Not a replacement parent but a support system

Sanctuary Care is a community respite care service by Boys’ Town. We seek to safeguard the welfare of vulnerable children in Singapore. 


Sanctuary Care provides temporary care and shelter to infants and young children who require out-of-home care within a family-based environment. These children come from families who are experiencing difficulties which makes it impossible for them to care for their children for a short period of time. 

There's no shame in saying you need some support.

Afterall, it takes a village to raise a child.



Sanctuary Care had it roots in a separate organisation, Sanctuary House. Sanctuary house was set up in 2005 by a group of volunteers who cared for babies temporarily while their mothers decided whether to keep their infants or give them up for adoption. In 2015, Sanctuary House ceased operation for good and donated its funds to Boys’ Town.


Boys’ Town took inspiration from Sanctuary House and started a similar programme in 2016 with the donated funds. This programme, named Sanctuary Care, had a more streamlined purpose to provide short term respite services to parents requiring acute or interim care for their children.


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Proudly led by Adrienne

Relentlessly driven by Sheryl and Tanu (sadly missing from the picture)

Wonderfully supported by Isa

Boys’ Town is a member of the National Council of Social Services (NCSS) and Caritas Singapore and a registered charity with the status of Institution of A Public Character (IPCs) with the Charity Council.

The Executive Director, Dr. Roland Yeow, under the advice of the St. Gabriel’s Foundation and the Board of Directors, is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the aims, objectives and traditions of Boys’ Town.

Boys’ Town has been registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee under UEN 201534576H on 14 Sep 2015. With effect from 1 January 2017, all dealings with Boy’s Town will be with this entity. This change in entity will not affect our existing dealings, commitments and obligations with partners and vendors. The aims, purpose and the mission of Boys’ Town remain unchanged. All donations will be entitled to 2.5 times tax deduction (if applicable) as we are an approved Institution of Public Character (IPC).


The information contained on Sanctuary Care website is for general information purposes only. Sanctuary Care assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service.
In no event shall Sanctuary Care be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. Sanctuary Care reserves the right to make modification, additions or deletions to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice. Sanctuary Care does not warrant approval for all applications, as each full application is subjected to evaluation and assessment by a review panel in meeting the specified criteria.

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