Viriya Community Services (VCS) was established on 8 March 2001 as a social service agency organisation. Our 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 is a Pali word which means Right Effort. This is defined as using persistent effort to work for the benefit of others through our thoughts and actions. This means that doing a good job may not be sufficient, it must be done with good intention and the intention must be pure.
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.