SOCIAL WORKER INTERVIEW #1

WHAT IS YOUR NAME Jacques HOW OLD ARE YOU 34 WHEN LAST DID YOU STAY IN A HOME 8 years ago WHERE DID YOU GROW UP East London HOW DID YOU ARRIVE IN THE HELDERBERG (IF NOT FROM THE HELDERBERG) My girlfriend’s mom brought me here HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THE SW NIGHT […]

Golf Day Fun!

The Somerset West Night Shelter tee’d off with a great start to their 2013 GOLFING event by receiving prizes and vouchers to the value of R57 000 across the field, provided by numerous sponsors, making it a bonanza day for the 66 players who participated.  All in all the funds raised were R102 000, with […]

LOVE NEIGHBOUR

The Night Shelter staff together with the Homeless Ministry of The Methodist Church, Church St had an outreach program to people living on the streets. There was a special church service under the theme LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR followed by Communion,after the service the shelter team served the clients with homemade soup and sandwiches. Sleeping bags […]

SHELTER TURNS 25!

The Somerset West Shelter is celebrating 25 years of operation during 2013.  We will be having 4 key fundraisers during the year, which are SW Mall Charity Book Fair, Gala evening at the Play House, Golf Day and an Art & Wine Auction.  We are hoping to raise R45 000 for replacing the mattresses.  We accommodate […]

FIRST CAR BOOT SALE

In January we attended our first Rotary CAR BOOT fundraiser event.  We appealed for donations and organised Shelter clients to helps sort and price.  We had so much stuff, including beautiful children’s clothes and toys. The crowd on the day was small both from the stand holders as well as attendance by the public point […]

Thank You – WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

We are busy organising the Christmas Day Gift boxes and can’t wait to bless our clients with them.  2013 has been one of our hardest years yet, we have had many struggles, but also in the midst of all the challenges, we have so much to be thankful for.  More and more people are getting […]

54 ‘SOMETHINGS’ for Christmas

Christmas Day is on it’s way and we would like to spoil the people we have in our care.  Most of us are blessed with family, gifts, fancy food and treats on this day.  Our lives are filled with abundance of good things.  The greatest gift is to share what you have and bless others. […]

Life on the Streets

This is such an interesting article that was on the front page of the TygerBurger on the 14 November.  Parkin from Preferred Future wrote: Mark Buhrer and Shane McConnachi, from Cape Town, took to the streets for a whole week, without the luxuries they are accustomed to in their lives as successful entrepreneurs – they called […]

Humble Prayers go out for the Helderberg Street People’s Centre

Ms Vuyokazi Matanzima (seen second row, second from left) from the City of Cape Town joined shelter staff, pastors, Ian Greer and the community at the Prayer Meeting for the Helderberg Street People’s Centre. Thank you Vuyo, your presence was appreciated.