With reports of a massive storm due to hit Cape Town, Christ Church Kenilworth mobilised a response unit to house, feed and provide clothes for the homeless and vulnerable people in the community. New Hope was asked to assist and we were able to give our time over the course of the two days. Cars were sent out on Tuesday night. Everyone was welcome. Guests were initially hesitant. Some were even willing to to brave the rain so as to avoid having there things get taken. Even so we managed to get some 60 guests. Peanut butter sandwiches, soup, pasta, stew tea and coffee where consumed in abundance - Everyone had there fill. The volunteers worked in shifts, but most of our was time spent was getting to know our guests. We played pool, table tennis, chatted around a meal- the mood was very warm and relaxed. Read more...Read More
As massive storms hit Cape Town please be aware of all the shelters that are participating in the Winter Readiness program.
The City will support NGOs, NPOs and PBOs that provide shelter for homeless people by supplementing their available resources to enable more indigent people to benefit from their services.
The aim of the programme is to provide temporary mattress space during the winter period, between April and August 2017. The City will provide EPWP workers to assist with the cooking and cleaning, the making of food parcels, toiletries, mattresses and bedding.Read More
We sat down with 3 ex-homeless friends who told us about their time on the streets of Cape Town, South Africa. They share the reason why they became homeless and how they survived on the street. Listen in to find out more...Read More
Clicks are offering a free flu vaccination to the homeless.Read More