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New Arrivals in Hong Kong

It is never easy to begin a new life in another city. The first few days, months, or even years for new arrivals in Hong Kong is marked with all sorts of difficulties, problems and barriers. Aside from adjusting to a different culture and way of life, they face a lack of opportunities due to their qualifications causing further unemployment and financial problems. At the same time, their children experience learning pressures as they have to adjust to Hong Kong’s education system. This takes a toll on the overall well-being of the new arrivals.

The situation is even more pronounced among low-income or single parent families. Due to the lack of support networks in the community, they find it hard to integrate into society and build a sense of belonging.

Our services

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  • 2 Service Centres for New Arrivals (Mong Kok and Sheung Shui)
  • Food Programme
  • New Arrivals Induction Classes
  • Mutual Help Women’s Group
  • After-school Child Care and Interest Classes
  • Consultation and Counselling
  • Recreational, Community and Volunteer Activities
We believe that the marginalised and socially vulnerable groups of people are still capable of reaching their full potential and can contribute to the society. This can be achieved if we accept each other and are willing to extend a helping hand to them. To realise this dream, (since 1996), we have been providing new arrivals and students various services to help them overcome the barriers in their lives, adapt smoothly to their new environment and integrate into society. 

  • Provide food assistance for free; reduce the daily cost of food for low income families to meet the immediate and basic needs.
  • Organise inducation courses and personal growth development programmes for immigrant students to adapt to Hong Kong’s environment and education system, as well as to strengthen their learning ability and social networks.
  • Run women’s mutual help groups and help new arrival women to build and expand their social network.
  • Run after-school child care and interest classes to support the all-round development of students. The after-school child care services also look after those students who have special educational needs, and this can lower the burden of parents. 
  • Help new arrivals understand medical information and community resources, so that they can ask for assistance when necessary
  • Organise all kinds of visits, plus community and volunteering activities to facilitate exchange and understanding between the community and the locals. Also, we organise outdoor and recreational activities to help new arrivals reduce their psychological and emotional stress, so that their body and mind can develop positively.

Accept the marginalised socially vulnerable groups and build a community
that helps and loves each other

The Blessing Story

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“New immigrants are not necessarily traders or visitors whose bags roll across your feet. Some of them are nice and hardworking.”

– Ah Yue (Fish)