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About Us

4S was founded in 1996 by a group of professionals who were Sai devotees with a vision to serve all people, regardless of race or religion, with a heart.

A secular and non-ethnic based social service organisation, 4S is

  • registered with the Commissioner of Charities on
    25 Apr 1996 (Registration No.: 01172); and the Registrar of Societies on 13 Sep 1996 (UEN: S96SS0160E)

  • a full member of the National Council of Social Service

  • an Institution of Public Character

Our Mission

To be a widely respected social service organisation in Singapore providing holistic and quality services to all.

Our Motto

The motto that steers 4S in dedicating itself to serve all with love: “Love All, Serve All” “Help Ever, Hurt Never”

Our Values

~ Providing reliable and holistic care with professionalism and a human touch ~

Compassion

Being connected with and having a sense of empathy for the less fortunate

Commitment

Being dedicated and taking pride in one's work

Integrity

Treating everyone fairly and honestly and doing what is right in all circumstances

Professionalism

Being skilled and knowledgeable and working hand in hand with our partners with mutual trust and respect

Milestones

1996
  • Established the Sathya Sai Social Service (4S) and registered with the Commissioner of Charities, the Registrar of Societies and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS)

  • Started to fund the Food Aid and Befriending Programme - a programme managed by volunteers of the Sri Sathya Sai Society’s Seva Group

  • Set up the Sathya Sai Baba Specialist Clinic on the second floor of the Sathya Sai Baba Centre

1997
  • Appointed by the Ministry of Community Development to manage Bukit Batok Home for the Aged (BBHA) for a period of five years

2001
  • Launched a series of community health screening sessions in partnership with the Health Promotion Board and the Hong Kah North Division’s Grassroots Organisations until April 2002

2002
  • Took over the management of a rehab centre (formerly known as Bukit Batok Senior Citizens Health Care Centre) from Home Nursing Foundation

  • Renamed the clinic “Sathya Sai Baba (General and Specialist) Clinic”

  • Appointed by the Ministry of Community Development and Sports (MCDS) to manage Tembusu Home at Pelangi Village (TBH) for a period of five years

  • Reappointed by MCDS to manage BBHA for a period of five years

2003
  • Selected as one of the beneficiaries supported by the President’s Challenge 2003

2004
  • Embarked on a 3-month Strategic Planning Exercise and a new 4S’ mission statement was developed

  • Adopted “Tembusu” in the naming of subsequent facilities and programmes

  • Renamed the rehab centre “Tembusu Rehab Centre” (TRC)

  • Appointed by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) to manage a community-based eldercare facility, known as Tembusu Neighbourhood Link (TNL). It is the first Neighbourhood Link set up on the rooftop of a multi-storey carpark

2005
  • Established the Tembusu Volunteer Programme

  • Conducted two sessions of Blood Donation Drive in collaboration with the Sathya Sai Central Organisation, Singapore in May and August 2005

2006
  • Inaugurated the first Volunteer Training Programme

  • Embarked on the first humanitarian project – SaiNet Project in Laos

  • Participated in MCYS - NCSS Social Work Training Scholarship Scheme

  • Commemorated the 10th anniversary of community service by 4S with a Thank You Dinner and two sets of commemorative stamp

2007
  • Appointed by MCYS to manage Thuja Home at Pelangi Village (TJH) for a period of five years

  • Reappointed by MCYS to manage BBHA and TBH for a period of five years

  • Embarked on the second humanitarian project - Sathya Sai-Huong Van Health Centre Project in Vietnam

  • Launched the Tembusu Transport

2008
  • 4S President was invited by the National Archives of Singapore to record an oral history on the birth and development of 4S

  • Appointed by MCYS and NCSS to provide Home Help Service for the western region. Named the programme Tembusu Home Help Service (THHS)

  • Embarked on the third humanitarian project – SaiBlanket Project in Nepal

  • Selected as one of the beneficiaries supported by the President’s Challenge 2008

2009
  • Set up the Tembusu Health Centre (THC) at Eunos Crescent and Sathya Sai Baba (General and Specialist) Clinic ceased operations in June 2009

  • Relocated TRC to Jurong West Street 71

2010
  • Transferred the operations of the Food Aid and Befriending Programme from Sri Sathya Sai Society to THC and renamed the programme “Tembusu Food Aid Programme”

  • Renamed TNL “Tembusu Seniors Activity Centre”(TSAC)

2011
  • Embarked on the second Strategic Planning Exercise

  • Renamed TRC “Tembusu Rehab and Day Care Centre” (TRDCC)

  • (TRDCC) Implemented the Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly or SPICE in collaboration with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)

  • Renamed THC “Tembusu Free Clinic” (TFC)

2012
  • Selected as one of the beneficiaries supported by the President’s Challenge 2012

  • Participated in the Community Silver Trust scheme for Intermediate and Long-Term Care service for both healthcare and social service sectors

  • Merged TFC’s subjects with TSAC

  • Reappointed by MCYS to manage BBHA, TBH, TJH for a period of five years

2013
  • Appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development to manage Acacia Welfare Home (AWH) for a period of five years

  • Ceased operating TFC from 1 Apr 13

  • Appointed by AIC as a Funds Administrator of the Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund in July 2013

  • Set up the Tembusu Eldercare Centre (SPICE) (TEC) at Eunos Crescent in collaboration with AIC in December 2013

  • Participated in the Care and Share Movement for the social service sector

2015
  • Ceased operating THHS and Tembusu Transport on 31 Mar 15

2016
  • Ceased operating TRDCC on 31 Mar 16

  • Relocated AWH from 10 Kaki Bukit Avenue 5 to 30 Admiralty Street from 20 Nov 16 and renamed AWH “Acacia Home (AH)”

2017
  • Relocated TEC from 3 Eunos Crescent to 31A Eunos Crescent from 1 Sep 17 and renamed TEC “Tembusu Eldercare Centre”

  • Relocated TSAC from 31A Eunos Crescent to 3 Eunos Crescent from 1 Nov 17 and renamed TSAC “Tembusu Senior Activity Centre”

  • Commemorated the 21st anniversary of community service by 4S with a Thank You Dinner

2018
  • Reappointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to manage AH, BBHA, TBH and TJH for a period of three years, with an option to extend another three years

  • (TEC) Implemented the Integrated Home and Day Care programme from 1 Jul 18

  • (TJH) Was designated as “place of temporary care and protection” and “place of safety” under the provisions of the Vulnerable Adults Act, 2018 from 19 Dec 18

2019
  • (BBHA) Pilot the Telehealth Programme for a period of one year from 1 Feb 19

  • Merged the management committees overseeing TSAC and TEC into one, known as Tembusu Eldercare Service Management Committee, from 29 Sep 19 to enhance and better coordinate care and services to seniors in the Eunos community

Thuja Home at Pelangi Village 1996

  • Established the Sathya Sai Social Service (4S) and registered with the Commissioner of Charities, the Registrar of Societies and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS)

  • Started to fund the Food Aid and Befriending Programme - a programme managed by volunteers of the Sri Sathya Sai Society’s Seva Group

  • Set up the Sathya Sai Baba Specialist Clinic on the second floor of the Sathya Sai Baba Centre

Male Destitute Persons Care 1997

  • Appointed by the Ministry of Community Development to manage Bukit Batok Home for the Aged (BBHA) for a period of five years

Male Destitute Persons Care 2001

  • Launched a series of community health screening sessions in partnership with the Health Promotion Board and the Hong Kah North Division’s Grassroots Organisations (GROs) until April 2002

Female Destitute Persons Care 2002

  • Took over the management of a rehab centre (formerly known as Bukit Batok Senior Citizens Health Care Centre) from Home Nursing FoundationRenamed the clinic “Sathya Sai Baba (General and Specialist)

  • Renamed the clinic “Sathya Sai Baba (General and Specialist) Clinic”

  • Appointed by the Ministry of Community Development and Sports (MCDS) to manage Tembusu Home at Pelangi Village (TBH) for a period of five years

  • Reappointed by MCDS to manage BBHA for a period of five years

Charity Singapore 2003

  • Selected as one of the beneficiaries supported by the President’s Challenge 2003

Voluntary Work 2004

  • Embarked on a 3-month Strategic Planning Exercise. A new 4S’ mission statement was developed and adopted “Tembusu” in the naming of subsequent facilities and programmes

  • Adopted “Tembusu” in the naming of subsequent facilities and programmes

  • Renamed the rehab centre “Tembusu Rehab Centre” (TRC)

  • Appointed by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) to manage a community-based eldercare facility, known as Tembusu Neighbourhood Link (TNL). It is the first Neighbourhood Link set up on the rooftop of a multi-storey carpark

Volunteer Singapore 2005

  • Established the Tembusu Volunteer Programme

  • Conducted two sessions of Blood Donation Drive in collaboration with the Sathya Sai Central Organisation, Singapore in May and August 2005

Charity 2006

  • Inaugurated the first Volunteer Training Programme

  • Embarked on the first humanitarian project – SaiNet Project in Laos

  • Participated in MCYS - NCSS Social Work Training Scholarship Scheme

  • Commemorated the 10th anniversary of community service by 4S with a Thank You Dinner and two sets of commemorative stamps

Voluntary Welfare Organisation 2007

  • Appointed by MCYS to manage Thuja Home at Pelangi Village (TJH) for a period of five years

  • Reappointed by MCYS to manage BBHA and TBH for a period of five years

  • Embarked on the second humanitarian project - Sathya Sai-Huong Van Health Centre Project in Vietnam

  • Launched the Tembusu Transport

Eldercare Place Singapore 2008

  • 4S President was invited by the National Archives of Singapore to record an oral history on the birth and development of 4S

  • Appointed by MCYS and NCSS to provide Home Help Service the western region. Named the programme Tembusu Home Help Service (THHS)

  • Embarked on the third humanitarian project – SaiBlanket Project in Nepal

  • Selected as one of the beneficiaries supported by the President’s Challenge 2008

Daycare Centre 2009

  • Set up the Tembusu Health Centre (THC) at Eunos Crescent and Sathya Sai Baba (General and Specialist) Clinic ceased operations in June 2009

  • Relocated TRC to Jurong West Street 71

Daycare Centre 2010

  • Transferred the operations of the Food Aid and Befriending Programme from Sri Sathya Sai Society to THC and renamed the programme “Tembusu Food Aid Programme”

  • Renamed TNL “Tembusu Seniors Activity Centre”(TSAC)

Daycare Centre 2011

  • Embarked on the second Strategic Planning Exercise

  • Renamed TRC “Tembusu Rehab and Day Care Centre” (TRDCC)

  • (TRDCC) Implemented the Singapore Programme for Integrated Care for the Elderly or SPICE in collaboration with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)

  • Renamed THC “Tembusu Free Clinic” (TFC)

Senior Activity 2012

  • Selected as one of the beneficiaries supported by the President’s Challenge 2012

  • Participated in the Community Silver Trust scheme for Intermediate and Long-Term Care service for both healthcare and social service sectors

  • Merged TFC’s subjects with TSAC

  • Reappointed by MCYS to manage BBHA, TBH, TJH for a period of five years

Sathya Sai 2013

  • Appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development to manage Acacia Welfare Home (AWH) for a period of five years

  • Ceased operating TFC from 1 Apr 13

  • Appointed by AIC as a Funds Administrator of the Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund in July 2013

  • Set up the Tembusu Eldercare Centre (SPICE) (TEC) at Eunos Crescent in collaboration with AIC in December 2013

  • Participated in the Care and Share Movement for the social service sector

Social Service Organisation 2015

  • Ceased operating THHS and Tembusu Transport on 31 Mar 15

Social Service Organisation 2016

  • Ceased operating TRDCC on 31 Mar 16

  • Relocated AWH from 10 Kaki Bukit Avenue 5 to 30 Admiralty Street from 20 Nov 16 and renamed AWH “Acacia Home (AH)”

Home for the Aged 2017

  • Relocated TEC from 3 Eunos Crescent to 31A Eunos Crescent from 1 Sep 17 and renamed TEC “Tembusu Eldercare Centre”

  • Relocated TSAC from 31A Eunos Crescent to 3 Eunos Crescent from 1 Nov 17 and renamed TSAC “Tembusu Senior Activity Centre”

  • Commemorated the 21st anniversary of community service by 4S with a Thank You Dinner

Daycare Centre for Elderly 2018

  • Reappointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to manage AH, BBHA, TBH and TJH for a period of three years, with an option to extend another three years

  • (TEC) Implemented the Integrated Home and Day Care programme from 1 Jul 18

  • (TJH) Was designated as “place of temporary care and protection” and “place of safety” under the provisions of the Vulnerable Adults Act, 2018 from 19 Dec 18

Welfare Homes Singapore 2019

  • (BBHA) Pilot the Telehealth Programme for a period of one year from 1 Feb 19

  • Merged the management committees overseeing TSAC and TEC into one, known as Tembusu Eldercare Service Management Committee, from 29 Sep 19 to enhance and better coordinate care and services to seniors in the Eunos community