Our Organisation

About Us

In keeping with the teachings of Sree Narayana Guru, the Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) {SNM} is a social service agency committed to providing a range of social services for the underserved regardless of race, language, or religion. SNM is a registered, secular society with charity status and is a member of the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). It attained the ‘Institution of Public Character’ (IPC) status in 1987 and has maintained its charter since. SNM is also a proud recipient of the Charity Transparency Awards awarded by the Charity Council.

With over 30 years of experience operating a nursing home, SNM branched into other forms of care services for seniors opting to age in the comfort of their own homes. In 2012, the Mission opened its first Senior Care Centre – a daycare centre for elderly residents in Yishun. In 2013 it launched the Enhanced Eldercare Programme and Dementia Day Care Centre @ Woodlands.

SNM is also the managing agent of Meranti Home @ Pelangi Village, a psychiatric welfare home.

SNM operates a nursing home facility for residents who require assistance in daily living and/or have daily nursing care needs. SNM also operates two Senior Care Centres (SCC) for the elderly, with one, co-located within the Nursing Home in Yishun and the other SCC is located at Woodlands.

Appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, SNM is also the managing agent of Meranti Home @ Pelangi Village, a psychiatric welfare home.

Additionally, SNM also provides a number of community services including programmes for single mothers, and educational financial assistance and befriender services for the underserved ommunity at large.

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Our Beginnings

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Following the footsteps of Sree Narayana Guru – a philosopher and social reformer from Kerala, South India – a group of Singaporean Malayalees established a mission to serve as a gathering place for the Guru’s followers to come together and contemplate on his teachings.

SNM was registered on 18 June 1948 and officially opened its doors to the public the same year. In 1967, SNM became associated with the Singapore Council of Social Services (now known as the National Council of Social Service). It continued to enhance its existing programmes and has introduced new welfare programmes.

The Sree Narayana Mission Nursing Home was officially opened on 22 February 1981 by Dr Tony Tan who was the Member of Parliament for Sembawang at that time.

In June 2002, the Ministry of Community Development (now known as the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports) appointed the SNM as the Managing Agent for the Meranti Home @ Pelangi Village – a home for male destitutes who require psychiatric care. With over 30 years of experience operating a nursing home, SNM branched into other forms of care services for seniors opting to age in the comfort of their own homes. In 2012, the Mission opened its first Senior Care Centre – a daycare centre for elderly residents in Yishun. In 2013 it launched the Enhanced Eldercare Programme and Dementia Day Care Centre @ Woodlands.

 

For its dedication in serving the needs of the community, the Mission received a full three-year renewal of its status as an IPC in February 2018. In 2019, the Mission achieved a key milestone when it was awarded the Charity Transparency Awards by the Charity Council for its good disclosure practices.

SNM continues to empower seniors and the underserved to lead dignified lives, by leveraging strong relationships with our partners and the community.

Our Mission and Vision

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Mission

To provide social and community services based on Sree Narayana Guru’s teachings.

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Vision

Empowering people to lead dignified lives.

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Operational Principles (C.A.R.E)

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Core Values

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Daya

COMPASSION is the value of seeing Oneness in everything and everyone regardless of race, language, religion or status.

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Satyam

Believing in the principle of Eternal Universal TRUTH that is unchanging.

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Shanti

PEACE It’s the peace we seek within ourselves, within communities and within nature in order to live in harmony.

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Dharma

RIGHTEOUSNESS Acting in accord with the natural order of the universe: to hold and to support.

Milestones

1946
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Immigrant followers of Sree Narayana Guru set up SNM in a small hut.

1947
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Mr. Lim Chong Pang, a philanthropist, donated land to SNM @ 48 Soon Keat Road, Sembawang.

1948
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Officially registered as Singapore’s 109th Society with the Registry of Societies.

Officially opened its doors @ 48 Soon Keat Road for members to meet and serve the community.

1956
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A new 2 storey building @ 48 Soon Keat Road was officially opened by Mr. Lim Yew Hock, then Chief Minister of Singapore.

1961
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1962
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SNM embarks on welfare programmes such as free tuition, food relief and scholarship awards.

Initiated Flag Day events to raise funds for welfare activities.

1965
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Mr Lee Kuan Yew visited SNM, just a month after the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, where he delivered his “Never Fear Speech”.

1967
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Became a member of the Singapore Council of Social Service. Gained support from various agencies.

1979
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Sree Narayana Mission Home for Aged Sick commenced operations @ Block 87/89 Canberra Road. It provided residential and institutional care for the aged sick and destitute.

1981
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Official opening of SNM Nursing Home (SNMH) by Dr. Tony Tan, then Senior Minister of State for Education & MP for Sembawang.

1990
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Ground-breaking ceremony for a new 4 storey Nursing Home @ Yishun Avenue 5.

1994
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SNMNH @ Yishun Avenue 5 with 224 beds is officially opened by Dr Tony Tan, then MP for Sembawang.

1995
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2002
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Gained the Institute of Public Character (IPC) status.

Initiated several community welfare outreach programmes.

Appointed managing agent for Meranti Home @ Pelangi Village.

2012
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Opened its first SCC @ Woodlands Street 62, providing Dementia Day Care & Enhanced Elder Care services.

2013
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Opened its second Senior Care Centre (SCC), co-located within SNMNH.

2015
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Launched innovative community outreach programmes in collaboration with Partners:

  • Share-A-Pot Programme with Khoo Teck Puah Hospital (Promote active & healthy living amongst Seniors)
  • Helping Hands with Agency for Integrated Care (Raise awareness on mental health & wellness)
  • Share Programme with SN Volunteers (Home assistance reach out for elderly).
2017
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Acquired a facility @ 394 Race Course Road to serve a new community.

First Nursing Home to be designated 24×7 Dementia Go-to-Point.

Launched 100=50/Lend-A-Hand Program with Heartwarmers Volunteer Group.

2018
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Awarded the prestigious Charity Transparency Award.

Expanded its Community Programmes portfolio to include:

  • Smile with You @ North West (Women empowerment programme).
  • Educational Financial Assistance (for students).
2019
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SNM celebrated its 71st anniversary!

2019
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Officially opened SNM Care Centre @ 394 Race Course Road.

2019
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Awarded the prestigious Charity Transparency Award for the second time.

2021
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SNM acquired a second Nursing Home which will be completed in 2025.

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