HELP for Domestic Workers is an NGO established in 1989, empowering migrant domestic workers to gain access to justice and receive fair and equal treatment in Hong Kong. Our model empowers migrant domestic workers through advice & assistance, awareness & education, and empowerment & peer support. We understand their needs in a non-judgemental manner and support those who need them. We recognise that our beneficiaries often need a holistic solution. Hence, we provide advice on legal questions, case counselling, education on rights and responsibilities, outreach services, emergency shelter, and mental well-being support.
HELP also provides a space for employers to seek advice on domestic workers’ rights and entitlements. We believe sustainable change can only be made by working with domestic workers and employers.
We envisage a strong and prosperous society in Hong Kong where all migrant domestic workers are treated fairly, their legal rights are ensured, and they are valued for the contribution that they make as employees to society.
To ensure that migrant domestic workers gain access to justice and receive fair and equal treatment under the law. Our commitment is to work impartially with migrant domestic workers and employers.
Barrister James Collins founded us in 1989 in response to the acute need for migrant domestic workers to receive access to justice through rights education, advice and assistance. The resources provided by HELP grew in lockstep with the exponential demand for our services. As Hong Kong developed and transformed, so did migrant domestic workers’ needs in scale and the complexity of services required. Therefore, there was a need for HELP to grow and change to serve the community better and ensure access to justice for migrant domestic workers. In 2021, HELP Ltd. was established as an independent charity under Sec 88 of the Inland Revenue Department.
What We Do
We believe engaging domestic workers and employers can achieve sustainable change by building mutually beneficial relationships. Through our programmes, we aim not only to bridge the gap between domestic workers and employers but also to create pathways for access to justice for both parties.