Dealing With Family Violence

Everyone deserves a home that is safe and free from violence.

If you are or someone you know is experiencing family violence and need someone to talk to, call the AWARE Helpline at 1800-774-5935 or email

There are steps you can take to stop the violence and to be safe . This site provides you with some information to stop or prevent family violence.

Click on these links to learn more

What is family violence?

    Acts defined as Family Violence in the Women’s Charter

What can I do if I’m facing family violence?

    There are several options for help that may depend on the nature of the emergency and the level of violence, including calling for help, reporting to the police and seeking legal protection.

Getting a Personal Protection Order (PPO)

    Information about PPOs and how to apply for one

Making a Safety Plan

    How to plan ahead to protect yourself and your children from family violence

How to help a friend/relative/neighbour facing family violence

    How to recognise if someone is facing family violence and how to help

Useful Contact Information

Association of Women for Action & Research (AWARE)

Address: 5 Dover Crescent, #01-22, Singapore 130005

Telephone: 1800-774-5936 (3pm – 9.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays) to fix an appointment


Address: 211, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3,
#01-1446, Singapore 560211

Telephone: 6555 0390

•  TRANS Centre

SAFE Programme (Stop Abuse in Families)

Address: Blk 411 Bedok North Avenue 2,
#01-106, Singapore 460411

Telephone: 6449 0762

Syariah Court of Singapore

Address: Family Link@ Lengkok Bahru,
8 Lengkok Bahru #03-01,
Singapore 159052

Telephone: 63548371, Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Family Transformation and Protection Unit, Family Court

Address: Subordinate Courts,
Building No 1,
Havelock Square Singapore 059724

Telephone: 6435 5077

Family Service Centres (FSCs)

      There are 35 FSCs in Singapore. Call ComCare at 1800 222 0000 to connect to reach the nearest FSC

Child Protection and Welfare Helpline

Address: 10th Storey MCYS Building, 512 Thomson Road, Singapore 298136

Telephone: 1800-777 0000 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm and Saturday, 8.30am-1pm)

•  Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE)

Address: 19 Toa Payoh West
Singapore 318876

Telephone: 6353 7159
Helpline: 1800-555-5555

Singapore Association of Women Lawyers’ Pro Bono Legal Consultation Clinics

Address: SCWO Centre, 96 Waterloo Street<, Singapore 187967

Telephone: 65-6837 0611 (Need to call to check eligibility)

The Law Society of Singapore

You need to register for making an appointment. To register:
Address: Pro Bono Services Office at level 5 of the Subordinate Courts

Telephone: 65360650

(Alternatively, you may register at any Family Service Centre. After registration, an appointment will be arranged for you to meet the lawyer at one of the Community Legal Clinics.)

Website: The Law Society of Singapore