We seek to alleviate the plight of the underprivileged through financial assistance, distribution of food ration and home visits.
Conference of Church of the Holy Cross
SSVP Conference of Holy Cross Church was formed in the 1980s to reach out to the poor and needy in the Clementi, Teban and Dover areas. We call those we assist FINs (Friends-in-need). We provide them with financial assistance in the form of monthly cash and supermarket vouchers and reimbursement of medical fees for treatments at Polyclinics. Annual educational awards for deserving students and private tuition for weaker students form part of our services to these FINs.
Besides the material needs stated above, other interacted activities for the Fins include buffet lunch every first Sunday of the month in the church canteen, bi-annual organised outings followed by a meal. As for our Conference, we make annual visits to the Aged Homes which form some of the basic work of a Vincentian. This list is by no means exhaustive.