Families are opening their hearts and homes to house the homeless and others in crisis

Mr Terrence Tan and his wife Lim Mui Khim are among the host families willing to house those in dire straits rent-free for up to one year.
Mr Terrence Tan and his wife Lim Mui Khim are among the host families willing to house those in dire straits rent-free for up to one year.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - Two Singaporeans have started a movement to encourage and support families here to open their homes to provide a refuge for those facing a crisis, such as the homeless or abuse victims.

Twenty families have signed up with the Open Home Network, a volunteer movement officially launched in June.

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