Milestone

Milestone

21th Century - Restructuring of Service and Organisation for Service Enhancement

2015

Feb 2015, our Active Ageing Services has set up a Service Development Team to better support healthy and active ageing services.


The Agency successfully bided to operate the first community green station located in Shatin Shek Mun, namely ‘Shatin Community Green Station’. The site has been handed over to the Agency in March.


Jan 2015, 'A-Soulroom' has commenced its service to promote the joint participation of people with disabilities and young people in order to foster ones' healthy beings through the means of art-creation.

2014

Dec 2014, 'Neighbourhood Mutual Help Project for New Arrivals' was launched with funding subvention from Home Affairs Department, to support the new arrivals in Kwun Tong.


'Urban Renewal Social Service Team (Kowloon)' was established in Nov 2014. The service areas of Urban Renewal Social Service were extended to Tai Kok Tsui and Hung Hom.


Vital Employee Service Consultancy won the ‘Excellent Employee Service & Wellness Provider Award 2014’ presented by HKIHRM in recognition its outstanding people strategies and practices.


'Locality Development Team' was established in July to cater the diverse social needs in this changing community, as well as to enhance the community participation among the disadvantage groups.


Jan 2014, 'Prime Link', a new initiative for the retirees, has been established which aims to keep their creativities flourish and contribute to the achievement of an age-friendly community.


2014 was the year for celebrating the 60th Anniversary of CFSC. A series of celebration events were organised around the central theme of 'Sixty Years of Service in Kowloon East, With Love We Create the Future Together'.

2013

The construction work of 'Urban Oasis' Phase 2, with 350 farm plots has been completed in Oct 2013. ' Urban Farmer' Scheme has also been launched to promote urban agriculture.


'Lively Elderly Day Training Centre' was started providing self-financed rehabilitation service to elders in need in Sept 2013.


A 3-year carers support project - 'Walk Together for Brightening Life' was launched in May 2013, which aims at brightening carers' life by providing holistic support to aged parents of disabled persons.


'Everjoy - Home Care Service for Persons with Severe Disabilities' has moved in the new office at Shun Lee Estate in Jan 2013. Our team would provide continuous support and quality service to service users and carers in sustaining their community living.


'Mind-Lock Memory and Cognitive Training Centre' which is located at Choi Ha Estate in Kowloon Bay, commenced its services to serve senior people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their families since Jan 2013.

2012

Nov 2012, Christian Family Service Centre Dental Services Limited was recognised as a charitable institution by Inland Revenue Department.


Oct 2012, 'Causeway Bay Chinese Medicine Health Centre' has started serving people living or working in Hong Kong Island.


Sept 2012, the Agency first expanded the self-financing services in Causeway Bay district, 'CFSC Professional Talent Training Centre' was established.


May 2012, 'Serene Oasis' - Horticultural Therapy Garden of urban city, situated in Choi Hung with size of 7,000 sq feet, has opened to the public for use.


The 'Healthy Chinese Medical Centre' was established in Jan 2012 to provide a wide spectrum of Chinese medical services including acupuncture, moxibustion, bone setting and massage service.


'Inauguration Ceremony of the Newly Renovated CFSC Jockey Club Building was held in Jan, signified the new development of our services and related facilities.

2011

'Tsui Lam Day Care Centre for the Elderly', located at Tseung Kwan O, commenced service in Dec 2011.


'Tsui Ping Community Service' started the Employment Service in Nov 2011, providing support and employment opportunities to job seekers in Kwun Tong.


A new team under the Integrated Youth Services namely 'YOU CAN - potential exploration unit' was established in Sept 2011 with a mission to facilitate people's self development and build up healthy life by means of art and sport activities. 


The Opening Ceremony of 'Christian Family Service Centre - The Chinese University of Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Centre for Training and Research (Ngau Tau Kok)' was held in July 2011. 

The Agency rented the land in around 75,000 square feet at 2 Kwun Tong Road from Lands Department to develop 'Urban Oasis Project'.

2010

Nov 2010, sponsored by the 'Bank of China', new 'Mind Lock Memory & Cognitive Training Centre' has been set-up, to provide training and assessment to those patients who are suffering from cognitive impairment through 'Intellectual, Physical and Spiritual' ways.


Oct 2010, subsidized by the 'Social Welfare Department', a 'Mental Health Multi Services Centre-Wellness Zone' has been set up at Tseung Kwan O and providing one-stop services to residents and ex-mentally ill persons.


Oct 2010, with financial support from the 'Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust', a pioneer project - 'Learning Family' has been started to convey healthy, happiness and harmony message to the public.


June 2010, both "Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged" and the 'Royal Bank of Scotland' sponsored us to start the "Auxiliary Professional Service".


April 2010, to provide quality services to new tenants, our 'Housing Advisory and Service Team (HAST)' extended its services to Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Tung Chung.

2009 Nov 2009, 'Choi Ying Day Care Centre for the Elderly' was established.
2008

Employee Service Programme was renamed as 'Vital Employee Service Consultancy'.


Oct 2008, 'Kwun Tong Community Rehabilitation Day Centre' was established.


Oct 2008, with subsidization by the "Social Welfare Department", the "Nanny Next Door – Neighborhood support Child Care" Project was initiated to avoid leaving children alone at home.


June 2008, funded by the "Community Chest of Hong Kong", the "Zero Toxin – Youth Mental Health Project" was started to organize concerted efforts in helping the youth to keep away from drugs.


April 2008, funded by the "Hong Kong Housing Advisory", the "Tin Shui Wai Housing Advisory and Service Team (HAST)" was established to help new tenants in renovation and adaptation.

2007 "Home Café" was opened for business.
May 2007, "Youth Leap Education Centre" was renamed "Wui Ching College" and registered at the Education Bureau.
March 2007, "Yam Pak Charitable Foundation King Lam Home for the Elderly", was approved by the "Social Welfare Department" and transformed into a residential home for rendering continuous caring services to the elderly.
2006 Hearty Anti-Poverty Project for Youngsters (HAPPY) program was started.
March 2006, Yang Chen House was approved by Social Welfare Department and transformed into a residential home for rendering continuous caring services to the elderly.
2005 The a pilot project "PATHS to Adulthood" was launched.
Oct 2005, subsidized by the Social Welfare Department, we started the "Wong Tai Sin Enhanced Home and Community Care Services"
2004 Mr. Kwok Lit-tung succeeded to lead the Agency meeting new challenges to forge ahead.
Oct 2004, Family Counseling Unit was integrated into our Family Service and renamed as the "Family Energizer (Integrated Family Service)".
2003 The Third Director Miss Nora Yau Ho-chun retired at the end of 2003 after serving the Agency for 20 years.
To restructure our integrated services for the elderly, two of our "Multi-Service Centres for the Elderly" had transformed to "Day Care Centres for the Elderly".
2002 "Integrated Rehabilitation Services" and "Holiday Care Services and Home-based Training for Mentally Handicapped Persons" was set up.
Sponsored by the "Building Department", the "Social Service Team in the Buildings Department" was set up, aiming to help theresidents to tackle the problems they encountered in the redevelopment process.
The "Youth Leap Education Centre" was established.
July 2002, co-organized with the faculty of Chinese Medical of The Chinese University in Hong Kong, we set up the Chinese Medical Clinics.
2001 Supported hostel for ex-mentally ill persons – "On Yue & On Yee Supported Hostel" was set up.
"Sex Resource & Counselling Centre for the Elderly" was launched.
"Lai Chi Single Parent Centre" was funded by Social Welfare Department to set up for providing various support services to single parents.
Mobilized dental services for the Elderly" was started to business.
"Jackie Chan King Lam Youth Centre" was developed into the "Self-financed Jackie Chan Whole Person Development Centre."
April 2001, with subsidization of the Social Welfare Department, "Kwun Tong Enhanced Home and Community Care Services" set up.
Jackie Chan Whole Person Development Centre Jackie Chan Whole Person Development Centre
Mr Kwok Lit-tung, The 4th Chief Executive of CFSC Mr Kwok Lit-tung, The 4th Chief Executive of CFSC
Nanny Next Door – Neighborhood support Child Care "Nanny Next Door – Neighborhood support Child Care"
Mind Lock Memory & Cognitive Training Centre "Mind Lock Memory & Cognitive Training Centre"

90s - New headquaters building for service expansion and integration

1998

March 1998, with the funding support of "Hong Kong Jockey Club Charitable Trust""Social Welfare Department" and other philanthropists, our Headquarters' Reconstruction Project was started in 1995 and completed in 1998.
Our new Headquarter was reconstructed from 2-level storey house to 10th Floor Building, provided much larger space for service development in line with varied service needs in a rapidly changing society. New launched services including "Cheerland Child Care Centre" , "Cheerland Kindergarten""True Light Villa District Elderly Community Centre""True Light Villa Day Care Centre for the Elderly""Dick Chi Day Activity Centre cum Hostel", "Dental and other Medical Clinics".


"Whole Person Development Centre" was opened to support children, youth and their families.

1997 Three "Small Group Homes" for mild mentally handicapped children began to provide services in Tseung Kwan O.
1996

The Foundation Stone Laying of "The Jockey Club Headquarters Building".


Our first women protection centre – "Serene Court" was set up to provide 24-hour emergency lodging and counseling services for women and their children who are suffering from domestic violence.

1995 Our second Day Care Centre for Elderly – "Wang Tau Hom Day Care Centre for the Elderly" was launched.
The "Supported Employment Service for the Disabled" was set up.
1993 "Yang Chen House", our first home for the elderly, was moved to Tseung Kwan O in alignment with the government's plan to develop Tiu Keng Leng.
Our "Industrial Social Service was developed into "Employee Service Programme".
Our first day nursery – Tak-Tin Day Nursery was opened.
1992 With the sponsorship of "Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation", we initiated "Jackie Chan King Lam Youth Centre".
1991 Began to develop rehabilitation services and set up "Tsui Lam Sheltered Workshop and Half-way House" in Tseung Kwan O.
Our second elderly residential home “Yam Pak Charitable Foundation King Lam Home for the Elderly” was opened.
1990 "Mutual Support Programme" was launched to address the needs of maltreated women.
Initiated "Family Aide Service".
'Mutual Support Programme' 'Mutual Support Programme'
The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of 'The Jockey Club Headquarters Building' in 1996 The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of "The Jockey Club Headquarters Building" in 1996
Opening Ceremony of the Headquarters Building after Re-construction Opening Ceremony of the Headquarters Building after Re-construction
Mr. Tung Chee-hwa, Former Chief Executive of HKSAR visited CFSC Mr. Tung Chee-hwa, Former Chief Executive of HKSAR visited CFSC

80s - Headquarters Rebuilt to meet service needs

1988 with the financial support of four factories in Kwun Tong, we developed the "Industrial Social Service".
1987

the headquarters was too weather-beaten and too small to meet the expanding demand for social services, so the Board of Directors decided in 1987 to rebuild the headquarters.


"Clinical Psychological Service" was set up.


the first "Multi-Service Centre for the Elderly" was opened.

1985 "Afterschool Care Service" was provided for those children who parents were working outside.
our first "Day Care Centre for the Elderly" was set up in Kowloon East.
1984 "Single Parent Service" was launched.
1983 after served for 26 years, the second Director Miss Doris Caldwell retired.
Miss Nora Yau Ho Chun was succeeded the position of Director.
1982 establishment of "Outreaching Health Service"
started "Adult Education" for people aged 18 or above, to help them pursue further study and enrich their life.
1980 "Tsui Ping Community Development Project" was launched to act as the bridge between residents and Housing Authority and help residents to tackle the problems in redevelopment process.
Joint visit by a team of nurse & social worker in 'Outreaching Health Service' Joint visit by a team of nurse & social worker in 'Outreaching Health Service'
Miss Nora Yau Ho-chun, The 3rd Chief Executive of CFSC Miss Nora Yau Ho-chun, The 3rd Chief Executive of CFSC
Retirees Education Programme Graduation Retirees Education Programme Graduation
Ribbon cutting ceremony in the Charity Walk for the reconstruction of headquarters building Ribbon cutting ceremony in the Charity Walk for the reconstruction of headquarters building

70s - We achieved sustained development in diversified service

1979 the "Industrial Social Service" was initiated to provide workers with enquiry service on labour legislation, labour education and fellowship services.
"Children Centre" commenced operation to address the growth needs of those parents who were burdened with big families and poorly educated.
started to operate "Lei Yue Mun Neighbourhood Level Community Development Project" to improve the environment and living quality of the residents.
1977 the "Elderly Mutual help Centre" was established to encourage the elderly in the community to better use their time and potentials and live group life.
"Home Help Service" which provided care for the needy elderly referred by district groups and hospitals began to operate.
1976 "Family Life Education Service" was launched to advocate harmony among family members.
1974 the "Community Development Services" was set up to improve the living environment of the thousand-odd residents in the resettlement areas at Hong Ning Road and Hip Wo Street, and help them move into public houses earlier.
1972 "Yang Chen House", the Agency's first home for the elderly, was opened at Tiu Keng Leng.
the "Youth-oriented School Social Work Unit" commenced its operation.
On-site Visit of Elderly Centre by Lady Maclehose in 1972 On-site Visit of Elderly Centre by Lady Maclehose in 1972
Historical Outlook of 'Yang Chen House' Historical Outlook of "Yang Chen House"
School Social Work – Learning Centre School Social Work – Learning Centre
Tsui Ping Estate, Kwun Tong (commonly known as 'Kai Liu') Tsui Ping Estate, Kwun Tong (commonly known as "Kai Liu")

60s - Growth in KOWLOON EAST

1965

establishment of first "Health Centre" in the fields of NGOs.


the Agency was renamed as “Christian Family Service Centre” and moved to a two-storied building at 3 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong to answer the call of the government to develop new towns and serve the people in need in Kowloon East.


the Agency focused on serving low-income and feeblebodied people, therefore, although the Centre itself was poorly furnished, it sought government support to build 56 and 46 concrete cottages in Chuk Yuen and Tiu Keng Leng respectively for the newly arrived refugees.


the Agency began to provide enquiry and family counselling services in 1964. In particular, the Handicraft Department, which aimed to promote self-reliance, assigned sewing homework and paid them on piecework basis; and later the Department trained people to make exquisite handicrafts, which were exported and well received overseas. There was also a showroom on 2/F, 191 Prince Edward Road.

Mid 1960 "Elders Group" was set up and started to provide regular service to group members.
Health Centre Health Centre
Historical Outlook of 'CFSC' Historical Outlook of "CFSC"
Chuk Yuen cottages housing Chuk Yuen cottages housing
The Handicraft Department The Handicraft Department

50s - Starting to SERVE PEOPLE

End 1950 "Family Consulting and Counseling Service" was set up at first of its kind in Hong Kong.
1958 Miss Doris Caldwell was sent to take over Miss Boone's work in 1957 for sustained development of the Agency in response to social needs.
1956 our Headquarter was moved to Ground Floor, 221 Sai Yee Street in Mong Kok.
1955 our Headquarter was established at 3/F, 212 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok and started to provide social service to the society.
1954 the “Christian Family Service Centre” was founded by Miss Muriel Boone, a United Presbyterian missionary.
Founder of CFSC-Miss Muriel Boone. Founder of CFSC-Miss Muriel Boone.
Presbyterian Casework Centre – A Family Centre for Mandarin Refugees. Presbyterian Casework Centre – A Family Centre for Mandarin Refugees.
Miss Doris Caldwell was sent to take over Miss Boone's work in 1957. Miss Doris Caldwell was sent to take over Miss Boone's work in 1957.
The headquarters building of the Agency was moved to Mong Kok. The headquarters building of the Agency was moved to Mong Kok.