The HRT has been involved in the impoverished communities of the Overstrand since 1999, with a very successful track record of providing integrated "Community and Social Development" services and support to hundreds of Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Disadvantaged Families. All of our Social Workers, Community Development Assistans and our Social Carers live in our communities and are well aware of the challenges. They are well respected and trusted by the people, especially the children, and are able to continuously assess the activities that are taking place in the communities. This is especially important in the case of abuse of women and children and rape cases, as well as identifying vulnerable people who need support and assistance.
Over the last ten years we have managed to customise, streamline and integrate our services and support, based on the communities requirements, to provide a wide range of comprehensive services that target all of the vulnerable groups living in these communities.
In support of achieving our Vision of "Rebuilding the fabric of society in the impoverished communities of the Overstrand", our programmes have been specifically developed to focus on the 6 main problem areas.
Poverty, Malnutrition, Hunger, Child Morbidity, HIV and "Early Childhood Development".
Our flagship programme is "Parenting Worx". This "worldclass" programme has been developed and implemented in partnership with Stellenbosh University. it focuses on disadvanatged and single parent families with babies and toddlers, as well as pregnant women. The main aim is to provide, life, parenting and "early childhood development" skills to these parents, enabling them to rebuild family structures and prepare their children for a better future.
The Children's Circle of Support focuses on supporting and improving the quality of life of Orphans and Vulnerable Children providing them with psycho-social support and basic living requirements which includes meals, uniforms, after school activities and counselling.
The "Sponsor a Child" programme focuses on disadvantaged children and provides them with support and assistance to enable them to attend Creches, Grade R Centres and Schools.
The "HIV Care and Support Programme" runs in conjunction with the other programmes, and focuses on awareness and prevention as well as providing special care and counselling to HIV positive people, especially children and teenagers. The schools awareness and prevention programme, together with the "Support Groups" are very successful and achieving good results. Find out more about how these programmes are benefitting the people living in these impoverished communities.