Get to Know Charities: Saint Barnabas’ Society and Home

Saint Barnabas’ Society and Home (SBSH) provide shelter and help for the homeless and poor in Western District of Hong Kong, with meals (around 60 lunches and 80 dinners are distributed almost daily), hot showers and recreational facilities, conducting outreach to homeless on the street, and offering education and spiritual care to those in need.

Covid-related challenges include a steep increase in demand for SBSH’s services while faced with a reduction in donations and grants, since much of their funding derived from flag sales which became unfeasible during Covid. During this time, SGSH staff [voluntarily] reduced their salaries in order to sustain operations and their Board members supported fundraising initiatives via promotion on media and a movie screening.

Looking forward, SBSH’s plans include :

  • upskilling their service users to contribute to the centre by cooking and cleaning,
  • providing meals daily (which they are currently not doing) and
  • running homework classes for SEN children aged between 5 – 12 years old

Visit the website:

Share this :


Other articles:

Get to Know Charities

Get to Know Charities: DADs Network

Have you ever thought about how fathers can influence their children’s social and emotional development? See how does DADs Network promote active fathering, building stronger and more positive family relationships.

Read More »

An Interview with ACS Volunteer Jamie Zhan

Jamie is an assistant vice president in Corporate Citizenship team in Credit Suisse. Her day-to-day job is to assist all efforts in relation to grant-making as well as to create opportunities for employees to give back to the society. Previously, she was a project coordinator at Good Lab where she organized and facilitated trainings/workshops for civil servants, NGO professionals and social start-up entrepreneurs. Jamie is a weekend farmer (guqin 古琴) and mindfulness enthusiast.

Read More »