The Sree Narayana Mission was established as a charitable organization in 1948 and its numerous welfare programmes have been beneficial to the community regardless of race, or religion. In addition to providing direct community service, the Mission also promotes educational and cultural activities.
Sree Narayana Guru after whom the Mission has been named was a philosopher and a social reformer. His teachings are aimed at promoting community togetherness and universal brotherhood.
The Mission has been a pioneer member of the Singapore Council of Social Service since the setting up of the Community Chest.
In 1979, the Mission responded to the cries for residential and institutional care for the destitute elderly and the Sree Narayana Mission Home for the Aged Sick was built. It occupied 4 residents at that time.
Just five years later in 1984, the Home was filled with 145 residents. The present day Home at 12 Yishun Avenue 5, with a 224-bed capacity was officially declared open by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, then Honourable Minister for Education, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam on 26 November 1994.
The Sree Narayana Mission Home for the Age Sick is an Institue of Public Character and all donations to the Home are Tax exempted.
The Home is now funded by the Ministry of Health(MOH) and the Community Chest.
Statistics of the Residents
Number of Residents: About 224
Race Ratio of Residents: 80% Chinese, 20% Indian
Mobility of Residents: 90% wheelchair-bound, 10% mobile