Jamiyah Welfare Department (JWD) was established in 1974. It is among societies providing care and assistance to those in need, such as the disabled, less fortunate, widows, orphans and families of drug detainees. It has three services which are the free medical clinic, free legal clinic as well as the bi-monthly food ration.
Some of the cases are referred by the Prison Department, the Housing Development Board, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Community Development Council (CDC), Member of Parliaments (MPs) and other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Some of the cases are those who come forward to seek assistance and help.
Jamiyah Counselling Centre
Jamiyah Counselling Centre was officially launched on 25th May 2005. The core of the centre’s clientele is composed of weekly referrals from Syariah Court. Since its opening, the centre has successfully taken on more than 5000 cases with an estimated of 4000 Syariah Court referrals and over a thousand pro bono cases from the general public.
To encourage active participation of women in the field of welfare and education.
1. Provide opportunities and platforms for women activism in the field of welfare and education
2. To promote physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual (PIES) well-being of women
3. Organize classes for women of all ages
4. Organize short term and long term activities and programmes that will promote Physical, Intellectual, and Emotional