The Community Services department is where Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients and their families to turn to for assistance in various areas. Our team of social workers and case managers provide the following services to our clients.
We provide information to clients and refer them to appropriate community resources and agencies where necessary.
We are here to support Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and seniors who have social and emotional issues.
Clients can approach us to help with applications for national financial assistance schemes such as Assistive Technology Fund (ATF), Special Assistance Fund (SAF), and Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF).
We provide Job support to employers to tap on the group of potential employees from the Deaf community. As part of our service to the Deaf community, we help Deaf people to find suitable jobs.
SADeaf Job Support’s objective is to place, guide and maintain people with hearing loss into open employment with deaf-friendly employers. It also aims to provide custodian care support to both the employers as well as the Deaf employees.
We organise and conduct various educational, recreational, and social activities in the form of outings, workshops and talks for our clients.
As an organisation which was established by volunteers, SADeaf values all our volunteers – your commitment and dedication are the reasons the association has grown and thrived for over sixty years.
Our volunteers, from all walks of life, bring passion, energy and experience to complement our staff in providing quality services to the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
In what way can I volunteer?
We have a range of volunteer groups to cater to those who are keen to help. Registered volunteers are invited to join at least one of the following groups:
Volunteer Groups enrich the lives of Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Persons and empower them through various activities.
For registration and info, please click here.
We actively work with various Voluntary Welfare Organisations, disabled-friendly companies and government agencies to better support the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
We coordinate this programme in which volunteers from the National Technological University Welfare Services Club Regular Service Project (NTUWSC RSP) Deaf Community play a key role as tutors to deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The weekly tuition sessions are held at SADeaf premises, Clementi Student Service Centre, Republic Polytechnic (Woodlands) and Hersing Hub (Toa Payoh).
Other activities are also held for the students to foster bonding and encourage interaction among them and the tutors.
Our free legal clinic service is provided by two volunteer lawyers – Ms Lynette Koh and Mr Clement Ee – who have generously given their time and expertise. Ms Koh, who is the Head of Legal in an international bank in Singapore, is profoundly deaf in her left ear. Mr Ee is a lawyer in private practice and his practice focuses on community law (matrimonial, estate, and criminal matters). He also has experience in corporate law, civil litigation, intellectual property and conveyancing.
Registered clients of SADeaf, who wish to seek any legal advice, may email to us their full name, client number and details of their query. Do kindly note that all correspondence will be carried out through a designated SADeaf staff.
Important note: This service is strictly for registered clients of SADeaf and is only meant to provide free legal advice and guidance for basic queries. It is not a substitute for legal representation or to attend to drafting of legal documentation, or for representation in any court or tribunal hearings. Clients are advised to seek formal legal advice and representation before acting on any preliminary information or advice given through this free legal service. If legal representation is necessary, we request our registered clients to consult lawyers formally.