The welfare branch of the EA, the Family Support Services (FSS) provides assistance and guidance to Eurasians from underprivileged backgrounds, especially the elderly and families at risk. Through its various programmes and funds, the FSS helps the Eurasian community to manage the hardships of life’s unforeseen circumstances. FSS initiatives aim to help our beneficiaries build self-confidence so that they can overcome obstacles. Friends of the FSS (volunteers) deliver monthly food rations and basic necessities to homes. Family Support Service (FSS) is the brain-child of the EA’s former President, the late Mr Bryan Davenport who placed utmost importance on serving the community and the underprivileged group, especially the elderly, families at risk and those experiencing financial difficulties.
FSS Initiatives are as follows:
Provides information and referrals to social welfare agencies (MSF) and schemes available in Singapore and assists with employment, training and re-training (WDA).
Financial Assistance Schemes
Basic Financial Assistance & Beyond Financial Assistance (to settle one-off payments)
Food Vouchers are delivered to needy households. To apply for the schemes, visit the EA office. We will help you to find out if you are eligible for the assistance.
How to qualify? EA FSS may be able to help if you/your family member
- are looking for work or temporarily unable to work due to illness or have to care for children, elderly or other dependents
- have a monthly household income of $1,900 and below or a per capita income of $650
- have little or no family support, savings or assets to rely on for your daily needs
- are a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident (at least one immediate family member in the same household must be a Singapore citizen)
You need to bring:
- Your Identity Card
- Identity Card(s) of the family member(s) within the same household, if applicable
- Birth certificate(s) of children below 15 years old, if applicable
- Marriage or divorce certificate
- Latest payslip(s)
- Letter of appointment (employment), if applicable
- All updated bank account passbook(s)/statement(s)
- Medical appointment card(s), if applicable
- Doctor’s memo certifying fitness for work, and duration of the condition, if applicable
- Latest Service and Conservancy Charges bill
- Latest HDB statement
- Latest Power Supply bill
- Prison Visitor’s Card, if applicable
- Documents on assistance received from other organisation(s), if applicable
- Any other supporting documents
Counselling, Coaching & Mediating
Regular home/hospital visits are conducted to effectively manage family-centric challenges.
Outreach to families with children
To highlight to families on giving importance to Education and inform them about the various academic resources available.
Social & Community Bonding
Conduct seminars to encourage elderly to network, forge new friendships and educate themselves on current affairs. We also help the Eurasian community to overcome hardship in the following ways:
- Mentorship, Networking, Befrienders,
- Social and Community Bonding
- Medical Screening
- Staff training
- Volunteer Management