What is The Green Hearth
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A message of HOPE
When a youth faces adversities and threats to their security and well-being where can they go?
Project Green Ribbon (PGR) aims to be a home away from home and an extended family with all hands on deck for these youths , providing them with what they need most in their time of need – SECURITY , RESPITE and TRUST.
The Green Hearth is a 72-hour sanctuary designed to provide solace, support, and safety for youths aged 13 to 25 facing crises.
Project Green Ribbon offers crucial community, emotional, and safety support to youth and individuals in crisis.
PGR‘s presence brings hope and resources to those in need, making a positive impact on many lives.
Green Hearth Sanctuary Frequently Asked Questions
A 72-hour family based sanctuary providing solace, support, and safety.
A supportive respite for youths(ages 13-25) in crisis, with Essential Emergency Care.
The intended capacity for the program is to accommodate a group of 8 residents for the entire 72 hours duration, ensuring focused and personalized support.
A family-based approach in a home setting, recognizing the importance of creating an environment that resembles a safe and nurturing home. The primary focus is to provide a physical safe space and a listening ear for the youth/person in crisis, allowing them to calm down and establish a human connection that can help clear their minds
Trained professionals and caregivers create an empathetic and non-judgmental environment where individuals can freely express their thoughts and emotions. The home offers a tranquil setting with comfortable spaces, soft lighting, and a serene ambiance for moments of respite and calmness. It encourages disconnection from external stressors and allows individuals to engage in comforting activities, including heartful meals.
Yes, the Green Hearth is operated by Project Green Ribbon Limited, a registered non-profit organization in Singapore.
Green Hearth is funded mainly by donations and in-kind sponsorships.
Due to the nature of our facility, we prioritize safety and confidentiality. Therefore, we do not disclose the exact address of our location. If you have any inquiries or need assistance, please feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to provide information and support.
Youth aged between 13 and 25 years are eligible for admission.
Admission is limited to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents between the ages of 13 and 25.
- Open Area Balcony
- Living Area
- Dining Area
- Sky Terrace
- Swimming Pool
- Vending Machine
- 12 mins walk to MRT
- 10 mins walk to shops
The Network of Care program, now integrated into the Green Hearth Initiative, focuses on personalized and individualized support for participants. It includes components that address specific needs, high-touch support, and assistance for individuals at high risk.
Support at Green Hearth is tailored to individual needs:
- Engaging in activities for comfort and tranquility
- Sharing heartful meals for a sense of community
- Fostering human connections through reassurance and care
- Encouraging open communication and trust
- Guiding self-reflection and decision-making
- Facilitating meaningful conversations
- Providing games and relaxation activities
- Meeting basic needs
- Creating a serene environment for those in crisis
The program involves trained staff, dedicated volunteers, and strategic partners. Trained professionals and caregivers work closely with partners and agencies to provide coordinated support. Family involvement is facilitated if desired. Our role is to act as a bridge and temporary refuge, offering tailored aid and assistance through collaboration with agencies. The program prioritizes individual autonomy and needs for effective crisis intervention.
- Green Hearth will have two in-residence senior management staff.
- There will be CCTVs throughout the facility (except Toilets/Showers)
We support family involvement if preferred. Our purpose is to serve as an interim connection and a temporary sanctuary, providing personalized aid and help through partnering with agencies.
In case of emergencies, the following steps will be taken:
- Immediate medical attention will be sought at the nearest medical facility.
- Immediate family members will be updated about the situation.
- References to the caseworker will be provided for coordination.
- In more critical situations, involvement of organizations like IMH (Institute of Mental Health) or SKGH (Sengkang General Hospital) or TTSH (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) may be necessary for appropriate support and intervention.
We are open every day, including weekends and public holidays.
We currently have two rooms – one for boys and one for girls. Each room can accommodate up to three residents comfortably. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and equipped with cupboards for storage. For safety measures, there are CCTV cameras installed.
Absolutely, meals and tea breaks are provided. In fact, residents might even have the opportunity to prepare some meals themselves as part of our program. We are more than willing to cater to specific medical or religious dietary needs as well. Your comfort and well-being are important to us.
Certainly, residents are encouraged to engage in their religious practices, including prayer. If any special equipment, like prayer mats, or a quiet corner is required, we can arrange that upon request. Please note that all accommodations are tailored to individual needs and preferences. Your comfort and religious practices are respected and supported.
Yes, visits by parents, guardians, social workers, relevant authorities, and agencies can be arranged based on the specific circumstances and needs of the resident. We will work closely with the involved agencies to determine the best approach for each individual case. Your well-being and support system are important to us, and we strive to create a supportive environment for everyone involved.
Green Hearth collaborates closely with schools or Social Service Agencies to ensure effective communication and coordination in order to enhance the well-being and outcomes of the individuals under our care.
Schools or Social Service Agencies can refer potential applicants by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting us via WhatsApp at 69104407 in case of emergencies.
Alternatively you can fill the form HERE.
We value collaboration and timely communication to ensure that individuals in need receive the appropriate support.