ABOUT ONE HOPE CENTRE
Founded in 2004, One Hope Centre (OHC) is a non-profit social service organisation and a registered Institute of Public Character (IPC) in Singapore. We specialise in helping people affected by behavioural addictions, such as problem gambling and compulsive spending.
OHC offers counselling for individuals and families, support groups and group therapy. All our help services are provided free of charge. We also conduct workshops and public seminars on addictions and related issues.
UEN No.: T04SS0143E
In the early days, a group of pioneers and volunteers came together with a common purpose to serve 3 groups in Geylang – gambling addicts, street women and abused migrant workers.
The movement birthed forth
One Hope Centre (OHC),
which was founded as a Society.
OHC received Charity status.
The demand for help for problem gamblers grew, and the legalisation of casinos in Singapore drew attention to societal repercussions in the years to come. OHC recognised the need and began to focus on gambling addiction and debt problems.
OHC received Institute of Public Character (IPC) status by the Commissioner of Charities (COC) under the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
OHC expanded its services to behavioural addictions recovery work.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Partner, WongPartnership LLP
Lau Wan Keong
Elchdan Holdings (Asia) Pte Ltd
Head, Events & Facilities Management, Church of Our Saviour
Tan Ee Ching
Soh Chin Heng
Senior Advisor, CPF Board
Reverend Louis Chai
Pastor, The Methodist Church
Dr Julia Lam
Consultant Forensic Psychologist,
Forensic Psych Services
Senior Communications Executive