We apply effective clinical therapies

to help them become healthy, productive individuals

who are able to successfully reintegrate

into their families, schools and society.



DaySpring was founded in 2006 by Alice Heng, an accountant by training. At that time Alice was battling a rare form of cancer but it did not deter her from starting a counselling centre for women in a rented 4,000-square foot apartment on Cairnhill Road.

Her vision was to provide an easily accessible refuge and oasis of hope and healing for women in need.

Alice believed that an empowered woman will empower others. She longed to see them renewed and equipped to live lives of confidence, purpose and hope, becoming the woman that God destined her to be.

On 28 February 2007, Alice passed away but her courage, passion and dedication has inspired many others to step up to continue with this work.



We understand that teenage girls who have experienced the trauma of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional or neglect) will struggle with complex emotional and behavioural issues.

We aim to provide these hurting girls with a safe and loving environment where they can benefit from proven therapies that cater to their condition.

Our Centre is unique in providing a residential therapeutic treatment programme within a small group home environment. The Centre caters for up to 16 girls from the ages of 12 to 16. Each resident will engage in a live-in programme of 12 to 18 months followed by a 6-month after-care programme. This after-care programme is our transition programme.

While the main purpose of the residential therapeutic treatment programme is to provide therapy and treatment for the complex trauma of abuse, and to help our girls learn to manage their symptoms and issues, the purpose of the transition programme is to prepare them to be equipped for reunification with families and/or to adjust to independent living. The centre provides this transition programme for a maximum of 6 graduates.

We aim to become a model for culturally-relevant, evidence-based intervention for Asian youth-at-risk. Our programme is approved by Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).