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.  

Thank You to Jackie & Hugh

Recently we were joined by Jackie from Vetus Schola, she is the kennel manager and Hugh from Helderberg Crime Watch.  They have been a great support to our team at the shelter and come to our rescue when we need their assistance. They lead the way on the night that we reached out to the […]


Is celebrated each year on the 10th of October and this year the staff of the Nightshelter together with members of Helderberg Crime Watch  went out into the streets of Somerset West to hand out soup, sandwhiches and waterproof sleepingbags to the  homeless. With this effort we reached 50 people on the streets .

SPONSOR A BED with new linen @ R600 per bed

Duvet covers, inners & pillows We would like to give the bedding a makeover by purchasing two sets of matching duvets for all 54 beds. We will start with the woman’s as there are only 12. Each bed will cost R600 to makeover, which includes 2 duvet covers, two sheets, pillow, pillow protector and duvet […]

Heritage Day celebrations with a BRAAI

Monday the 24th September, Life Church hosted a braai for the clients of the Night Shelter to celebrate Heritage Day, which is now also fondly known as braai day. Donations of snoek , boerewors, pan cakes and rolls were received and the Life Church supplied the salads, cool drinks , snacks and deserts. It started […]

This week the Youth For Christ Team 12, known as Buyela visited the Somerset West Night Shelter, had the opportunity to meet some of the people and serve them supper. “We had a great time and I was surprised to see how happy some of the people were despite their obvious circumstances” said one of the team […]


On Women’s Day the Somerset West Night Shelter had a celebration tea with special guest Diana Ferrus.  She is the well know poet who wrote the poem “I’ve come to take you home” in honour of Sarah Baartman affectionately known as Saartjie.  What an amazing woman Diana is, we were so grateful, she shared her […]

At lease two more shelters are urgently needed in the Helderberg

Thank you to Ian Greer from HSPC and Councillor Stuart Pringle for the recent letters in the District Mail. The issues of homelessness and people in need is one that should be in constant conversation amongst those that have the privilege of food, accommodation and a livelihood. I am reminded daily of the wealth in […]