aLife Befrienders of Beleaguered Mothers (ALBUM)
Supporting women who need a friend, a listening ear and comfort during the difficult moments or periods of their life.
What do we do?
Owing to the multitude of social challenges unleashed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, aLife is witnessing a surge in the number of women seeking a listening ear, as well as emotional support to help them cope with their daily stress. In light of this, aLife started a Befrienders of the Beleaguered (ALBUM) Program, to assist women seeking friendship, emotional comfort and solace in their time of need.
ALBUM particularly caters to women who are looking for a heart-to-heart conversation with a fellow sister who understands her situation and who may, herself has been in a similar predicament in the past. Befrienders and clients are matched by our in-house caseworker based on the client’s past history, as well as her current domestic situation.
Who is ALBUM for?
How do we help?
Upon identifying a befriender-client pair, aLife will set up a preliminary meeting for them to meet and get acquainted at aLife’s premises. Once this has been established, the befriender will check in on her client weekly by phone. Apart from phone conversations, the pair are free to meet up once or twice a month, in a neutral outdoor setting, to allow for a more personal exchange.
Currently, aLife has successfully paired several female clients with volunteer befrienders, who have been invaluable sources of inspiration and a rock bed to our clients in their time of need and distress.
Our ultimate aim is to provide assistance to our clients to recognize and resolve their personal problems in a manner best befitting them. This can only be accomplished by getting them to first open up to a compassionate and empathetic listener, who may have been down the same path, and who can value-add and encourage the client to share her emotional burden, and if need be, seek the necessary treatment and professional help, should her situation call for it.
What is our purpose?
How can you help?
Support aLife in their mission to journey with the women in need by being an ALBUM Befriender or referring someone in need.