Lakeside Family Services is proud to run four service centres (including two FSCs) and two student care centres in Jurong East, Jurong West, Taman Jurong and Bukit Merah. We provide casework and counselling, financial assistance, information and referral services targeting family needs for people of all ages, regardless of race, language or religion.
In 2016, Lakeside journeyed with over 1,500 families, plus over 4,000 of their members and other individuals through our highly subsidised and quality services.
Lakeside was started in 1993 by Faith Methodist Church to share God’s love through serving the community. At that time, Jurong was an industrial town with an estimated 33,000 households and only minimal services to help those in need.
Hence, members of the church set up Lakeside Family Centre, named after what was then the last station on the East-West Line. The proximity of the train station made it easy for beneficiaries to remember this Family Centre and where it could be found.
The team, comprising of Faith Methodist Church members, volunteers and staff, worked tirelessly to make Lakeside Family Centre the place where the community’s social, economic and educational needs could be met.
Operating as Lakeside Family Centre till 2013, we changed our name to “Lakeside Family Services” after 20 years of serving the community in Jurong to reflect the integrated family services provided through various centres.
In recent years, we have been reaching out to families affected by incarceration and problem gambling at our Taman Jurong Centre. Our Families-in-Transition Shelter at Bukit Merah provides temporary housing and support to homeless families.
We maintain our commitment to expand and develop services that are needed for the last, the least and the lost in society, thereby fulfilling our Christian responsibility to serve with the vision of “Changing Lives, Transforming Communities”.