A MILLION STEPS
A Million Steps raises funds for Lakeside Family Services’ work serving (ex-)inmates and their families.
We aim to inspire hope, reconnect families, and support them in their journey to reintegration.
SERVING PRISONERS & THEIR FAMILIES
Family Resource Centre
Release Preparation Programme
Lakeside provides a wide range of services, including the Family Resource Centre, a one-stop centre for prisoners and their families, which is based at Changi Prison Link Centre.
We also provide Case Management Support for those who are on the Work Release Scheme, as well as life skills workshops through our Release Preparation Programme.
In addition, Lakeside provides Televisit services for families to visit their loved ones in prison through our teleconferencing facility, as well as holistic programmes for financial assistance, family bonding, and casework support after they are released.
While some of these programmes are funded by Singapore Prisons Services, other value-added services still require fundraising support to provide for the needs of ex-inmates and their families.
Staff, volunteers & friends of Lakeside will attempt to walk A Million Steps to raise $280,000.
WALK WITH US
You are welcome to walk with us virtually too! Complete a target of 8km if possible, or any distance, at your own time, at any location.
We will be attempting the challenge between 18-24 October 2020. Join us and clock your steps then if you can, or at anytime before 30 November.
You may track your steps / distance using any fitness app and submit screenshots of the steps / distance covered.
(To simplify the tracking of steps, we are using 1km = 1300 steps)
As a school swimming champion, Tan Lee Chiew’s lifelong ambition was to become a professional diver. However, he was introduced to drugs by his peers and everything spiralled out of control, His addiction was so bad that his brother, heartbroken over Lee Chiew’s drug addiction, attempted suicide. He didn’t succeed, but was left a paraplegic with mental health issues.
Today, through Lakeside Family Services, Lee Chiew is on a better path, volunteering with other ex-offenders to serve the elderly and training to become a volunteer counsellor.
Learn more about Lee Chiew’s story, as well as many others like his, and help us remove the walls of stigma and prejudice.