2 Catholic churches giving shelter to homeless at night

An odd-job worker, who wants to be known only as Mr Chua, 57, has been sleeping at St Mary of the Angels Church for the past month. He goes to the church in Bukit Batok after 9pm and leaves by 7am the next day. He says he has not asked for housing he
An odd-job worker, who wants to be known only as Mr Chua, 57, has been sleeping at St Mary of the Angels Church for the past month. He goes to the church in Bukit Batok after 9pm and leaves by 7am the next day. He says he has not asked for housing help as he can still earn his own keep.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Catholic Welfare Services offers friendship though not all are without a place to call home

Two Catholic churches have opened their doors to people who sleep on the streets, offering them shelter for the night.

The Church of St Mary of the Angels in Bukit Batok started welcoming homeless people referred to them by the Catholic Welfare Services charity in late April, while the Church of Christ the King in Ang Mo Kio started in January last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2019, with the headline '2 Catholic churches giving shelter to homeless at night'. Print Edition | Subscribe