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Seizing The Opportunity
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Seizing The Opportunity

“I’ve always enjoyed cooking but as a single mother of 3, it was a challenge to afford such courses. So when I found out about the training subsidies available to me at HCSA Academy, I knew I had to seize this opportunity to finally pursue my interest.  With the subsidies, I could undergo the Academy’s...

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...

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...

It’s not easy, but I will try my best
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It’s not easy, but I will try my best

“My focus has always been on raising my kids – a set of triplets and two older kids. But with no support from their father, it was very difficult! Having two young kids with special needs, I had to quit my job as a food stall helper to stay home and take care of the...

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...

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 felt genuine happiness for the first time
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I felt genuine happiness for the first time

“Everyone wishes for a couple to have a happy and perfect life after the wedding, but in my case, I waited for a ‘happily ever after’ that never existed. I had a tumultuous relationship with my husband and I never knew what it felt like to be loved for who I am. We separated after he...

A mother who hopes to leave an impact
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A mother who hopes to leave an impact

“Young, pregnant and alone, I was so worried that this would attract me undesirable attention. So it meant a lot to me having someone from HCSA Dayspring SPIN accompany me to doctor’s appointments. By having someone with me at the clinic or hospital, I felt more assured, confident and safe. SPIN helped me to make...

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