Safe Place to shelter distressed mums-to-be

Safe Place director Jennifer Heng at the black-and-white bungalow in the Novena area, which will provide temporary housing for pregnant women in distress from next month. Safe Place, which was officially launched on Sept 1, is an initiative of Lakesi
Safe Place director Jennifer Heng at the black-and-white bungalow in the Novena area, which will provide temporary housing for pregnant women in distress from next month. Safe Place, which was officially launched on Sept 1, is an initiative of Lakeside Family Services.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

New facility will offer temporary refuge to women without financial or family support

A new home for pregnant women who need a temporary place to stay is expected to open by early next month. It will be Singapore's only dedicated refuge for mothers-to-be in distress.

Safe Place, an initiative of Lakeside Family Services, a charity, will be located in the Novena area.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline 'Safe Place to shelter distressed mums-to-be'. Print Edition | Subscribe