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Who We Are

Samaritans of Singapore Limited (SOS) is dedicated to providing confidential emotional support to individuals facing a crisis,
thinking about or affected by suicide.

Non-religious and not for profit, our work focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

CRISIS

A state of hopelessness and despair due to overwhelming life circumstances.

SUICIDE

A deliberate and voluntary act of taking one’s own life. A person may contemplate suicide when the crisis they are facing exceeds their ability to cope emotionally.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

An external coping resource provided through compassion, empathy, and genuine concern. This is the first step in helping someone out of a crisis and hence reducing their risk of suicide.

About SOS

    • Founded in 1969, Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) is dedicated to providing confidential emotional support to individuals facing a crisis, thinking about suicide or affected by suicide. Non-religious and not for profit, our work focuses on crisis intervention and suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

SOS’ Transition to a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)

        • Samaritans of Singapore completed the transition to Samaritans of Singapore Limited (SOS) with effect from 1 April 2023. Our operations have been shifted from a Society registered under the Registrar of Societies (ROS), to a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). This change will strengthen the governance of our organisation and our services. The Society was dissolved on 11 Nov 2023. Our mission remains the same – to be an available lifeline to anyone in crisis.

CORPORATE INFORMATION

Unique Entity Number (UEN): 202245684D

Date of Incorporation: 23 Dec 2022

Date of Registration as a Charity: 14 Feb 2023

IPC Status: valid up to 1 Mar 2025

VISION

To be the premier organisation in suicide prevention

MISSION

To be an available lifeline to anyone in crisis

CORE VALUES

Respect
Accountability
Confidentiality
Collaboration

The objects for which the Company is established are all or any of the following:

      • (a) To provide confidential 24-hour emotional support to people in crisis, thinking of suicide and affected by suicide.
      • (b) To raise awareness of and understanding of suicide, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
      • (c) To promote evidence-based research relating to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
      • (d) To engage in any other related activities and initiatives which the Company deems necessary and expedient in
        relation to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

OUR STRATEGIC FOCUS

Over the next 5 years, SOS will be focusing our efforts on three key areas

Future-Proofing SOS and
Ensuring Sustainability
Serving the Community as the Leading Agency in Suicide Prevention
Enhancing our Services through
Technology and Capability Building

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