Onverwacht Community Care of St Joseph’s
Onverwacht provides Holistic Care for patients and their families promoting quality of life, dignity in death and support in bereavement. Founded as a day clinic in response to the high volumes of critically ill patients were brought into the clinic in wheelbarrows suffering from HIV/AIDS. The services provided are:
Health Services: Health Prevention and Promotion, HCT, Support Groups, Social Mobilization.
Social services to Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programme: 7 Drop-in Centres and 1 Early Childhood Development Centre, nutritional support, dental care, educational support, Psycho-Social support, shelter and support, child protection services and legal assistance and technical training of staff to provide effective service to the children.
Youth Development: Educational support at High School and Tertiary Level, career guidance, leadership camps, skills development.
Training, Education and Capacity building: Community health care, child and youth care, Farming – egg laying, Internet Café, laundry and cleaning material products.
Community Led Development: established and on-going support for two communal gardens and 150 home gardens, bead work, bakery.
HOW WE HELPED THIS PROJECT
- Purchased computers and software.
- Supported their outreach feeding programme.
- Donated funds since 2008 to help develop a five hectare vegetable garden for the feeding programme.
- Held a Golder Employee Volunteer trip to build a playground and determine water levels near farmlands.