The Hong Kong Family Welfare Society
(HKFWS; ) is a non-governmental organization
that runs on subsidies
donated by the government, donations from The Community Chest of Hong Kong
and individual sponsor
. HKFWS focuses on social services through a family perspective that aims to enhance the well-being
of families and individuals in Hong Kong. Services such as counseling are used to help reconcile issues related to family
, and friendship
to help prevent family breakups and other societal problems. The HKFWS now has over 30 service centers and networks helping families across Hong Kong.
HKFWS's official mission statement
With a family perspective, we are committed to delivering quality and professional social services to enhance the well-being of families and individuals in Hong Kong and to foster a caring community
HKFWS pioneers service projects to meet changing needs of the people and advocates a comprehensive public policy
for needy families.
The "Hong Kong Family Welfare Society" was formally known as the Social Service Centre of the Churches. It was founded in 1938, but only became a public agency on January 1, 1949. The Society started out by being heavily involved with relief work after World War II
. After concerns for the growth of distressed families resonated with the members, the Society further expanded its scope. Today the bulk of their work revolves around counselling families with... Read More