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BCARE is a not-for-profit social service agency formed to serve the community, especially underprivileged and vulnerable groups.

We were established in 1996 and have been a member of the National Council of Social Service since 2002.

Today, we serve more than 1,000 clients each year, operating across 5 centres in the north-eastern region of Singapore.


To foster communities of care through bridging gaps and building lives in our neighbourhoods


To serve the community with commitment and compassion so as to enrich lives, inspire a positive outlook and build resilience in those we serve


To provide community assistance to the poor and underprivileged; to those who are weak and neglected; and to those who are aged or sick

To promote and strengthen relationship between parents and children, spouses, teachers and pupils, peers and among inter-generational family members

To enrich the lives of individuals through engaging and meaningful activities



We value and care for all individuals and demonstrate empathy and kindness in all our interactions.


We actively listen to our beneficiaries to better understand their needs so that assistance provided is practical and can create breakthrough in their lives.


We advocate clear and open communication, uphold integrity in our service, and prioritise authenticity in our relationships.  


Unique Entity Number (UEN)


Registration with Registry of Societies

Registration Date: 6 Dec 1996

Registration No: 248/1996 WEL

Registration with Commissioner of Charities

Registration Date: 17 May 2002

Registration No: 01564

Institution of Public Character (IPC) status

Validity Period: Up till 4 March 2026 
Registration No: IPC000574

Member of National Council of Social Services

Registration Date: 12 Mar 2002
Registration No: V00027

BCARE Senior Activity Centre renamed to BCARE Active Ageing Centre, supporting more seniors in Sengkang.


Senior Connect @603 extended to a full-day programme from Mon to Fri.


Bethesda Community Assistance & Relationship Enrichment Centre renamed as Bethesda CARE Centre (BCARE). 

Launch of CAN3, a youth mental health programme comprising a series of workshops and a drop-in centre.

Launch of Read to Exceed, a reading programme for young children to build a strong foundation in English literacy.


FAME Club celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special event, graced by Mr Alex Yeo, Advisor of Aljunied GRC GRO (Paya Lebar).


Opening of Senior Activity Centre at Blk 287A, Compassvale Crescent.

Launch of the Milk Powder Assistance programme for lower income families. In 2021, the programme was expanded to include provision of diapers.


Celebration of 20th Anniversary. A publication documenting the organisation’s services was produced.

Launch of Traditional Chinese Medicine services at Bethesda CARE Centre Connection @574


Start of Line Dance classes at Bethesda CARE Centre Connection @574.


Launch of Friendship And Mind Enrichment (FAME) Club to support persons with mental health conditions.


Head office shifted to new premises at Blk 242, Hougang St 22.

Opening of Bethesda CARE Centre Connection Centre with gymnasium facilities at Blk 574, Hougang St 51.


Opening of Arts and Culture Learning Centre at Blk 603, Hougang Ave 4.


Opening of Joy Connection Student Care Centre at Blk 958, Hougang St 91.


Founding of Bethesda Community Assistance & Relationship Enrichment Centre (Bethesda C.A.R.E. Centre), a voluntary welfare organisation with the purpose to express care for the community through social service and welfare assistance. 

Bethesda C.A.R.E. Centre is established by Living Sanctuary Brethren Church.

Services included counselling, job placement assistance, senior care, tuition and more.



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