What we do

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A HOLISTIC APPROACH

Prison Fellowship Singapore (PFS) is a Christian Voluntary Welfare organisation with an inter-denominational fellowship of Christians ministering to men and women in the prison system and their families. We are committed to a prison ministry that seeks to bring holistic restoration to inmates and their families, by focusing on integrated approaches. Internationally, we are one of the over 100 affiliated members of Prison Fellowship International (PFI).

THROUGH CARE: IN-CARE

The In-Care ministry team oversees chapel services, bible studies and one-to-one counselling. Here, we explore ways where prison term can be spent productively and meaningfully, while working on life-transformation inside prison. We assist in helping offenders rise above bitterness and regret to seek God’s forgiveness. Our team of volunteers and staff journey with offenders as they serve their sentence and move towards release and reintegration into society.

THROUGH CARE: AFTER-CARE

Befriending ministry begins at the gate of Changi Prison. The Prison Fellowship Singapore After-Care team greets the releasees on the day of their release. On average, each year we minister to about 200 new releases. Every releasee is welcomed at the gate and has a Christian brother/sister who journeys with him/her for one year.

FAMILY CARE

The Family ministry plays a significant role in Prison Fellowship Singapore, supporting about 70 families of inmates through financial and employment assistance, home visits or referrals to various partners for practical help.

CARE CLUB

Care Club is a weekly children’s club which started in 2005. Here, enrichment activities such as tuition classes, reading-for-fun, music, art and dance are organised on Saturdays with the help of volunteers. Care Club also organises outings and camps to provide fun-filled activities for inmates’ children during school holidays.

ANGEL TREE PROJECT

Each year about 1,000 inmates pen their letters to family members before the Christmas season. The remorse, love and longing to re-connect with loved ones is penned in letters and then translated into cards. Many inmates shared their new found faith with their loved ones.

OUR STORY

In 1952, the late Rev Khoo Siaw Hua was the first Honorary Prison Chaplain who responded to a call for volunteer prison counsellors by the then Commissioner of Police. In a terse and profound statement, the Commissioner appealed: “These prisoners fear neither men nor law, make them fear God.” Some 20 Christian leaders responded and the Christian prison ministry was launched.

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