Hong Kong’s first Community Living Room for young children’s development
The Community Living Room is a multi-use area for our community: a spacious activity space for low-income residents in the Sham Shui Po district; a recharge area for caregivers; a playhouse for young children; and a place to mingle for the elderly. Instead of creating a “service centre” where child caregivers have “cases,” we provide a relaxing environment where caregivers can engage with their peers and our professional staff. The Living Room is also a place that brings together those in the community to support vulnerable children and their families with a safe, comfortable environment and social resources.
The Living Room focuses on underprivileged families with children aged between 0 and 6 suffering from an ongoing lack of social support and limited physical space. By maintaining good health and providing adequate nutrition, responsive caregiving and opportunities for early learning in a safe, nurturing environment, we hope to (1) empower caregivers with proven childcare knowledge and physical & mental health support; (2) establish a harmonious family with a closer parent-child relationship; and (3) connect with the community by creating caregivers mutual support network.
Facilities and Services include:
Early Childhood Development Trainers help caregivers strengthen parent-child relationships through early learning opportunities. Services include:
- Facilitated Play Sessions
- Singing Activities
- Parent-Child Small Groups
- Baby Massage Class
- Intergenerational Harmony Activities
- Large-Scale Parent-Child Events
Through interactive parental education and guidance, we aim to enhance caregivers’ knowledge and techniques to support the development of their children. We also provide physical and mental health resources and assist caregivers in establishing a social network.
Early Childhood Development Trainers provide professional guidance for caregivers in response to their needs. Themed talks and workshops will be held to share up-to-date parenting knowledge.
Physical & Mental Health Support
- Caregiver emotional support groups
- Caregiver consultations, referrals and counseling
- Caregiver Lounge
We create a relaxing space for caregivers to get away from their hectic lives and connect with eachother. In order to help relieve stress, we organize small group activities like art therapy, herbal tea, sports and community workshops.