About Us / Overview
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Overview

Since 1952, Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) has been working towards a humane and just society. We provide the needy with suitable, professional and quality services genuinely. We care for the disadvantaged and the neglected. We uphold our vision of “Towards a Benevolent and Just Society, Holistic Development for All” by instilling hope, advocating justice and promoting harmony for our people and society.

Goal and Objectives

Hong Kong Christian Service is dedicated to promoting Christian Service for "The Healing and Growth of People" in the Hong Kong community by:

  1. Providing treatment, guidance and education for those who are in need physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially or spiritually;
  2. Identifying unmet human needs, and developing new and innovative services to meet such needs;
  3. Mobilising Christians and the general public to concern and support social services;
  4. Advocating more adequate social welfare policies in Hong Kong, so that all citizens may be protected and cared for;
  5. Joining with the churches of Hong Kong in working out a servant-hood lifestyle that will have an exemplary impact on the community; and
  6. Uniting with other ecumenical bodies throughout the world to help build a just, participatory and sustainable world society.
Belief

Rooted in the Christian faith, responding to the call of God, and imitating Jesus Christ in our service to the community

Rooted in the Christian faith, we seek to respond to the call of our God and to imitate the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word Incarnate, who entered our world and served selflessly. We strive to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God so as to build a just, peaceful and benevolent society in which the underprivileged and disadvantaged can also experience the blessings of God.

Vision

Towards a Benevolent and Just Society Holistic Development for All

To build a benevolent and just society that respects individual differences and embraces shared social responsibility, in order that everyone enjoys sufficient care, protection, and holistic development.

Mission

Instill Hope

To provide diversified, effective and professional services to various social groups, especially the disadvantaged with specific needs and limitations, serving in humility and working in partnership with all stakeholders.

Advocate Justice

To be the voice of the times, joining hands with citizens to participate in policy-making and reform in furtherance of a fair, just, balanced and sustainable society.

Promote Harmony

To be a peacemaker, bringing together different social groups, enabling them to break through barriers, achieve mutual understanding, and together cultivate a caring and inclusive social environment.

Core Value

People Centredness Caring for the Whole Person

We offer holistic services to enhance whole-person wellness, in recognition of the uniqueness, dignity, value and potential of every individual.

Professional Team Pursuing Excellence and Innovation

We uphold a team of sensitive, innovative, positive-minded and mission-driven staff who strive for excellence and continuous service improvement.

Benevolence and Justice Cultivating Fullness of Life

We advocate a benevolent and just society wherein each member can live life to the fullest, actively engaging in and enjoying the fruit of social advancement.

Logo of HKCS

Logo of HKCSThe logo of the Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) is represented by a boat which carries with it a cross and is sailing across the waves of the ocean.

The cross represents the faith and spirit of Christianity; the boat represents HKCS; the dots on the boat represent different age, gender, social status, ability, religion and race of people we are serving and our colleagues; and the curved lines underneath the boat represent the ocean, which is the world we are living in. The wavy ocean symbolises that the world is full of challenges; while the boat sailing across the ocean symbolises that although we live in this world, we do not belong here.

The logo symbolises that HKCS as an agency, is committed to serve people who are in need in this world.

History and Development
1952
The Church World Service based in New York and the Lutheran World Federation Department of World Service based in Geneva began their work in Hong Kong, setting up the Hong Kong Church World Service and the Lutheran World Service, Hong Kong respectively. Within the same year, the Hong Kong Christian Welfare and Relief Council were also established.
1960
The American Friends Lei Cheng Uk Friendly Centre merged with the Lutheran World Service, Hong Kong.
1967
The Hong Kong Church World Service merged with the Hong Kong Christian Welfare and Relief Council and became the Hong Kong Christian Service. It then turned into an auxiliary agency of the Hong Kong Christian Council.
1973
The Hong Kong Christian Service became the Service Unit of the Hong Kong Christian Council under its Division of Service.
1976
The Lutheran World Service, Hong Kong merged with the Hong Kong Christian Service and became the service arm of the Hong Kong Christian Council.
1978
The World Council of Churches' Migration Unit in Hong Kong also became an integral part of the Hong Kong Christian Service.
1986
The Hong Kong Christian Service was incorporated as a limited company under the Companies Ordinance. All Executive Committee members of the Hong Kong Christian Council are members of the Hong Kong Christian Service.

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