Home Front: From 'many helping hands' to fewer and stronger hands?

It is no exaggeration to say that Thye Hua Kwan (THK) is a charity that runs services catering to people from cradle to grave.

It runs the Ang Mo Kio-Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, four centres with early intervention programmes for children with disabilities, five family service centres (FSCs) that provide counselling and other help to families, 21 senior activity centres, free funeral rites for the destitute - the list goes on.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2019, with the headline 'From 'many helping hands' to fewer and stronger hands?'. Print Edition | Subscribe