholic Lawyers Guild and other volunteer lawyers on pro-bono basis
Shelter in collaboration with Good Shepherd Centre
Financial aid where necessary
Language and skills training via the Skills Development programme to help them upgrade themselves and to integrate themselves into the society
Food via the Bread Basket program
Advocacy and Public Education
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Casework involving a foreign spouse
Our casework services include providing social/legal assistance, counselling and befriending services to migrants and stateless persons. Through our casework we also provide research data towards advocacy and awareness on migrant issues that will assist in solving the exploitation of migrants. In addition we network with Embassies, Government Offices (MOM, FSC, MCYS, etc.), NGOs and other groups that have resources to assist migrants/itinerants in their needs beyond ACMI’s capacity. These include the Catholic Lawyers Guild, Catholic Medical Guild, Good Shepherd Sisters, Clarity, Family Life Society, and others.
Employers who are facing difficulties with their foreign workers can also contact us.
Distribution of a ration package during a Bread Basket event
The Bread Basket's aim is to reach out to migrant workers through provisions and food which is a universal necessity. It is also ACMI's way of showing appreciation to these workers for their contribution to Singapore's development. Another objective is to remain in contact with these target beneficiaries to understand their needs better and introduce ACMI as a source that they can turn to for assistance/support.
On weekdays, volunteers prepare a 'Gift Pack' comprising rice, biscuits, beverage and personal toiletries which are packed in individual bags. Distribution is done on Sundays at the workers' dormitories. Since the launch in September 2010, we have packed and distributed over 8,930 Gift Packs at about 10 different dormitories located throughout the island.
Our programmes and activities are supported by Caritas Singapore Community Council Limited and Catholic Foundation.
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