About Us

About Viriya Community Services

Viriya Community Services (VCS) is a charitable organisation founded in 2001 by the Leong Hwa Monastery to provide community and social services to families and individuals in need in Singapore regardless of race and religion.

Viriya is a Pali word which means Right Effort. We are committed to applying the right effort and be guided by our mission to deliver quality social services and also make a positive and sustainable impact to the society.

We are dedicated to our vision of caring for the community with compassion and concern and our mission to bring joy and enhance the quality of life by providing care and assistance to families and individuals in need of support regardless of race and religion. We will continue to enhance our capability and capacity regardless in the new or enhanced existing programmes to meet the anticipated needs of the community.

Our outreach has grown over the years as we strive to better meet the needs of all members of the society. Every year, we serve more than 5,000 beneficiaries, including children and youths, families and the seniors.

VCS is a full member of the National Council of Social Service and an Institution of Public Character (IPC). Outright cash donations of S$50.00 and above will qualify  for 2.5 times tax exemption and will be automatically included in your annual assessment.

UEN No.: T01SS0059B

Charity Status: Registered

Date of Charity Registration: 03 July 2001

Date of Society Registration: 08 March 2001

Institution of Public Character Status: Live

IPC Period: From 01/10/2017 To 30/09/2020

NCSS Membership: Full member

Our Vision

Caring For You with Compassion and Concern

Our Mission

To bring joy and enhance the quality of life by providing care and assistance to families and individuals in need of support regardless of race and religion.

VCS TRUST – our core values

Teamwork and Collaboration

Creating a competitive edge and achieving results through harmonious collective actions with other colleagues and partners, harnessing on individual strengths and talents.

Respect

Respecting individual rights and dignity of all and exhibited through respectful attitude, behaviours and thinking.

Uprightness

Acting with integrity and displaying high moral standards at all times.

Solutions-Oriented

Focusing on solutions, not problems, to seek improvements and achieve positive impact on our people.

Taking Ownership

Having initiative and assuming responsibility in making positive differences to our people and the community.

our milestoneS

Year 2019

Viriya Therapy Centre opened on 08 March 2019. The centre provides specialised individual and family therapy, expressive arts therapy and clinical psychological assessments and interventions.

Viriya Therapy Centre opened on 08 March 2019. The centre provides specialised individual and family therapy, expressive arts therapy and clinical psychological assessments and interventions.

Year 2014

Viriya MediAssist Fund is a collaboration with Potong Pasir CCC. The fund supports individuals, regardless of age with medical conditions to live their lives to the fullest in the community while having their needs met. The fund assist individuals with medical fees, consumables and even home rectification based on the individual’s needs.

Viriya MediAssist Fund is a collaboration with Potong Pasir CCC. The fund supports individuals, regardless of age with medical conditions to live their lives to the fullest in the community while having their needs met. The fund assist individuals with medical fees, consumables and even home rectification based on the individual’s needs.

Viriya Family Service Centre was VCS’s second Family Service Centre, serving residents of Potong Pasir and Joo Seng constituencies using integrated social work practice. It was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 7 September 2014.

Viriya Family Service Centre was VCS’s second Family Service Centre, serving residents of Potong Pasir and Joo Seng constituencies using integrated social work practice. It was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 7 September 2014.

Year 2013

Viriya Elderly Medical Fund rides on the success model of the children’s medical programme and was started in July 2013. Besides financial assistance, our case workers provide case management which will help to maintain or even enhance the psychop-socio-emotional well-being of the elderly.

Viriya Elderly Medical Fund rides on the success model of the children’s medical programme and was started in July 2013. Besides financial assistance, our case workers provide case management which will help to maintain or even enhance the psychop-socio-emotional well-being of the elderly.

Year 2010

Viriya Children’s Medical Fund was set up to help low income families with children, aged 0 to 16 years, who requires long term medical care. Besides financial assistance, through case management, support groups and activities, the project helps to enhance socio-emotional capabilities of the children and their families. The fund is an extension to Viriya-KK Children’s Hospital HomeCare Programme.

Viriya Children’s Medical Fund was set up to help low income families with children, aged 0 to 16 years, who requires long term medical care. Besides financial assistance, through case management, support groups and activities, the project helps to enhance socio-emotional capabilities of the children and their families. The fund is an extension to Viriya-KK Children’s Hospital HomeCare Programme.

Year 2005

My Centre@Moulmein serves the residents and senior citizens residing in Moulmein-Kallang GRC and promotes a positive image on active aging, inter-generation interaction and family bonding.

My Centre@Moulmein serves the residents and senior citizens residing in Moulmein-Kallang GRC and promotes a positive image on active aging, inter-generation interaction and family bonding.

Whispering Hearts Infant & Child Care Centre provides infant and child care services to more than 60 children from low income families. Providing a safe, well-supervised, stimulating and enjoyable environment, the centre ensured total development of the pre-schoolers. The centre was renamed Whispering Hearts Child Care Centre in 2015 and on 1 July 2017, the operations of the centre has been transferred to My First Campus.

Whispering Hearts Infant & Child Care Centre provides infant and child care services to more than 60 children from low income families. Providing a safe, well-supervised, stimulating and enjoyable environment, the centre ensured total development of the pre-schoolers. The centre was renamed Whispering Hearts Child Care Centre in 2015 and on 1 July 2017, the operations of the centre has been transferred to My First Campus.

Year 2004

Viriya – KK Children’s Hospital HomeCare Programme is a partnership to provide financial, community and emotional support to chronically-ill children and their families. The programme enables the children to have a speedy recovery in the warm and familiar environment of their home.

Viriya – KK Children’s Hospital HomeCare Programme is a partnership to provide financial, community and emotional support to chronically-ill children and their families. The programme enables the children to have a speedy recovery in the warm and familiar environment of their home.

Dreams began operations as a youth drop-in centre providing programmes and services for youths through preventive, developmental and remedial intervention. Dreams has engaged hundreds of youths to date through performing arts, sports and recreational activities.

Dreams began operations as a youth drop-in centre providing programmes and services for youths through preventive, developmental and remedial intervention. Dreams has engaged hundreds of youths to date through performing arts, sports and recreational activities.

Year 2003

Viriya Children’s Education Fund started in 2003 and currently consists of Viriya-Sunray Education Fund and Viriya-KPMG Scholarship. All children in VCS programmes are eligible to apply for the fund if they meet the relevant criteria.

 

Viriya Children’s Education Fund started in 2003 and currently consists of Viriya-Sunray Education Fund and Viriya-KPMG Scholarship. All children in VCS programmes are eligible to apply for the fund if they meet the relevant criteria.

 

Lilies on the River was the flagship fund raising event from 2003 to 2006 to raise funds for all VCS programmes. 50 illuminated giant lilies amongst 100,000 lilies were floated down the Singapore River. The lilies symbolizes perseverance, enduring strength, unique beauty and wisdom. VCS hoped that the event would bring good favour to all in Singapore, helping them to persevere through the challenging times in a fast changing environment.

Lilies on the River was the flagship fund raising event from 2003 to 2006 to raise funds for all VCS programmes. 50 illuminated giant lilies amongst 100,000 lilies were floated down the Singapore River. The lilies symbolizes perseverance, enduring strength, unique beauty and wisdom. VCS hoped that the event would bring good favour to all in Singapore, helping them to persevere through the challenging times in a fast changing environment.

Year 2002

Sharing & Caring for You was a project to provide monthly food rations to needy families. Workshops and activities were organised to motivate families to have the will and determination to break the cycle of poverty.

Sharing & Caring for You was a project to provide monthly food rations to needy families. Workshops and activities were organised to motivate families to have the will and determination to break the cycle of poverty.

LHCST – NKF Dialysis Centre was set up to provide dialysis treatment to 108 patients annually on top of offering a customized exercise programme for each individual to allow them to stay fit and healthy, ensuring vitality and independence for the rest of their lives.

LHCST – NKF Dialysis Centre was set up to provide dialysis treatment to 108 patients annually on top of offering a customized exercise programme for each individual to allow them to stay fit and healthy, ensuring vitality and independence for the rest of their lives.

Year 2001

Whispering Hearts Student Care Centre takes care of school-going children of age 7 to 14 while their parents are at work. Besides basic before and after school care programmes, ad-hoc activities are organised to encourage total development of the children.

Whispering Hearts Student Care Centre takes care of school-going children of age 7 to 14 while their parents are at work. Besides basic before and after school care programmes, ad-hoc activities are organised to encourage total development of the children.

Whispering Hearts Family Service Centre was the first family service centre under VCS which opened its doors to serve the residents in Jurong West.

Whispering Hearts Family Service Centre was the first family service centre under VCS which opened its doors to serve the residents in Jurong West.

Viriya Community Services was founded by Leong Hwa Monastery to provide community and social services to low income families in Singapore regardless of race and religion.

Viriya Community Services was founded by Leong Hwa Monastery to provide community and social services to low income families in Singapore regardless of race and religion.