Card Making Workshop

On Tuesday the 7th of February, the Bible Study Group of ladies from Life Church shared a morning of craft fun with the ladies from the Somerset West Night Shelter. It was a very special day as it was the first time for everyone to let their creative juices flow.  With double sided tape sticking on fingers and paper, butterflies and ribbon to […]

Feeding Hungry Souls

Every second Tuesday night at the Somerset West Night Shelter, those hungry for spiritual upliftment get together with our Christian ministry group to feed more than just their physical bodies. We set aside an hour or so to share the Good News with our residents and our aim is simply to provide a little inspiration, […]

HRAA supports renewal of the lease

The town ofSomerset Westsuffers from a serious problem of homeless people and others who are sometimes referred to as vagrants, etc.  This is particularly evident in the town centre, close to the site of the Night Shelter.  Efforts are being made by Councillors and various NGOs to solve this problem.     The CoCT’s imminent policy on […]

Did you know… October was Social Development Month?

Hottentots Holland High School and The Somerset West Night Shelter organised a meal packing event under the supervision of Stop Hunger Now SA on the 5th of November 2011 at the Waterstone Village in Somerset West. A total of 3 000 meals were packed in 2 hours. These meals will be distributed to families and […]

Art ‘n Wine Auction

We are very grateful for the support we received on Saturday past. We managed to raise R16 000 which was great for a quickly organised event. Without support from friends and committee members it wouldn’t have been possible. The Night Shelter is in a very volatile position with everyone feeling the crunch of the recession […]

Tekkie Town donate shoes

Take a look at Nazleah our administrator receiving a donation from Takkie Town! Takkie Town Donation

Visit to the Ark

Last week Thursday Andre Venter and I took a ride on our bikes to visit Pastor Ralph @ the Ark. We were so blessed to see what an incredible work they are doing there.  They have over 300 men from various walks of life, situations and circumstances.  Their vegetable garden is the main activity which keeps they guys […]


The end of the year is fast approaching.  I mentioned I would give feedback after the AGM, well to say that it was an entertaining eventful meeting would be an understatement!  For the first time in many years we had over 50 people attend.  This is fantastic news.  The Shelter and the homeless people who […]

AGM Tonight

We are looking forward to the AGM tonight at the venue of LIFE Church, 6 pm sharp!  Erin Georgiou the Senior Editor of JOY! Christian magazine, Hassan Khan the CEO of the Haven who manage 14 shelters in and around Cape Town, plus numerous councillors and CITY of Cape Town Government representatives will be attending.  […]

Meet Max!

The Somerset West Night Shelter would like to thank to Dr Karin Wilson and staff who have taken on our Labrador Max as their social welfare contribution to the community. Max was given to the Shelter at the beginning of the year by a Somerset West resident who was immigrating. He is two years old, […]