Moreover this charity provides public education and campaigns on issues affecting migrant workers. Research and documentation and living conditions of workers are needed to get more understanding in the Singaporean society. And in turn to make this abuse a thing of the past. H.O.M.E. works with other civic groups, corporations, government agencies and other community partners. Together they aim to realize an environment without abuse of migration workers. A society that advocates the appreciation and a humanitarian treatment of migrant workers.
Over 2000 migrant workers are assisted each year. 1600 woman and domestic workers annually graduate from the H.O.M.E. academy and more than 700 migrant workers in distress are housed each year. Numbers that are too high, however NCA is grateful that it can contribute to the so much needed cause of H.O.M.E.
H.O.M.E. has 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 on-going campaign to encourage employers to give migrant domestic workers a weekly day off. Go to www.maiddayoff.com to find out more.
You can do your part in in changing their lives by encouraging domestic workers to learn a new skill or you could help them get legal aid which they cannot afford. If you would like to give your time, sign up here with NCA to see how you can make a difference for the girls of H.O.M.E.