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History
  • 1960
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    St. Thomas' Day Creche (now known as St. Thomas’ Child Care Centre) began providing day childcare services and has become a service unit under the Welfare Council in 2004.

  • 1965

    S.K.H. St Nicholas’ Day Nursery (now known as St. Nicholas’ Nursery School) began operations. The Welfare Council took over the management of the school in 1983.

  • 1966

    The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council was established on 12th December, 1966. It coordinated the provision of welfare services within the diocese and oversaw communications between external parties and the Sheng Kung Hui.

  • 1967
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    Since the 1950s, the Holy Carpenter Church had been providing services for young people and rehabilitated prisoners. In 1967, it founded Hong Kong’s first youth services centre—the Holy Carpenter Church Community Centre.

  • 1969

    Established St. Joseph’s Church and Social Centre.

  • 1975

    Opened a community centre in Lok Man Estate (now known as the Lok Man Alice Kwok Integrated Service Centre).

  • 1980
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    The Holy Carpenter Church Multi-service Centre for the Elderly (now known as the Holy Carpenter Church District Elderly Community Centre) began operations.

  • 1981
    1981
    • Established the S.K.H. Wong Tai Sin Multi-service Centre for the Elderly (now known as the Wong Tai Sin District Elderly Community Centre) and set up the Welfare Council’s first home help service team and elderly centre. The Welfare Council now has 13 elderly service centres, 6 day care service centres, 13 integrated home care services teams and 1 home help service team to serve and care for the elderly in the community.
    • The Social Welfare Department gave the Welfare Council the green light to start providing youth services—the K.H. Tuen Mun Social Service Centre (now known as the Tuen Mun Integrated Services) and the S.K.H. Shatin Social Service Centre (now known as the Shatin Children and Youth Integrated Service Centre) were thus established. In the years to come, the Welfare Council would open youth integrated service centres in Kowloon City, Ma On Shan and Tin Shui Wai.
  • 1983
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    Opened its first nursery school—the S.K.H. Shatin Day Nursery. The Welfare Council now has 7 nursery schools and 1 childcare centre serving some 900 children aged between 0 and 6.

  • 1984
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    Established its first elderly home in Shatin—S.K.H. St. Paul’s Home for the Elderly. Later in 1995, the Welfare Council established its first specially-designed home—the H.K.S.K.H. Li Ka Shing Care and Attention Home for the Elderly. Currently, the Welfare Council has seven subvented and two non-subvented homes for the aged.

  • 1985

    Set up a professional counselling centre—the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Counselling Services.

  • 1994

    The Welfare Council’s first service unit for rehabilitation, the Wu King Integrated Rehabilitation Services—Day Activity Centre and Hostel began operations in Tuen Mun. In 2008 and 2010 respectively, the Welfare Council went on to open the Tuen Mun District Support Centre—The Gathering, and the Tuen Mun Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness—The Club. Both centres provided support and rehabilitation services for intellectually disabled persons, persons with mental illness, and their families.

  • 1996
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    Implemented the “Quality Journey” to improve corporate governance and the quality of services.

  • 1997
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    • Opened Hong Kong’s first integrated services centre—the Tung Chung Integrated Services—to provide social services for individuals and families.
    • The S.K.H. Macau Social Services Coordination Office became directly under the administration of the Welfare Council. Currently, the office has 15 service units and 180 employees.
  • 2001
    2001

    Established a self-financed centre for medical, rehabilitation and wellness services—the Centre of Wellness (Central).

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  • 2004

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  • 2006
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    Hong Kong’s first rehabilitation services complex—the Providence Garden for Rehab—began operations, providing ex-mentally ill patients, persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with severe physical disabilities with one-stop residential and rehabilitation services.

  • 2007
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    Began working on social enterprises, such as the PGR Fusion and Bakery. Various service units later began setting up the Green Infinity Recycling Shop, the Azure Production Workshop, the Rainbow Arts Corner, the Good Kitchen, Grace On Hands and the Good Kitchen Tuck Shop.

  • 2008

    The Neo-Horizon Counselling Centre for Psychotropic Substance Abusers began operations in Shatin.

  • 2009
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  • 2010
    2010

    Established the Yuexiu Integrated Service Centre for the Elderly in Guangzhou and the

    Integrated Family Service Centre in Jin Hua Street to provide training and consultancy services to help promote the development of social services and professional social work on the Chinese mainland.

  • 2012
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    Co-developed with the Sun Hung Kai Properties, the Welfare Council’s Solar Tower∙Camp in Ma Wan began operations, offering a learning platform for facts on the solar system and astronomy.

  • 2013
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    • Launched the “Walk with Love Family Support Project” to provide support services for “N-nothing” families in the Kowloon City area.

    • Became the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited after the Welfare Council’s successful incorporation as a registered institution, and set up the Board of Directors, executive committee and sub-committees to enhance corporate governance and the Council’s continuous development.

    • Opened Hong Kong’s first social enterprise Chinese restaurant, the Good Kitchen, in Cheung Sha Wan. It has been operating based on care, eco-friendliness and health, promoting social innovation and taking on social responsibilities to support the underprivileged group.

    • Opened a self-financed medical, rehabilitation and wellness centre in Wong Tai Sin—the Centre of Wellness (East Kowloon).
  • 2014
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    • Established the “Love to Learn Enhancement Centre” for children with special needs and their parents, providing therapy, developmental and support services as well as suitable treatment options.
    • Launched “The Vineyard” scheme alongside the H.K.S.K.H. Deanery of the Southern and Western Districts of Hong Kong Island to provide various activities and Christian services for residents of Aberdeen and students in surrounding Sheng Kung Hui primary and secondary schools.
  • 2015
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    • Opened another self-financed centre for medical, rehabilitation and wellness services—the Centre of Wellness (Kwun Tong).
    • A combination of job training, employment, retail sales and more, the social enterprise “Grace On Hands” was set up to train women from low-income families into becoming working craftswomen and sell their products via different platforms.
    • Established the “Sheng Kung Hui Stroke Rehabilitation Fund” to provide financial assistance for the rehabilitation of low-income stroke patients.
    • Organised for the first time a charity raffle draw to raise funds for developing the Welfare Council’s community support services.
    • Launched the two-year Pilot Scheme for On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Service, providing services for registered kindergarten and nursery school-aged children and their families.
  • 2016
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    • The Welfare Council was allotted funding by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to establish the new project, “WE LOVE—Jockey Club Centre for Family Enhancement” to provide children with special educational needs and their families with one-stop support services.
    • Sun Hung Kai Properties donated a plot of land in Yuen Long to the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui while the Welfare Council was designated to use the land to construct an intergenerational complex. The project is set for completion in 2022.
    • Servanthood Leadership Development Scheme was established to enhance staff’s leadership and management skills and cultivate more talent. The scheme also offers training services to social service sector.
    • Set up the social enterprise, the Good Kitchen Tuck Shop, at Hang Seng Management College.
    • Founded the Loving Arts Youth Academy to help young people realise their personal goals and aspirations.
  • 2017
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    Against a volatile socio-economic landscape, the Good Kitchen has today evolved into a food factory.