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Welfare & Financial Assistance

Deaf individuals or families in financial distress may approach our Social Worker for financial assistance. We provide short-term (one-off to 3 months) as well as mid-term (6 months to 1 year) financial assistance to help families to transit over crisis situation such as a loss of income of main breadwinner in the family. Please SMS to 97694403 to make appointment to see our Social Worker.

Assistive Technology Fund

This fund is disbursed by SG Enabled to help applicant to purchase assistive devices such as hearing-aids. Our social worker will help eligible clients to apply for this financial assistance. 

It provides individuals with a means-tested subsidy of up to 90% of the cost of the device or up to $20,000, in the individual’s lifetime, whichever is lower. The subsidy amount is determined according to the applicant's gross household income. 
 
Eligibility
  • Singaporean or Permanent Resident (at least one immediate family member of the applicants must be a Singapore citizen)
  • Criteria:
    • per capita gross monthly household income = $1,500

Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) enables middle to lower income Singaporeans to receive subsidies for treatment at participating General Practitioner and dental clinics near their home. If you are a Singapore Citizen, 40 years old and above and have a per captia household monthly income $1500 and below, then you are eligible. For more information about CHAS, please visit http://www.chas.sg.
 
Our staff is happy to help you fill the form if you need assistance. Please bring your NRIC and also the NRIC (or birth cert if below 15 years old) of all family members staying in the same house as you. 

Social Work

We understand that being deaf has its unique challenges. Hence we provide support to individual clients and families to help them integrate into the society. This is done through case management, counselling and guidance, and information and referral services. If you need to see our Social Worker, please contact us at 97694403 to make an appointment.

Emergency SMS Helpline Service for the Deaf

The Emergency SMS Helpline Service is a emergency SMS service that offers persons with hearing loss and/or speech difficulties another avenue for communication with the Police (70999) and
the Singapore Civil Defence Force (70995). TOUCH Silent Club is a partner of this initiative.

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