Thank you for your interest in supporting communities in need through your Assurance Package cash benefits. 100% of donations received through this campaign will be channelled to over 100 social service agencies and more than 200 critical programmes supported by Community Chest, to empower the lives of children with special needs and youth-at-risk, adults with disabilities, persons with mental health conditions, and families and seniors in need of assistance.
Mary Ngo, a service user of Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), is one of the many social service users who has been empowered through Community Chest.
An asset to her company, Mary is proof that persons with intellectual disabilities can contribute meaningfully to society. Mary used to face frequent challenges with regulating her emotions and socialising with others. This affected the relationships she had with her peers and her attendance when she first joined MINDS’ Idea Employment Development Centre (IEDC), a sheltered workshop supported by Community Chest. Mary’s journey to gainful employment in the mainstream workforce was made possible through the support of her father, as well as the help of IEDC’s team of psychologists, training officers and allied health professionals. Over the years, the dedicated team worked to identify potential positions most suitable for Mary while providing guidance, counselling and intervention strategies to improve her vocational skills and lifestyle habits. In recent years, they saw a significant shift in Mary’s behaviour and social skills. Today, Mary earns a monthly salary as a full-time cleaner, a position attained through MINDS’ Open Employment programme. Outside of work, Mary enjoys playing the guitar, art and craft, cooking, and working out in the gym. It is her hope to live independently and provide for her father in the near future.
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