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I Look Forward To A Bright Future
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I Look Forward To A Bright Future

“I felt extremely alone when my husband passed away as I had no one to rely on for emotional support. The only other relative I had in Singapore was my mother-in-law who, following the death of her son, went back to her home country immediately. My mental health deteriorated during this period of grief. I...

I Now Have a Voice
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I Now Have a Voice

“Growing up, I suffered from depression and anxiety due to the bullying I faced since Secondary 1. As the bullying got worse, my sense of self-worth dropped as well and I began self-harming. Cutting became a daily routine for me as a form “punishment” for whatever I did during the day. I would always find...

Inspired to improve my children’s lives
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Inspired to improve my children’s lives

“Life hasn’t always been easy for me especially juggling between being a single mother of four children and a full-time job as a cleaner. I used to reside in family shelters and was struggling to make ends meet. I had difficulty securing an apartment in Singapore as I was a permanent resident. However, my life...

I found healing through making soaps
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I found healing through making soaps

“As a single mom with anxiety and depression, starting my own soap business seemed like an impossible dream as I couldn’t afford the resources while supporting my young son. The people around me were not hopeful of my soap-making venture either. But my social worker, Jeanne, saw my interest and arranged for me to attend...

Giving it forward to parents in need
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Giving it forward to parents in need

“As a mother who has been very blessed by others, I wanted to help other parents who needed support in return. I chose to volunteer at SPIN because I liked how their focus was on supporting single parents. It has been a humbling experience ever since I signed up as an ally volunteer with SPIN because...

A rewarding experience to share food and life
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A rewarding experience to share food and life

“Home should be a refuge for the family. And it makes me happy if I can, in any way, impart skills and share knowledge to help parents make the home a place where the whole family feels a sense of belonging to. Very often, the kitchen and dining room is the centre of activity where families...

I would do it all over again for him
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I would do it all over again for him

“I think divorce is still something that is quite discriminated against in Singapore, especially when it comes to the women. Whenever I say that I’m a single stay-at-home mother, job interviewers are always concerned – but all I want at the end of the day is the energy to go home and be a mother....

I’m not as alone as I once thought I was
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I’m not as alone as I once thought I was

“I felt so alone and afraid because I didn’t know what to do, where to go to, or who to look to for support. I knew being a single mom would not be easy and I was fearful because society still finds it hard to accept single parents like us. But joining SPIN helped me...

We share only smiles and laughter now
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We share only smiles and laughter now

“All my divorces had a recurring pattern – they were always about criminal and drug related issues. Despite having four children from three different fathers, I received no family support and desperately needed a job to provide for them. When I was introduced to SPIN through Punggol Social Service Office, I immediately contacted them hoping...

I’m stronger than what I believed in
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I’m stronger than what I believed in

“When I was taken away from my family to live at Dayspring, I thought I would resent this place a lot and I told myself not to trust the professionals anymore. I was someone who wasn’t aware of my emotions and physical well-being. I wasn’t afraid of risks and even though I knew I would...

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