“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
– Jim Elliot
What is Project Providence
Project Providence is a temporary Covid19 crisis response initiative. We were set up on 7 April 2020 to support the needs of guest workers displaced from or at risk of being displaced from private residential properties such as HDB flats, hostels, hotels and shophouses.
In the course of our outreach during the two month circuit breaker period, Project Providence discovered that there were limited to no shelter and food options for stranded guests from developing nations. As a result, we extended our arms to assist stranded social visit pass holders and students waiting for flights home.
Project Providence collaborates with Singapore Government agencies, high commissions and embassies, Homeless Hearts of Singapore, HealthServe, SG Accident Help Center, Herewithyou helpline, Mercy Center, various churches and associations. We work with our partners to provide safe sleeping spaces and nourishing meals for displaced guests in need during this Covid19 period.
Non Singapore citizens in need of emergency shelter are able to reach us through our partner NGOs, MOM hotline and our privately run helpline.
Project Providence matches Singaporean resident befrienders with guests who need emotional support and friendship. Project Providence will also work with the embassies and high commissions of these guests to repatriate them if they so wish. Our volunteer corps pursues “human flourishing” in our city.
Due to the affected economy, many of our guest workers, stranded social visit pass holders and students find themselves faced with a very uncertain future, including where to rest their heads.
We hope to connect resources and people in the following ways:
We work with hotels and apartment spaces to secure affordable emergency shelter. This work is funded by your
We provide subsistence allowances (capped at 2 months) to workers assessed to have lost their incomes due to Covid19. For guests living in our partner properties, their nutritional needs will be matched to food allies who are able to support their dietary requirements.
Counselling-trained befrienders will journey alongside the affected workers, offering a listening ear.
Project Providence honours God and loves our neighbours, particularly the most vulnerable guests, by connecting them to people with a capacity to give and serve.