At CROSSROAD Youth Centre, we provide a range of preventive and development youth programmes and services that are designed to engage and equip adolescents with essential life skills and leadership competencies. We advocate for a youth-centric social work practice aimed at supporting young people towards developing healthy self-concept and positive relationships in their lives.

As an Integrated Service Provider (ISP) appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in Oct 2016, CROSSROAD delivers a suite of youth-at-risk programmes for the Woodlands and Sembawang region. This appointment helps to ensure a more coordinated approach in providing youth-at-risk programmes within our service boundary and to maintain consistency in service delivery and service standards to facilitate better outcomes for youth-at-risk.

• Enhanced STEP-UP

A 12-month programme to provide holistic case management services to students with attendance issues so that they are supported to remain in school and for premature school leavers to be meaningfully engaged. *Referred by schools or community agencies

• Guidance Programme

A 6-month pre-court diversionary programme that seeks to help children and youths, aged 10 to 18 years, who had committed petty offences, to develop better self-control, take responsibility for his/her actions and acquire life skills with the active involvement of parents to reduce their risk of reoffending. *Referred by police

• Streetwise Programme/Enhanced Streetwise Programme (SWP/ESWP)

An intensive 6-month non-residential programme that provides counselling, life skills, recreational and social programmes to steer the youths away from reassociation with their gang and help them make a fresh start in life. *Referred by police

• Triage

Under the triage system, social workers interview youths who are under police investigation for petty offences such as shop theft to assess their risks and needs and to make appropriate recommendations for intervention programmes and/or refer the youths or families for supportive services in the community. *Referred by police

• Youth-At-Risk-Engagement (YARE)

YARE is a 6-month early intervention framework to support youth-at-risk using evidence-based or evidence-informed programmes. YARE engages youths who present with traits like conduct issues, peer or family relationship issues, social difficulties, anti-social attitudes or behaviours and/or poor response to school intervention. CROSSROAD's YARE include group work sessions, sports mentoring, casework and family engagement to strengthen a youth's 3 core domains of achieve, connect and thrive. *Accepts group referral by schools

• Youth Rangers

A developmental programme geared towards building up youth leaders aged between 13 and 17 years old via character development, life skills equipping and service learning. >>click here

• Commitment-Performance-Attitude Academy (CAPA)

A sports-based social work intervention programme that aims to nurture youths between 12 and 18 years old into resilient individuals who are prepared to face the challenges of the future. Using soccer as a main sport, the team train regularly on Saturday mornings, with personal coaching by staff, and compete in youth league through the year.

• Youth Hub

Youth Hub provides a safe and inclusive space for young people (aged 11 to 17) to be meaningfully engaged and empowered, while the street outreach connects with youths in the community who might not have access to professional help. Programme includes drop-in facilities (Pool table, foosball, PlayStation 4, board and card games and Wi-Fi-enabled computers), academic support, outdoor enrichment and life skills equipping.

• Counselling and Care

Professional counselling services for youths aged 12 to 21 years old to help them better manage adolescent transitions and challenges.

• School Social Work

School-based programmes to help primary and secondary school students within Woodlands and Sembawang to develop positive values and life skills through experiential learning, workshops and outdoor activities.

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