WHAT WE DO TO HELP YOU!
The Sizakuyenza team works with substance abuse victims that are mostly young males aged 13-25.
Our substance abuse programs include:
Through cooperation between the youth, experienced volunteers and our funders, this program changes lives and creates bright futures for whoever comes into our "house of smiles."
We counsel children and use alternative therapy to help them express themselves.
This 10-week program supports orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).
At present, our 6 facilitators care for about 40 children and 15 adults and provide them with both individual and group counselling at our shelter, where the children have a safe space to meet and play.
This Program is on a weekly basis after school.
Victim Empowerment (Safe House)
Our "House of Smiles" is a heaven for abused women and their children.
We host 20+ adults and 10+ children for three months or longer in an encouraging and motivating environment, until they are able to safely reintegrate into their own communities.
We also train the women in household skills and help them find employment so that they will be able to support themselves and their families.
They also receive one-on-one counseling sessions.
HIV Counseling for Adolescents
Mobile Wellness Vans
Along with our substance abuse programs, we also offer the unique mobile wellness vans that operate in surrounding townships, such as Philippi, Gugulethu and Khayelitsha.
The vans go directly to the doors of people in need, especially those who are too ill to travel, and offer general nursing as well as free HIV and AIDS testing.
The Women’s Network is a Cape Town-wide federation of grassroots savings groups whose mission is to support orphans and vulnerable children.
These community groups run modest soup kitchens, informal crèches and emergency shelters for kids and abused women.
The groups provide basic food items to malnourished people who are unable to generate income and suffer from deprivation and hunger.
The groups meet regularly to discuss the challenges in their neighbourhoods, as well as to co-ordinate their activities and to learn from one other.
Psycho Social Support
This program helps to identify and provide support to children as well as adults in poor communities who are experiencing or are vulnerable to various forms of abuse.
Our 6 trained facilitators offer guidance and early referral for those in need of professional intervention.
The program allows for continuous supervision of participants' well being and evaluation of their personal situations, until intervention is no longer needed.