Established in 1902, Children’s Aid Society is amongst Singapore’s oldest, secular philanthropic organisations supporting disadvantaged children, youth, and families.
Through Children’s Aid Society’s two services, Melrose Home (35 Boon Lay Avenue) and Melrose Care (Blk 557, #01-63, Woodlands Drive 53), the Society aims to provide a holistic range of residential care, counselling and other specialised therapies to support the most vulnerable in our community through their challenges of adverse family circumstances, family violence, and child neglect.
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To better meet the changing needs of the community, Melrose Home expanded its capacity to welcome more youths. The Home’s extended Youth Wing was officially opened by Mrs Mary Tan, our then First Lady, on 26 July 2013. Funded and developed by Ascendas GIVES Foundation and its partners, the new wing bolstered our capacity to be able to provide care for a total of 30 youths. The new wing included study and recreation spaces, as well as outdoor facilities to provide a conducive living environment.
July 2013 Images
Small Group Care in 2018
Melrose Home begun its transformation into a Small Group Care residential model that could better address the unique developmental needs and interests among children and youth groups. Dedicated staff teams catered to the needs of residents and customised new guidance, therapy and care programmes to individual groups.
In July 2019, we established CAS's second service - Melrose Care. Located in Woodlands New Town (Admiralty), Melrose Care is a community-based Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre that serves children, youth and families in need through provision of specialised services such as art and play therapies, counselling and parenting support, and psychological assessment and services.