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Home-Start South Africa

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Home-Start South Africa. 18 Mowbray Avenue. Western Extension. Benoni. 1501 Gauteng RSA

Erica Strydom, National Director, Home-Start South Africa.
Telephone: +27 118451116
Email: erica@homestart.org.za
Website: www.homestart.org.za


Origins

Home-Start was introduced to South Africa in September 2001 from the United Kingdom by Anne Hart, the founder and first director of Home-Start South Africa who was mobilized by the conviction that this preventive service would make a positive impact on the problems facing South African families and Aids orphans living in child-headed households or with foster parents. This conviction has proved to be right and we have successfully helped parents through seriously difficult times and prevented children from being institutionalized. Home-Start South Africa began, in 2001 with one scheme (branch) in Benoni. In 2004 a second was opened in Daveyton.

Our activities

Home-Start South Africa offer supportive services for families with young children We have two schemes with approximately 40 volunteers supporting over 62 families in various ways.

Home-Start also offers play therapy and assessments for children aged 4-10 years at the Benoni scheme. The Daveyton scheme runs a Bereavement Programme for HIV orphans, and over 150 children and their families have benefited from this programme between 2011 and 2014. Home-Start South Africa also runs Parenting Programmes which have proven to be a great help to parents that are struggling to discipline their children.

In the last year, most of our fundraising has come from our fundraising efforts and the charity shop at our Benoni branch. We have also received ad hoc donations from some kind individuals or corporations.

Future plans

Home-Start South Africa would like to extend their existing services to families in Benoni, Daveyton and surrounding areas and become a good resource for families and children in these areas.Home-Start South Africa photos of families

Updated 24th Jan 2015


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