About Us

About Viriya Community Services

Viriya Community Services (VCS) was established on 8 March 2001 as a voluntary welfare organisation. As a professional social service agency, VCS’ principal activities are aligned with our vision ‘Caring for you; enhancing quality of life‘ and our mission to promote fulfilling lives. With these values in mind, we are committed to provide quality social services with the right effort and compassion, and make a positive and sustainable impact to the society.

Viriya, a Pali word which means Right Effort, is defined as the persistent effort to work for the benefit of others through our thoughts and actions.

We provide community-based family services, community mental health and health services, community development programmes and specialist services, including psychotherapy, psychological services, grief and bereavement support services, patient and caregiver counselling services, and employee assistance programmes.

Every year, our multi-disciplinary team of social workers, counsellors, family therapists and psychologists another other professionals support about 5,000 individuals and families regardless of race and religion. Our outreach has grown over the years and we will continue to enhance our new and existing programmes to meet the anticipated needs of the community.

VCS is a society registered under the Societies Act, and a charity under the Charities Act. VCS is a full member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), as well as an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) under the supervision of the Ministry of Social and Family Development, which acts as the Central Fund Administrator.

As an Institution of Public Character (IPC). Outright cash donations of S$50.00 and above will qualify for 250% tax deduction 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 Registration No.: 0154                                                                                                                                                                          IPC Period: From 01/10/2020 to 30/09/2023
NCSS Membership: Full member

Please read about our constitution here.

Our Vision

Caring for you; enhancing quality of life

Our Mission

To promote fulfilling lives by providing social services with the right effort and compassion

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 2021

Viriya Mental Wellness Hub promotes mental wellness in the community and provides professional psychosocial services to individuals and families facing mental health challenges.

Viriya Mental Wellness Hub promotes mental wellness in the community and provides professional psychosocial services to individuals and families facing mental health challenges.

Year 2019

The Charity Council awarded VCS the Special Commendation Award for Clarity of Strategy and for the second consecutive year, the Charity Transparency Award in 2019.

The Charity Council awarded VCS the Special Commendation Award for Clarity of Strategy and for the second consecutive year, the Charity Transparency Award in 2019.

Viriya Psychological Services started in September 2019. Our team of Psychologists provide clinical psychological assessments and standardised treatments to support the mental health needs of the community.

Viriya Psychological Services started in September 2019. Our team of Psychologists provide clinical psychological assessments and standardised treatments to support the mental health needs of the community.

Viriya Grief Support Services was started in July 2021 to meet the gap for specialist support in managing difficulty grief over death of loved ones and other losses. We also provide capability building programmes in grief support for the public and professionals.

Viriya Grief Support Services was started in July 2021 to meet the gap for specialist support in managing difficulty grief over death of loved ones and other losses. We also provide capability building programmes in grief support for the public and professionals.

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.