CareNights is an evening support programme for children aged 6 to 14 years from 6 pm to 10 pm on weekdays. The programme journeys with children to enhance their social and psychological development. With daily interactions, we have seen significant improvements in the children’s behaviours. Dinner is provided to ensure that children understand the importance of nutrition.
Through this programme, we hope to break the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) pattern that parents and caregivers may have been exposed to and be the first line of intervention for children experiencing any form of challenges that require professional assistance.
CareNights started in 2016 to support families with children who are not adequately supported at home through upstream, preventive and early intervention.
With the guidance of our facilitators and volunteers, children journey through a values and skills based curriculum to enhance their social and emotional development. Through Structure, Support and Social Interaction (3Ss) in a safe space, children are better able to regulate their emotions, discover their strengths and build healthy life-skills to strengthen their personal growth and make meaningful contributions to society.
CareNights also works closely with parents to understand their challenges and provide support. Besides our monthly parent-child bonding sessions, we enhance their parenting skills through training workshops and counselling.
CareNights provides temporal care to support parents and caregivers who need to undertake upgrading courses, work overtime/ shifts, manage challenging familial circumstances to improve their social and financial mobility.
It is offered to parents whose combined income is up to $4,500 (gross, or a per capita of up to $1,125). Referrals from schools, social service or government agencies are welcome. Interested parents and caregivers can also register your interest in the form below.