Phezukomkhono Social Services
Our primary focus is empowerment through the acquisition of skills and education.
For example we teach people reading and writing skills. We know that these skills are the foundation for effective and sustainable social development.
Many people care for children, some not even their own. Whether due to parents passing away or due to a number of other reasons, many are served a plate of circumstances they are not prepared for. We help them by giving them the skills needed to manage and cope with the demanding role of caring for a child.
Planting seeds, caring for and harvesting plants is another aspect taught by our organisation that gives the community the skills required for them to successfully grow gardens that flourish.
Product creation skills using environmentally friendly materials We give community members the opportunity to learn to create various products using materials including reclaimed timber, building products like, tables, benches and kennels. The participants are soon on their way to becoming aspiring carpenters and craftsman alike. Our association with Heart Eco has been hugely supportive of our initiative.
We recognise the unequivocal connection between ones health and the environment and how the two work in unison. We teach the community how to properly care for their health and the health of those around them as well as how to care for their environment.
South Africa has the largest population of people with HIV of any country in the world sitting at 5.9 million. We focus on teaching people living with disease, how to manage, treat and cope with it. With the ever improving development of effective Antiretroviral medication it is possible to live a full and happy life. We show the community that this is possible and give them the tools they need to live the life they want, despite the disease.
Founder – Vincent Mfeka
Umkhunya Mission Far
072 808 0374
Fund Raising Number
Careline Crisis Centre
We are actively involved in our community with various outreach programmes and school projects. We sponsor 350 Molweni orphans with food, clothing, stationary, etc. Our awareness and prevention programmes regarding substance abuse are carried out at many schools. We do drug and alcohol testing at schools, companies and on site Careline. We also assist with helping establish other smaller crisis centres. Visit Careline Community Projects for more information.
We also operate a large halfway house accommodating 50 beneficiaries providing post trauma recovery. Beneficiaries include those recovering from chemical addiction which is a growing problem in all countries. We place much emphasis on life-skills training which remedies the primary cause leading to addiction in the first place.
We are excited when we see lives made whole and even more excited when we see those who’ve been made whole themselves becoming catalysts of change.
36 Assagay Road, Assagay, 3610
Help Desk Ph / Fax
(031) 765 1587 / (031) 765 1314
082 787 6452 / 082 822 7981
P.O. Box 1910
Horizon Farm has been born out of the dream to establish a caring place providing lifelong accommodation and meaningful occupation for mentally disabled adults. The trust was founded in 1994 by parents of intellectually challenged children, recognizing the need for after school services and a stimulating, therapeutic and loving environment.
The outdoor lifestyle offered by the 30 acre farm purchased in 2004, in combination with trained and dedicated staff, ensures meaningful occupation, opportunities for growth and development for every resident. Therapeutic intervention ranges from daily chores in the care for small animals, work in the grounds and the vegetable garden to the care for the nine horses on the farm. Animal assisted therapy and horse assisted therapy in particular are an important ground stone for the services provided by the Horizon Farm Trust.
The dream to build a supportive living space for mentally impaired adults has grown to expand the services to benefit children with disabilities and learners from the local communities. Close to 25 permanent residents and approximately 30 visiting children a week take advantage of the holistic stimulation schedule offered by Horizon Farm. Ad hoc intervention, recreational and therapeutic programmes for at-risk-youth include short stay opportunities, camping facilities and guided community service placements. The Horizon Farm Trust provides a unique set of services and is faced with an increasing waiting list.
Responsible entrepreneurship, ranging from employing formerly disadvantaged locals, the use of renewable energy and sustainability, are vital principles. The Horizon Farm is a registered charity with exemption from section 18(A) of the Income Tax Act.
Our organisation is home to approximately 20 mentally and physically impaired adults, small animals like rabbits, guinnea pigs, cats, dogs, pigs and chickens and six happy horses. Visitors and regular volunteers add quality of life, excitement and much needed interaction with wider society and all our beneficiaries, staff members and animals.
Whether you would like to help with our horse programme, make music with our residents, help care for our small animals, help prepare a meal or get involved in any way, please call the office at 031 769 1433 to make arrangements.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
+27 (0) 31 769 1433
+27 (0) 83 261 0639
+27 (0) 84 729 1990