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Formerly known as Highpoint Community Services Association, HCSA Community Services started in 1996 as a halfway house for recovering drug addicts and ex-offenders. Today, our work has expanded to include ex-offenders, teenage girls who have experienced the complex trauma of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, and single parents with limited support.

Timeline

1991

A band of brothers who met weekly for prayer at Community of Praise Baptist Church: Timothy Das, Don Wong, Jeff Lim, Eric Chan, Peter Chan and Smokie Cheng started a support group for drug addicts, using one of the rooms in the three-room flat which Pastor Timothy and his wife had just moved into, to help drug addicts through their detox phase.

1994

The group named itself Highpoint and started improving on their residential drug addiction recovery programme.

2004

After relocating three times over a period of 10 years due to growth and expansion, HCSA Highpoint finally moved into its current premises at Geylang.

2005

More than $1.4 million was invested to restore, refurbish and redevelop Highpoint’s premises.

2006

Alice Heng planted the seeds of Dayspring with her vision to provide hope and healing to women. She rented an apartment in Cairnhill Road where she and her friends from the Community of Praise Baptist Church conducted life skills training for troubled women.

2007

Alice passed away at age 50 after losing her battle with cancer. Her friends decided to honour her by banding together to build on her inspiring legacy.

2008

Dayspring came under HCSA Community Services and was renamed Dayspring Centre for Women, offering counselling and support to young women who were serving the last leg of their prison sentence in the community.

2010

Singapore’s first small-group residential treatment facility for abused girls was launched. The aim was to provide early intervention for children who have been sexually and physically abused, to give them a higher probability of recovery and leading normal lives.

2011

Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre moved into its new premises at 233 Turf Club Road, which was officially opened by Former President S.R. Nathan.

2014

Dayspring expanded to 234 Turf Club Road. Official launch of new Dayspring Transition Home by Former President Tony Tan Keng Yam.

2014

Dayspring New Life Centre (NLC) was started and housed at 233 Turf Club Road, providing care for women with unsupported pregnancies.

2016

HCSA Community Services celebrated its 20th anniversary with a rebranding exercise. Introduction of a new logo reflecting HCSA’s vision and mission to empower individuals to journey from darkness into light.

2016

HCSA Highpoint underwent a major renovation and refurbishment exercise. The Building Dedication was graced by Mayor Denise Phua.

2017

The former NLC expanded its services with the launch of HCSA Dayspring SPIN (Single Parents INformed, INvolved, INcluded), a new initiative in collaboration with the National Council of Social Service which empowers single parents and lone caregivers with limited support.

2017

President Halimah Yacob visited HCSA Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre and HCSA Dayspring SPIN.

2017

HCSA Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre was upgraded to an enhanced care standard of a Therapeutic Group Home.

2018

Official launch of HCSA Academy Culinary Training Centre by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Member of Parliament, Jalan Besar GRC.

2018

President Halimah Yacob visited HCSA Highpoint and HCSA Academy

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