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Welcome Message

Welcome to our website.

With a commitment to “help people to overcome their difficulties and rebuild a new life”, the Social Welfare Bureau has been working closely with an array of social service-oriented NGOs to offer citizens of Macao SAR with a wide spectrum of social services dedicated to families, the community at large, children, youth and the elderly, rehabilitation, prevention and treatment of drug dependence, problem gambling and social reintegration. It endeavors to deliver quality social services to the public and works collectively to create a harmonious society where everyone can enjoy a happy life.

The year 2016 marked a new stage in social services for Macao, with the structural reorganization of the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS), the enforcement of the Law on Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence, the commencement of Ten-Year Programmed of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation Services, the introduction of the Healthy Life Education Centre, and the official implementation of the new subsidy system. Looking ahead, the IAS will continue to promote the development of social services in Macao. At the same time, in line with the Five-year Development Plan (2016-2020) of the Macao SAR, it will strive to build a more harmonious and livable city to further improve people’s livelihood.

We have created this website to provide citizens and visitors of Macao with easy and convenient access to all kinds of information about our Bureau. It contains details about our services and hotspot information, hotlines, advisory committees, thematic websites and latest news. This website serves as a platform for communication where you could learn about the policies and work of the IAS.

Welcome to our website where you will find information concerning our policy and work. As comments are very valuable and crucial to our policy formulation, please do not hesitate to forward your opinions and suggestions regarding our website and services, via email (pr@ias.gov.mo) or by post, to Social Welfare Bureau, Estrada do Cemitério, n° 6, Macao.

Our website shall be maintained up-to-date with enriched content to keep you informed of timely news and information.

Vong Yim Mui 
February, 2017