The T Project runs the only shelter for homeless transgender women in Singapore. Beginning in 2014 with a small space at the attic of a shop house shared with another NGO, it has now expanded its scope of services (thanks to the kind support of individual donors) to better serve the transgender community.
The T Project shelter provides emergency, short-term, and long-term accommodation:
Emergency (Up to 7 days)
Short term (Up to 3 months)
Long term (Up to 6 months)
We only offer accommodations up to a maximum of 6 months. Any extension is subject to a review by The T Project and with a recommendation of a social worker.
for potential residents
The T Project welcomes you to apply for temporary stay at the shelter. We hope that in your stay, you will can take care of your basic needs and lead an independent life.
Before we are able to admit you into the shelter, we will require you to be attached to a social worker, who will manage your case. Your social worker will have to provide us a referral letter and a social worker report.
If you are unable to find a social worker, please let us know and we will refer you to a relevant organization.
We would like to emphasise that we provide a temporary accommodation to the homeless and those in need. All residents have to have a plan to seek permanent accommodations.
We will not accept walk-ins nor intermittent short stays.
for social workers
If you are looking to admit a client into our shelter, please drop us an email and we will provide more information. As of now we do not have a contact number and work solely through email and physical meetings.
We recommend you and your client go through our guidebook to see the rules and regulations in the shelter before admission.
All our residents are attached to a social worker, who manages the case and supports client matters outside of the shelter, including family, healthcare, and financial assistance.
The T Project shelter only provides temporary accommodation.
Residents are to make full use of their stay and improve their personal and financial situations. Shelter staff will counsel and assist residents to find appropriate solutions.
The T Project shelter will work with governmental and non-governmental agencies to offer programs to residents. These may include counselling, job matching services, addiction therapy, and public rental housing arrangements.
Duration and extension of stay is decided on a case-by-case basis. Committee members’ decisions are final and binding.
Residents can discharge themselves at any time if they are dissatisfied with the level of service at the shelter, or disagree with the shelter rules.
The T Project shelter is not under any obligation to help seek alternative accommodation, or other care of any sort, for residents.
Read more about our shelter admission and rules here.
Our mission is to support and make a positive impact on the transgender community, enabling them to lead more dignified and fulfilling lives.
For more information on shelter admission and rules,
if you are a referring social worker or an incoming resident, please view our guidebook.
If you have further enquiries about the shelter or any of The T Project’s programmes, contact us.
If you are an interested resident or a social worker seeking to admit your client, please drop us an email.