History of

In 2003, a group of 4 men and a family with 2 children approached Pastor Andrew Khoo (Founder and Executive Director, New Hope Community Services) to seek temporary shelter. More homeless men came to seek help and a Shelter for Men was started. This was the beginning of a dream come true - to start a Volunteer Welfare Organisation (VWO) that serves a practical need in Singapore, albeit one that not many are aware of nor has any yet done. New Hope Community Services (NHCS) was registered as a charity in 2004. Our sole motivation is the love of God and the conviction that His church must stay relevant to the needs of the community. We are concerned for those in need and we strive to reach out to them, regardless of their race or religion. In June 2007, NHCS launched the Shelter for Displaced Families. We recognised that homelessness can strike in many ways. Our mission is to stand in the gap and provide a Shelter of Hope to these homeless Singaporeans and to empower them to alleviate and improve their situation. At New Hope Community Services, our goal goes beyond providing temporary shelter to those we serve; we want to infuse them with real hope to see their lives changed.