The work with troubled youth began in 1983, in response to an increasing awareness of the presence of youths-at-risk in our housing estates, as Youth Guidance, a ministry department with Singapore Youth for Christ (SYFC).
Following that, in 1996, Youth Guidance Outreach Services (YGOS), was registered as an independent entity with its own constitution, with the Registry of Societies. It gained membership with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), and since 1997, enjoyed the status of an Institution of a Public Character (IPC).
As a Christian-value based youth services organisation (YSO), it seeks to reach out and help these young people to return to mainstream and adopt a lifestyle that makes a positive contribution to society.
The Ang Mo Kio Team
The Woodlands Team
The Geylang ISP Team
Our Board members
Timothy Hia – Chairman
Victor Goh – Vice Chairman
James Wong – Honorary Treasurer
Philip Ang – Honorary Secretary
Dennis Ang – Member
Hu Kee Cheng – Member
Irene Ng – Member
Lim Chieng Chong – Member
Tan Boon Huat – Member
Our Organisational Chart
Our dedicated team of trained social workers, counsellors and youth workers, supported by our enthusiastic volunteers, draw on a personalised relational approach in their service to youths and their family. Currently YGOS work covers a spectrum of youth work, ranging from school social work to out of school youths, and youths in gang referred by the law enforcement agencies.