Featuring the support groups and health-related organisations in Fish Hoek, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, St James, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Glencairn and Clovelly


ANCHORS AWAY WORKSHOP Simonstown, is a secure working environment for intellectually and physically challenged members of our community. It provides opportunities for becoming self-sufficient and working with pride and dignity. The workers undertake contract work and enjoy monthly outings. For any queries please call Fran Spencer-Smith 021 786 1321  or  083 357 5822


The Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities and our 25 branches in the Western Cape work towards assisting persons with disabilities to become independent and integrated into the community.  Services are varied and include developmental social services, occupational therapy services, day care centres, work and employment, HR development, and Roll-In Shops which provide advice and information on assistive devices.  We also welcome invitations to host talks and exhibitions so as to sensitise the public on disability. Contact Erica Laspé or Evelyn Mostert on  021 555 2881 mailto:director@apd-wc.org.za ; mailto:marketing@apd-wc.org.za http://www.apd-wc.org.za


Baby Safe was birthed out of the recognition that nothing was being done to combat baby dumping in Cape Town. The organisation isavailable to intervene with abandoned infants found anywhere and its our desire is to help women who may find themselves in desperate circumstances. One of the consequences of the poverty in the Fish Hoek Valley is that newborn babies are literally being thrown away. Baby Safe is a legal, 24-7 drop off point King of Kings Baptist Centre (opp. Longbeach Mall) where mothers can anonymously leave their infants if they are not comfortable coming forward to discuss their situation. But it’s our aim to connect with at-risk pregnant women before they come to such a point. We offer counselling-related services and resources for the expectant mother and brand new mom. Baby Safe is also building a network of safes in areas of need throughout Cape Town and South Africa. Interested parties please see www.thebabysafe.org King of Kings Baptist Centre (opp. Longbeach Mall), Fish Hoek


Cape Mental Health Organisation offers services for people with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities and promotes mental health in general. Should you need more information about their services in your area, please contact their Head Office or visit their website: www.capementalhealth.co.za. mailto:info@cmhs.co.za http://www.capementalhealth.co.za/


Capricorn Community Learning Centre is a registered public adult learning centre. Classes are held at Capricorn Primary School in Muizenberg. Registration is R20 and classes are held from 6pm-9pm. For info on the level1 Grade 12 subjects offered, call Eric Mqambeli on 073 533 8850.


DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP, run by Dementia SA for the support of families who are dealing with Alzheimers and other dementias, meets every 2nd Friday of each month at 10.30 am  at Nerina Gardens, Valyland, Fish Hoek – for families in the South Peninsula. Ph Bridget Jenkins  021 786 3279  www.dementiasa.org


FISH HOEK-KOMMETJIE-NOORDHOEK WELFARE ASSOCIATION provides day care for children with special needs, Creative Stimulation Programmes, Therapy, recreational activities, Parent Support groups, Transference of care skills, Adult and Youth Support groups and counselling. For more information please phone/fax Lezanne de la Rey CEO FHKNWA Telephone: 021 785 5389 fhknw@telkomsa.net

HOKISA – Homes for Kids in South Africa

The focus of our work is caring for children living with and affected by HIV/Aids, full-time and in a family environment. When a child cannot be looked after by family members or neighbours, he or she is placed via the Magistrate’s Court at the HOKISA Home. A careful assessment of the situation of each child is part of the admission process. Where ever possible, family members are encouraged to keep in touch with the child. For more info contact executive director Robyn Cohen: Mailto://robyn@freedom.co.za . www.hokisa.co.za 


LIVING HOPE was initiated by the Fish Hoek Baptist Church with the aim of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, caring for and treating HIV/AIDS patients and providing community development through education, skills training and health-related programmes. We provide Hospice Care (22-bed ) & social services, support groups, poverty relief, community health work, counselling, home-based care, wound dressing, children’s / youth clubs,  job-creation, spiritual ministry & food parcels. Telephone: 021 785 5655

 Email: office@livinghope.co.za

 Living Hope also offers: Free health screening – blood pressure, blood sugar, TB and HIV testing done by mobile team. We are available to come to your business, workplace or meeting and offer education and health screening. For more info contact: Avril Thomas avril@livinghope.co.za      Ph: 021 784 2800


Nar-anon Support group, for families of drug addicts and alcoholics, meets every Mon at St Kiarans Church Hall, Fish Hoek at 8pm; Tuesdays at 8pm in the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Kalk Bay; Sundays at 5pm in the Scout Hall, bottom of Old Boyes Drive, Lakeside & Fridays at 7pm at Tokai Library, Tokai Road, Tokai.Ph Imogen 082 298 4955


Is your weight affecting the way you live your life? Does your eating behavior make you or others unhappy? Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.  We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees. We use a program of action based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous. Meetings Wednesdays 10am to 11am, Planet Kids, Wherry Road, Muizenberg. Telephone: 021 788 3070 andyben@mweb.co.za  Website: www.oa.org,  sms 084 645 2474


The Parkinson Association of SA provides information and support to patients, caregivers & families and is devoted to the support of research into the cause, treatment and cure of Parkinsons. The Parkinson Support Group usually meets (with exceptions) on the second Friday of every month at 09:30 for 10:00 am at St James Church, 3rd Ave, Kenilworth. Meetings start at 10 a.m. with a short exercise session, followed by a speaker who will talk on a subject related to Parkinsons Disease. Email Ingrid Pieper  ipieper@telkomsa.net  or ph 021 790 1914


People Living with Cancer is a NPO which aims to provide psycho-social support to all South Africans who have been diagnosed and are living with cancer. A large component of the support programme revolves around the use of “cancer buddy’s” who are volunteer cancer survivors. These survivors have been trained in how to assist newly diagnosed patients and their families by using their experience in successfully coping with the disease. Our contact details are: 076 775 6099 or info@plwc.org.za. Alternatively visit our interactive website – www.plwc.org.za


Pregnancy Help Centre  offers teenagers, women and men counselling, information and help as they deal with issues around an unplanned pregnancy or after an abortion. Pregnancy Help Centre is also an approved non-medical HIV testing site. Practical help is offered such as childbirth education and referrals to various social services e.g maintenance, adoption, rape counselling etc. All services are provided free of charge and confidentially to all sectors of the community. We are registered as a NPO under The Nceda Trust, a project of the Bay Community Church. Telephone: 021 788 5844 phc@ncedatrust.co.za 2 Wherry Road, Muizenberg


Services offered: 1. The loan of patient mobility aids e.g. crutches, walking frames, commodes and such like on a donation basis. 2. The rental of wheelchairs. 3. Training courses in all levels of First Aid, Home Care, CPR as well as talks for the public sector. 4. Eye Clinic for affordable eye care and fashionable eye wear. Eye-testing R60. Service available to all who do not have the privilege of a medical aid. 5. Basic nursing services e.g. dressings, bedbathing & counselling. 6. Care-giver relief by volunteers for an hour or two. 7. Seniors Health Care Clinic – toe-nail cutting, blood-pressure testing and massages. 8. First Aid Kits for sale. 9. Regular jumble & book sales. Donations of books, clothing, bric-a-brac etc. welcome. Contact Heather Baker  Tel: 021 782 3306  Fax: 021 782 1793 centre@fh.stjohnambulance.co.za        50 Kommetjie Rd, Fish Hoek  www.stjohn.org.za

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ST LUKE’S HOSPICE FALSE BAY. Office at the False Bay Hospital which is open every weekday from 9am – 12.30.  Phone 021 782 7696 during these hours. Our Sister is highly trained in the skills of Palliative medicine.This is the care of a person with a terminal illness, who is treated for the control of pain and associated symptoms, greatly enhancing the quality of life. We also advise and empower family members and carers to assist the patient at home, giving support to those who are facing a unique set of circumstances for which they possibly feel ill-prepared. Hospice is about the quality of Living.To support our work we have opened a shop in Recreation Road, Fish Hoek.  The Hospice Shop sells good quality second-hand clothing, books, bric-a-brac and indeed more or less everything!!   The shop is open from 10am to 4pm on week-days and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Our stock is donated by the generous people of the south peninsula, and is sold by volunteers also from our community. We are very grateful for everything that is donated, and always in need of new volunteers.  Please phone us for information or assistance.  Hospice Shop number 021 782 4992.


This non-profit and public benefit organisation aims to improve the lives of school leavers and adults living with autism. The condition of autism is severely complex. Those living with autism are often academically and socially challenged. Their learning ability and communication in particular, are impaired in various degrees, depending on the individual. One of the aims of The Academy is to establish a skills training centre and residential care facility, utilizing the TEACCH method. Support for families of the person with autism, is also provided. Donations of puzzles, art materials, interactive educational games and soft fabric suitable for happy huggers would be most gratefully appreciated. Items suitable for auction (framed artworks, wine, mirrors, etc) also required. For financial donations, please contact us. Ph Debbie021 788 7652  or 078 503 2734  info@adultswithautism.org.za http://www.adultswithautism.org.za/ 078 503 2734


Diabetic Clinic & Support Group

Quarterly Support Group talks and workshops are arranged through the year, with information presentations by specialist practitioners in the field. Tel: 021 799 2911

Multiple Sclerosis Society

This group is hosted for patients and their families suffering with this life-long illness. Multiple Sclerosis Western Cape meets at Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic on the last Wednesday of every month from 18h30 in the Boardroom. Contact Multiple Sclerosis Western Cape Tel: 021 948 5275

Prostate Support Action Group

PROSTATE SUPPORT ACTION GROUP (PSA Group) meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic in the Boardroom from 17h45-19h30. Speakers who are actively involved in the various treatment options are arranged and members are encouraged to share their treatment and rehabilitation experiences. Men seeking advice or who wish to contact others who have undergone treatment for prostate problems, are invited along with their partners/ spouses. Tel: 073 560 3067

The Compassionate Friends

This non-profit, non denominational lay support group is hosted for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings on the 2nd Monday of every month at 19h30 in the Auditorium at Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic. Tel: 086 122 7464

The Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group is facilitated by a Clinical Psychologist, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and therapists working towards the early diagnosis and improved treatment outcomes of stroke. Caregivers and loved ones play an integral role in the patient’s recovery and lifestyle changes and are encouraged to attend along with the patient. Meetings: the 2nd Monday of every month in the Boardroom at Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic from 10h00 – 11h00. Ph Richard Vergunst 021 761 3982

Other services include:

Travel Medicine, CPR Training, Haematology & Bone Marrow Unit, Neuroscience Unit, Oncology Unit, Stroke Service, Joint Replacement Unit, Arthritis Clinic, Hand Clinic, Diabetic Foot Clinic.


The Chaeli Campaign is the only NPO in SA founded by children who are active members of the Management Committee. In the past 5 years over 400 children have received assistive devices varying from hearing aids to wheelchairs, laptop computers as well as therapies. An outreach therapy programme supports the needs of children in Ocean View, Masiphumelele, Red Hill and at Stikland Hospital, as well as at the Therapy Centre at Chaeli Cottage. An inclusive education programme also impacts differently-abled individuals, their families and their communities. At the 2007 Proudly South African Homegrown Awards The Chaeli Campaign was acknowledged as Nation Builder of the Year, and in 2009 were awarded the Mayor’s Medal for service to the community. Tel: 0861 CHAELI (242 354) Cell: 0861 242 353    http://www.chaelicampaign.co.za/


The DTHF is a registered non-profit organisation. The foundation has been engaged in cutting edge HIV research since 1999. With sites in Gugulethu, Nyanga, Crossroads and Masiphumelele the foundation combines rigorous research with community engagement and development

The DTHF has a reputation for excellence. Archbishop Desmond and Mrs Leah Tutu are patrons. In 2008 the DTHF received the Impumelelo Innovations Platinum Award for their Sizophila Project, in 2009 Chief Operations Officer, Associate Professor Linda-Gail Bekker received the Royal Society Pfizer Award, and in 2010 the organisation received the Mail & Guardian Investors in Life Award for its innovative programmes promoting prevention and treatment of HIV. Contact Community Engagement Officer, Sipho January
Tel:+27(0)21-785 5486   Fax:+27(0)21-785 4988   http://www.desmondtutuhivcentre.org.za/en


There are many elderly people in the community with eye problems such as macular degeneration and glaucoma who have difficulty in coming to terms with vision loss. We hold a monthly meeting at Nerina Gardens, Recreation Rd and bi-monthly meetings at Noordhoek Manor and Silvermine Village where helpful information, advice and support is provided. The Society, in Links Drive Pinelands, also has a wide range of handheld magnifiers, electronic reading aids as well as assistive devices such as talking watches and liquid level indicators – in order to make an appointment to find solutions for your low vision problems please contact Elspeth or Bev at 021 531 5311  Cell: 082 053 3731  Email: lowvision@helenkeller.org.za  website www.helenkeller.org.za


We undertake contract work such as the assembling, packaging, sorting and finishing off of piece work as well as collating and folding items for mailing. We also do macramé, shoe repairs and leatherwork and hold classes in craft, knitting and computer literacy. We operate a recycling project. Recycling, donations of computer equipment, knitting wool etc. welcomed. Cnr Draco Rd & Caster Way, Ocean View. Tel/ fax 021 783 1274


Betty January has set up a Wellness Room at the Pink House in Masiphumelele. It is warm and inviting. Imagine yourself covered in warm towels on a massage table in a heated room, receiving a balancing, deep tissue massage while listening to gentle music and surrendering into deep relaxation. Betty’s passion is to leave domestic work and to be able to massage full-time. Her dream for this new venture is to move to a venue outside of Masi and to build a health and wellness centre and spa where she can empower more and more of the women who have trained and graduated from Elaine Hackner’s Healing Art of Massage course to find employment in massage. All treatments will cost only R100/hr, an excellent rate! Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Phone Betty 072 075 3198 to make an appointment with her or with any of the other qualified Work for Love masseuses. For home treatments a transport charge of R50 per visit applies.


For information about the blood doner service and to find out how to become a blood doner and thereby help save lives contact: Marika Champion (Public Relations & Promotions)  on 021 507 6300 or email info@wpbts.org.za.


Read all about this wonderful initiative in Fish Hoek by Tracy Engelbrecht, author of “The Girl who couldn’t say No: Memoir of a Teenage Mom”  published in 2007 under