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 […]

Mandela Day with Gloria Botha Students

Letter from Gloria Botha School: Learners were informed of the care supplied to the homeless at the night shelter. We used R50 of our class funds (which we collect by selling hotdogs on Fridays) to buy 5 vouchers as our contribution for  Mandela Day.  Responsibility towards the community is part of the Life Skills curriculum. […]

The Night That Was

A week ago, this Blog noted that participants from The Night Shelter and Somerset West Round Table 31 would be spending the night out in the cold, in solidarity with those who have no choice but to live on streets. This effort was aimed at raising Awareness of The Night Shelter, as well as practical support. […]