Years of engaging with rough sleepers on the ground and our continued partnership with the MSF PEERS Network taught us that there is a need for a low-entry, community-based interim shelter to serve rough sleepers with complex housing needs.
With the support of MSF, we secured the site of the former Queenstown Polyclinic at 51 Margaret Drive to provide an interim shelter for rough sleepers named Transit Point @ Margaret Drive. Its first hundreds of residents were male and female rough sleepers, as well as displaced persons affected by the Malaysian Government Movement Control Order.
Initially a self-funded shelter which started during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, TP@MD obtained subsequent funding support from the National Council of Social Services and the Singapore Totalisator Board in May 2020. TP@MD was also built on the generosity of various community partners and donors, who contributed all kinds of tangible and intangible support. To us, this further exemplified the importance of community in uplifting the lives of the displaced and disadvantaged.
Our team at the shelter actively works with residents to facilitate their interim and long term housing goals, empower them with the requisite skills needed to achieve self-reliance and connect them to relevant social resources to meet their holistic needs. TP@MD has the capacity to house 70 residents at one time.
If you are seeking temporary shelter for yourself, please visit your nearest Family Service Centre or Social Service Office for a referral. Click here to search for the nearest FSC or SSO.
For staff of Social Service Agencies seeking temporary shelter for their clients, please complete our online application form by clicking the button below.
New Hope Community Services HQ
Blk 148 Yishun Street 11, #01-123
Tel : +65 6305 9620
Fax : +65 6755 3684