Mr Edwin Yim has been the Director of AWWA Family Services since 2012. Overseeing AWWA Family Service Centre and AWWA Transitional Shelter, Edwin aims to deliver the promise of a bright future to families and individuals. His personal mission to “be a friend to the poor” has touched many lives. With involvement in social services dating from childhood and his parents’ work with the Department of Social Welfare, Edwin’s experience is personal as well as professional: he has modelled his own work on his family’s commitment to improving the lives of others. He strongly believes that provision of better quality services comes through investing in professionalism and better tools for staff. Throughout his career, Edwin has transformed agencies into consistent high performance-focused cultures with better operations and management.
Prior to joining AWWA, Edwin held Centre Head positions for a Day Activity Centre under the TOUCH Community Services for persons with mild intellectual disability, as well as for RiverLife Centre for Youth.
Edwin holds a Bachelor of Psychology, a postgraduate Diploma in Disability Studies and a graduate Diploma in Social Work. He is a registered social worker, a therapist in mediated learning experience and solution focus brief therapy. He has also attended the Non-Profit Management Programme for the 21st Century by Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He once served as a member of the Social Service Office – Family Service Centre (SSO – FSC) Business Integration Sub-Committee at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and a member of the Steering Committee for the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Endowed Research Fund. Edwin was once a speaker at ASEAN Community-Based Healthcare Forum.