Other Support Services
The fact that the cost of living in Hong Kong is among the highest in the world shows that the city’s wealth inequality is stark. This means certain families and vulnerable people and groups face all kinds of challenges in their daily lives. Christian Action provides the appropriate support to help these people address their different needs.
Since 2016, we have provided after-school care service to vulnerable families in Kwun Tong and neighbouring areas. Among these families, 40% of the children have special education needs. In 2017, we launched the Blessing Meal Programme where hot meals are given to those in need in the neighbourhood from Monday to Friday.
Influenced by the Chinese proverb “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” in 2001 we began helping people who receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and youth through the government’s Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance (formerly Intensive Employment Assistance Project). We provide a one-stop comprehensive employment assistance service, helping those people to rebuild their self-confidence so they can re-enter the workforce and become self-reliant.
After School Care
- Targeting children in need within the area
- Provided from Monday through Friday
- Services run until 7 pm
- Five classes
- Benefitting approximately 30 children
- 40% of the children have special education needs
- Target: Seniors, persons with disabilities, single-parent families and low-income families within the area
- Monday to Friday, 5 to 7 pm
- Approximately 100 free hot meals are given out
Integrated Employment Assistance Programme for Self-reliance (IEAPS)
- Target: Able-bodied CSSA Applicants/Recipients Aged 15 to 64
- Service areas: Kwun Tong and Sheung Shui
- Provides employment counselling and referrals
- Enhances job seeking skills
- Internship and work experience placement
- Volunteer opportunities