Aanhouwen Work & Care Centre for Mentally Handicapped Adults

32 Dummer Street, Somerset West, ,South Africa
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Aanhouwen is a work and care centre for mentally and physically handicapped adults in the Helderberg Basin which was established in 1987 with 4 members. Since then it has grown to a maintainable organization with 65 members between the ages of 18 an 66 years, who attend the centre daily.Around 60% of the members are from underprivileged communities and are transported daily to and from Aanhouwen with transport provided by Aanhouwen vehicles.Our values and principles are as follows:


  • Our organization is based on Christian principles and values.
  • We care about each handicapped person and his or her individual needs.
  • We respect each member, staff member, volunteer and beneficiary.
  • Transparency in all management and financial matters.
  • Professional and personal service.

Our focus areas:

  • To give handicapped adults the opportunity to take part in meaningful activities and to socialize.
  • By training and developing skills, to allow the all to be productive in society.
  • To create an environment where they are accepted and the quality of life can be improved.
  • To create public awareness of the handicapped.
  • To protect the rights of handicapped persons.


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