"Family is where Love is"

With the changing times and societal shifts, the structure of “Family” has become diversified,
including multi-generational families, single-person households, divorced families,
foster families, pet families, and long-distance families etc.

Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (HKFWS) firmly believes that "Where there is love, there is a family".
Love serves as the cornerstone for building and maintaining family wellbeing.
Regardless of how the world changes, and even if individuals are physically apart,
love connects every "family" in various forms. This connection extends beyond blood relatives;
as long as you and the members share love, happiness, and mutual care, that is where “family” exist.

"Family" is where parents nurture. I will take care of my parents no matter how their physical condition may change.
"Family" is shelter from the storm, keeping everyone warm. It’s a place one wishes to stay forever.
"Family" is an Eden, a place where I find eternal bliss and peace. I feel safe, joyful, and happy there.
"Family" is the sanctuary of the soul, where warmth and hug, laughter and tears leave imprints on the passage of time.
Your family loves you and love bonds us together!
"Family" is a place where one can find comfort and support.
"Family" is a warm harbour, a place filled with love.
"Family" is where I find the people I love and who love me.
"Family" is the cozy nest that provides me with unconditional support and care.
"Family" is where parents nurture. I will take care of my parents no matter how their physical condition may change.
"Family" is shelter from the storm, keeping everyone warm. It’s a place one wishes to stay forever.
"Family" is an Eden, a place where I find eternal bliss and peace. I feel safe, joyful, and happy there.
"Family" is the sanctuary of the soul, where warmth and hug, laughter and tears leave imprints on the passage of time.
Your family loves you and love bonds us together!
"Family" is a place where one can find comfort and support.
"Family" is a warm harbour, a place filled with love.
"Family" is where I find the people I love and who love me.
"Family" is the cozy nest that provides me with unconditional support and care.
"Family" is where parents nurture. I will take care of my parents no matter how their physical condition may change.
"Family" is shelter from the storm, keeping everyone warm. It’s a place one wishes to stay forever.
"Family" is an Eden, a place where I find eternal bliss and peace. I feel safe, joyful, and happy there.
"Family" is the sanctuary of the soul, where warmth and hug, laughter and tears leave imprints on the passage of time.
Your family loves you and love bonds us together!
"Family" is a place where one can find comfort and support.
"Family" is a warm harbour, a place filled with love.
"Family" is where I find the people I love and who love me.
"Family" is the cozy nest that provides me with unconditional support and care.

Chief Executive’s Message

周淑琼小姐

 

 

Since our establishment in 1949, the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (the Society) has held fast to our "family-centric" perspective. With love and passion, we have continuously actualised our mission in serving families and the community, enhanced our service quality and innovated services to meet the changing needs and promote the wellbeing of families and the Hong Kong community. Time flies, this year marks a significant milestone as the Society celebrates its 75th anniversary.

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Kitty Chau, Chief Executive
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society

Milestones

Since 1938, HKFWS has established its presence in Hong Kong, providing services to the residents. With a history deeply rooted in Hong Kong for 75 years, HKFWS has consistently upheld the belief of "Family Matters" and is committed to delivering high-quality professional social services. 
 
Over the years, HKFWS has continuously progressed in response to social changes and developments. In the 1970s, the Society pioneered counseling services, school social work services, family life education, and domestic helper assistance. Today, HKFWS has further expanded its services to include various preventive measures, covering mental health services for all age groups, financial education, and services for divorced families. Additionally, numerous pilot programmes have been introduced to address service gaps in society. 

40's

1949

The Hong Kong Family Welfare Society was formally established as an independent charitable organisation. Back in the days, our service focused on providing direct assistance to underprivileged families by the provision of financial loans and sponsorships, distribution of food and clothing, offering employment assistance and the operation of a free school.

70's

1971

Launched the “School Social Work Service”

1972

Launched the “Home Help Service”

1973

Launched the “Family Life Education” pilot scheme

80's

1984

Launched the “Foster Care Service”

1985

Launched the “Mental Health Group service”, which was funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

1988

With the sponsorship from The Community Chest, the Society set up the first "Family Resource Centre" at Butterfly Estate in Tuen Mun, to provide territory-wide services to support single-parent families.

90's

1993

Introduced the "Emergency Foster Care Service”

1997

Launched the “Divorced Mediation Service”

1999

Established the “Zonta White House” – Family Retreat Centre

00's
Established the first “Mediation Centre”

2001

Established the first “Mediation Centre” among NGO welfare organisations in Hong Kong, in order to provide family mediation and community mediation services. Sponsored by The Hongkong Bank Foundation, the Society also launched the “Peer Mediation Project” in 2001.

The Society’s first

2004

  • The Society’s first "Integrated Family Service Centre” was formally opened
  • The Society established 5 Integrated Family Service Centres to provide one-stop integrated family services to families in the community
  • Implemented the "Family Volunteering Movement”
  • Launched the "Carers Support Stations”
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club to launch the “Bridge to Competence Project”

2005

Launched the “Bridge to Competence Project” which was funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club

 launch the Pilot Project on Children Contact Service and established Parent-child Contact Centre

2016

The Society was commissioned by Social Welfare Department to launch the Pilot Project on Children Contact Service and established the “Parent-child Contact Centre”

Established Financial Education Centre

2017

Established the “Financial Education Centre”

Financial Education Centre received the 2019 Financial Education Champion Award from the Investor and Financial Education Council and the

2019

  • “Parent-child Connect Spcialised Co-parenting Support Centre” has been incorporated into the Government’s regular assistance programmes.
  • The Society was commissioned by the Social Welfare Department to launch the “Pilot Scheme on Social Work Service for Pre-Primary Institutions”
  • Conducted the first study on “Hong Kong Family Wellbeing Index” (HKFWI) in 2019, aiming to develop a socially relevant and culturally appropriate measurement tool of sound reliability and validity to regularly assess the wellbeing of Hong Kong families.
HKFWS Released Research Report on a Study on Family Wellbeing Index in Hong Kong

2020

Released “Hong Kong Family Wellbeing Index” research report.

Events

18 Jan
75th Anniversary Principal Gathering
19 Apr
"Family First” Sharing Session (Part 1)
8 May
The release of "Hong Kong Family Wellbeing Index 2024”
25-26 May
"Homeland" Family Market
Jun
"Family First” Sharing Session (Part 2)
Jun
Promotional Truck
8 Jun
Happy Volunteer Day 2024
6 Jul
23rd Accreditation Ceremony of the “Peer Mediation Project”
Sep
Research release conference for “Supporting Divorced Fathers' Pilot Program”
Sep/Oct
The Bus Tour
8 Oct
Elderly Carers Forum 2024
Nov/Dec
Healthy Family - Creating Happiness Record
2024
HKFWS 75th Anniversary Cocktail Reception

Contact HKFWS

Head office

Address: Room 2010, 20/F., Southorn Centre,
130 Hennessy Road,Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2527 3171
Email: [email protected]

 


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