What is The Green Hearth

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 Green Hearth

We put youths at the heart of our initiatives:

– Those aged 13 – 25 years old

Persons in crisis and their families

Homeless, underprivileged, troubled, neglected and marginalised individuals

“1 in 5 youths in Singapore would have experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime”

A home is not just a physical structure, but a safe and welcoming space where we can relax, feel loved, and build strong relationships with our family. A sense of security in our homes is important as it allows us to feel protected from the outside world. Ultimately, a home should be a place where we can be ourselves and surrounded by people and things that bring us comfort and joy.

(Ling and Iskandar)

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.

Human Intervention

Project Green Ribbon offers crucial community, emotional, and safety support to youth and individuals in crisis. This support can significantly impact those facing various challenges by providing a sense of belonging, emotional processing, and a safe environment. PGR‘s presence brings hope and resources to those in need, making a positive impact on many lives.

Temporary Community Homes / Placements

The Green Hearth is a 72-hour sanctuary designed to provide solace, support, and safety for youths aged 13 to 25 facing crises. Our family-based approach offers essential emergency care within a warm environment, fostering open communication and understanding among individuals and their support systems. As a bridge between distress and stability, the Green Hearth aims to empower youths by connecting them with vital care and creating a space where they can find comfort and regain their sense of well-being.

Continued Empowerment Support through Network Of Care Program (NOC)

Network Of Care (NOC) provides holistic training, guidance, and support to empower youths to take charge of their lives, reframe their mindsets, and make informed choices. Anchored by peer support and positive experiences, NOC offers a sense of community and belonging that can benefit youths in their personal growth and development.

Nurturing Through Mentorship and Hope

Helping young people to build foundations for future growth and independence

Initial Phase – Reference from Family Service Centre , Schools , Other Social Service Agencies and walk-ins (on a case to case basis).

A Youth In Distress

It is important to approach each young person with sensitivity and empathy, understanding that they may be experiencing a range of emotions and traumas. Creating a safe and welcoming environment is essential, where they can feel heard and supported. Here at Project Green Ribbon ,a thorough intake process is necessary to assess their needs, including medical, emotional, and social support. By providing a safe and nurturing environment, youth in distress can begin to heal and rebuild their lives.

Commitment to Recovery , Change and Healing Journey

Journeying with the Youths

Commitment to recovery, change, and healing is a powerful journey that requires dedication and perseverance. It involves making a conscious decision to address the issues that have led to the need for healing and change. The journey towards recovery requires an honest and introspective look at oneself and a willingness to make positive changes. It involves a commitment to self-care, developing new coping skills, and building a support system. The journey towards healing is not always easy, and setbacks are inevitable, but with commitment and determination, one can overcome them. It is a journey that requires patience and compassion, but ultimately it can lead to a life filled with hope, joy, and fulfillment.

Continual Support and Intergration

Mentee turned Mentor

Continual support and integration for youth after a program is essential for their successful transition into adulthood. A program can provide valuable resources and skills, but ongoing support is crucial for long-term success. Continual support can come in various forms, such as follow-up meetings, mentorship programs, or access to counseling services. It is important to understand that the journey towards recovery and personal growth is ongoing and that setbacks can occur. Therefore, it is vital to have a support system in place that can provide encouragement and guidance during challenging times. Integration into the community is also essential, as it can provide opportunities for socialization and a sense of belonging. Community programs and events can help facilitate this integration and provide youth with a sense of purpose and connection. By providing ongoing support and integration opportunities, we can empower youth to become healthy, productive, and fulfilled members of society.

Project Green Ribbon , Green Hearth FAQs

What is the Green Hearth?

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.

What is the capacity of the Green Hearth  ?

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.

How does the Family Based Approach work in the Green Hearth?

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

What is the atmosphere and environment like at Project Green Ribbon?

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.

Is Green Hearth registered or licensed?

Yes, the Green Hearth is operated by Project Green Ribbon Limited, a registered non-profit organization in Singapore.

How is Green Hearth funded?

Green Hearth is funded mainly by donations and in-kind sponsorships.

Where is the home located?

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.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission

Youth aged between 13 and 25 years are eligible for admission.

Is a child who is not a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident eligible for admission?

Admission is limited to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents between the ages of 13 and 25.

What are the facilities and amenities at Green Hearth?

Open Area Balcony
Living Area
Dining Area
Sky Terrace
Swimming Pool
Vending Machine
12 mins walk to MRT
10 mins walk to shops

What is the Network of Care program?

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.

Activities Offered

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

Who are the staff, volunteers and other partners involved in the programme?

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.

What are the measures to ensure the safety of the residents?

Green Hearth will have two in-residence senior management staff.
There will be CCTVs throughout the facility (except Toilets/Showers) 

Will parents/guardians and social workers be engaged in supporting the children if they are facing issues (e.g behavioral or psychological)? 

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.

What is the protocol for emergencies?

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.

What are your operating hours?

We are open every day, including weekends and public holidays.

How are the rooms arranged?

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. 

Will meals be included? Can you accommodate medical or religious dietary preferences?

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.

Will the residents be able to engage in their religious practices (for example, prayer)?

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.

Will parents/guardians/social workers/relevant authorities and agencies be allowed to visit the resident at Green Hearth?

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.


Schools or Social Service Agencies can refer potential applicants by emailing us at hello@projectgreenribbon.org or contacting us via WhatsApp at 88747009/88748009 in case of emergencies. We value collaboration and timely communication to ensure that individuals in need receive the appropriate support.

How is feedback exchanged between schools or Social Service Agencies and Green Hearth?

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.

Contact Us

14 Robinson Road , Far East Finance Building
#08-01A Singapore 048545

Call Us : 6910 4407

A Member of

Get Help:
If you struggle with thoughts of self-harm or suicide and are unable to keep yourself safe, please
call 24-hour hotline Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) 1800
221 4444, get in touch with your doctor, or the nearest hospital.

@ Copyright Project Green Ribbon Limited 2021-2023 (UEN/Registration No. 202126290K)