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The Somerset West Night Shelter
“….I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room” Matthew 25:36

The Somerset West Night Shelter was established in 1988; at 71 Church street Somerset West on land leased from the City of Cape Town. A committee, who offer their services voluntarily, raises funds and oversea the general running of the shelter. The first committee members raised the money for the buildings. The main building consists of male and female dormitories, with full bathrooms, a communal area for eating and entertainment and a kitchen. We can accommodate up to 42 men and 12 women. During winter we have a Winter Campaign where we are pushed to maximum capacity with extra beds in our skills rooms.

When someone arrives at the shelter we assist them by providing secure overnight sleeping accommodation, an evening meal and breakfast and ablution facilities with warm showers.  Social work services are given such as counselling, identity document applications, social grant applications, pension applications, liaising with other organisations such as old age homes, clinics and hospitals. Various workshops are given like the HIV awareness program.

The shelter can be full, however we can offer help to people with a warm plate of food, a shower, clothes and a waterproof sleeping bag.

Objectives:

  • To provide temporary shelter for homeless adults living on the streets in the Helderberg District.
  • To undertake the social rehabilitation of destitute and homeless adults, assisting with physical, spiritual and economical needs towards self-reliance and re-integration into society.
  • To promote community awareness of social problems giving rise to and associated with vagrancy, and to encourage the participation of the public in the alleviation of such problems.

Other Secondary objectives:

  • To assist in providing opportunities and platforms to develop and establish other centres of support for the homeless in the Helderberg District.
  • To support network structures dealing with social welfare relating to homeless adults.

 

We are registered as:

  • Non- profit Organisation in terms of the Non-Profit Organisation Act, 1997. Registration Number 004-284 NP

 

  • Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) Registration Number 930 000 494 PBO

A not-for-profit company in terms of section 10 of the new Companies Act, or another association registered with the South African Revenue Services (SARS) in terms of section 30(1) of the Income Tax, No 58 of 1962. Profits are not to be distributed to its members.

  • SARS Tax Clearance certificate 9427077178 – Good Standing

The donor will be issued with a Tax certificate. This certificate is issued in terms of section 18A of the income tax act of 1962, to confirm that the amount of the donation is deducible from the donor’s income in terms that section. The donor will be issued with a Tax certificate. This certificate is issued in terms of section 18A of the income tax act of 1962, to confirm that the amount of the donation is deducible from the donor’s income in terms of that section. Please ensure that you attach the certificate to your income tax return.

 

  • B-BBEE Status Level 4 as per the B-BBEE Act

Having a B-BBEE scorecard is requested by many donors as part of the good governance approach to the partnership so we feel that it is something we need to be able to produce.

We are positioned as a NPO to partner with companies regarding B-BBEE.
This enables us to raise donations from each of the pillars of the B-BBEE scorecard, including skills development, learnerships, enterprise and socio-economic development and ownership. (Supplier development and management control are pillars that can easily be a source of funding)

 

  • Health, Fire, Safety, Electrical, Gas, Water, Beetle compliant.

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