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Retreat
with Hope

Rest, Restoration and Relationships for beneficiaries of Social Service Agencies

 

A mother and her son reconnected for the first time in a long while. A young couple learnt valuable skills in raising strong and resilient children. An elderly woman caught up with her friends from the shelter.

 

These are just some of the positive impact made at Kampung Siglap — a community space to inspire hope and change in the social service sector — following retreats held for beneficiaries of New Hope Community Services (New Hope CS).

Retreat with Hope is a 2D1N programme - held at Kampung Siglap - for beneficiaries of social service agencies in Singapore. Participants can enjoy a respite, improve their mental well-being, and forge closer bonds between family members. It is designed with low barriers to entry with a range of facilitated and self-directed activities such as sports, arts & craft, and resources on mental wellness etc.

 

Retreat with Hope is open for participants with referrals from social services agencies and government ministries.

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Programme Overview

2 Days 1 Night Retreat

  • Welcome and Orientation

  • Meals

  • Mix of Facilitated & Self-Directed Activities

Self-Directed Activities

Creative

  • Mosaic Coaster

  • Art Jamming

Active

  • Badminton

  • Cycling

  • Yoga 

  • Basketball 

  • Pilates 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.   What is Retreat with Hope about?

  • Retreat with Hope is a 2D1N Programme for beneficiaries of social service agencies. Its aim is to allow participants to enjoy a respite from the hectic pace of life, improve their mental wellbeing, and forge closer bongs between family members. Run in the tranquil setting of Kampung Siglap, the programme features a range of self-directed activities such as sports, art & craft, and resources on mental wellness. 

2.   Who is eligible for Retreat with Hope?

  • This retreat is open for participants (indivuduals or families) with referrals from Social Services agencies and government ministries. All referring agencies must ensure participants meet the criteria stated in our referral form. They must also not have any existing medical or mental health conditions that may affect the following: 

    • Capacity to manage their self-directed activities during the retreat

    • Compromise the safety and well-being of themselves or others at Kampung Siglap

3.   Can my client stay for more than one night?

  • Retreat with Hope is a 2D1N programme. Referring agencies may contact us if you feel that your beneficiaries require more than a 2D1N stay. 

4.   How do I register my clients for Retreat with Hope?

  • All referring agencies will have to submit a Referral Form. Once the above have been completed, Kampung Siglap will reach out to your clients directly to register them for Retreat with Hope or reach out to you for further clarification.

5.   What are the check-in and check-out timings?

  • Check in from 12pm to 2pm

  • Check out by 10am

6.   Is K.S. Cafe halal?

  • K.S. Cafe is not halal certified. However, we are in the process of getting a halal certification. All our suppliers are halal.

7.   Where do my clients stay?

  • You may check out our space here.

"It's been so long since my mother and I had our own time (together), just the both of us," Sanjeav, a retreat participant, said. "We got to know each other — my mother got to know how I've been feeling all this while."

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