Lakeside rehabilitates troubled youths and inspires them to develop their strengths and fulfil their aspirations. We work with schools, employment agencies, the police, and government ministries to provide holistic help.
The GRIT Project
The GRIT Project (TGP) is a Children and Youth Centre at Jurong West (Nanyang). It nurtures a caring generation to serve the community and addresses the needs of disadvantaged children and youths aged 5 to 18. Our staff and volunteers instil GRIT values in young people – Grace, Respect, Integrity, and Tenacity – all of which lead to grit!
TGP provides a safe space for self-discovery and empowerment for young people so they can grow to be confident, competent, connected, caring, and of good character.
CREST-Youth Lakeside Family Services @ West (SOAR)
The Youth Community Outreach Team (CREST-Youth) increases awareness of mental health issues and promotes early identification among youths by organising outreach events, involving parents and peers in the recovery journeys and linking them to appropriate health and social support networks.
Integrated Service Provider
Lakeside was appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development to run Integrated Service Provider (ISP) programmes. Through case management, counselling, and groupwork, youth offenders and youths-at-risk learn from their mistakes and gain awareness, knowledge, and life skills needed to avoid getting into similar risky situations in the future. Our programmes and services include:
⦁ Guidance Programme (GP) is a 6- to 12-month programme for youths who have committed minor offences or have low levels of involvement in offences. We help youths make the right choices to lead a crime-free lifestyle and recognise offenses as criminal acts.
We teach youths prosocial ways of solving problems and conflicts, assist them in being meaningfully engaged with school or work, and support them in forming healthy relationships.
⦁ Streetwise Programme (SWP) is a 6-month programme for youths who associate with gangs. We help youths dissociate from gangs and improve their family relationships.
We equip youths with life skills like emotional & conflict management, and awareness of their actions. We also equip parents with parenting skills.
⦁ As part of Triage, we assist police in investigations by conducting interviews with young offenders. Our goal is to divert young offenders from the criminal justice system.
We refer families with social or financial issues to community resources, and recommend appropriate intervention that addresses the needs of young offenders.
⦁ Enhanced Step-Up (ESU) is a 12-month programme for students at risk of dropping out and out-of-school youths. We help youths return to school or find employment.
We provide family intervention, career guidance, life skills training, and financial assistance referrals.
⦁ Post Care is our programme following up with youths who have completed ISP programmes. Our aim is to help them maintain the good progress they have made.
We provide emotional support and advice for youths, introduce them to community activities and career guidance, and provide referrals to other agencies for counselling and vocational programmes.