Tung Wah Group of Hospitals was established in 1870, with 151 community services centres, including 43 elderly services centres, 49 youth and family services centres, 42 rehabilitation services centres and 17 traditional services centres. Tung Wah’s community services aim at providing a spectrum of social welfare services catering to the needs of families, children and youth, the elderly and the disabled, as well as Chinese traditional services for the community in accordance with the main theme “Quality Care, Holistic Development”.
In response to the upsurge of sexual violence and domestic violence in Hong Kong in the past decade, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals CEASE Crisis Centre, which is a multi-purpose crisis intervention and support centre, commenced services in 2007. It aims to serve victims of sexual violence and individuals / families encountering domestic violence or other family crises. Its comprehensive support services include 24-hour hotline service, immediate outreaching service and short-term accommodation service. The service objectives are to help needy individuals and their families handle immediate crisis for preventing deterioration of problems, and to link them to health care and / or social service units at an early outburst for providing effective and coordinated services.
In particular, CEASE Crisis Centre provides one-stop comprehensive support services to adult sexual violence victims at where they are locating. Apart from offering crisis intervention and emotional support, the social worker acts as a case manager to liaise with different sectors, including police, medical, legal and welfare units, so as to ensure the victims getting timely services and being protected from repeating their traumatic experiences. Follow-up counselling as well as short term accommodation service are also the integrated components of the services that facilitate the victim’s recovery and resiliency