Retreats for social service workers

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Retreats for social service workers

Those who are beneficiaries of social service agencies, like former residents of homeless shelters, can attend retreats that will include workshops and activities to help them get back on their feet.

The inspiration behind having retreats came from the desire to create a more conducive and interactive environment for engagement, according to Pastor Andrew Khoo, founder and chief executive officer of New Hope.

They're still stuck in a poverty mindset. There isn't a change in the life perspective, how they look at their job, relationship, everything else, he said.

He said that the hub will serve social service professionals, as research shows that their jobs can cause them to be stressed.

Mr Khoo said that while there are other vacant schools, some of them are too big or too rundown. He said that being in an asset rich community is an advantage.