H.O.M.E is short for Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics and responds to the special needs of migrant communities. In response to the growing concern over the plight of some foreign workers in Singapore, a civic movement known as TWC2 (The Working Committee 2) began to campaign against the abuse of foreign domestic workers. The public empathy generated created the conditions for the establishment of H.O.M.E. in 2004.
They have come a long way since they started in 2004. Nowadays they offer not only a shelter to abused (physically or financially) domestic workers and migrant workers but also provide them with legal assistance if necessary. H.O.M.E, UNIEFM and TWC2 also have an ongoing campaign to encourage employers to give migrant domestic workers a weekly day off. Go to www.maiddayoff.com to find out more.
They definitely deserve our support! Want to learn more about them or volunteer, please visit their website.