How we started
The work of TOUCH started in 1986 as a service for latch-key children in the neighbourhoods of Clementi and Jurong. Touched by the obvious need of low-income and single-parent families with difficulties making ends meet, much less raising their children in a positive environment, a group of 15 volunteers in their 20s organised activities to help the children. This small attempt has today become a multi-service organisation with an integrated network of 17 services, 14 centres and 23 children's clubs located at different parts of Singapore, including Bukit Merah, Clementi, Geylang Bahru, Hougang, Serangoon, Toa Payoh, Ubi and Yishun.
Who we serve
Over the last 24 years, TOUCH has reached out to many individuals from all religions and races, including children, youths, families, people with special and healthcare needs and the elderly. To promote greater awareness and exposure to overseas community work, we also partner closely with organisations in various countries in the areas of adoption of children, community development and humanitarian relief.