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Caritas Singapore is the official social and community arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore, and the umbrella body for 27 Catholic charities and organisations whose work touches the lives of people in need in our community regardless of race or religion. We are also a member of Caritas Internationalis, a global federation of more than 160 humanitarian organisations.
The name Caritas means charity in Latin, and reminds us to live out our faith through social works.
The organisations under the umbrella of Caritas Singapore support a wide array of causes such as the poor, children, youth at risk, families, prisoners, elderly, sick, people with life-limiting illnesses, people with HIV/AIDS, those with disabilities, migrant workers, people with legal and medical needs.
Programmes and services for people in need in our community include financial assistance, residential care, shelters, befriending, counselling, palliative care, student care, skills training etc. While our main focus is in Singapore, we also reach out to needy groups overseas and respond to disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes.