Galatians 6:2 - Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
TLC Outreach Projects is a non-profit, welfare organisation, situated in the Table View Area. Our purpose is to care for the elderly and the destitute toddlers and youth at risk.
Since 2000 our community based project has been rehabilitating the lives of children living on our streets because of abuse, addiction and extreme poverty. Over the past few years our reach has extended to include meeting the needs of children at risk living in informal settlements.
Our work is supported through networks with other organisations, our local police station, the community police forum, the department of social services, a small but effective staff compliment, volunteers (some local and some from around the world) and countless caring generous community members.
We are practical in our approach and our programs are designed to serve the needs of the communities for which they are intended.
Date: 2007-date Our assessment center is premised at the Table View South African Police Service grounds, and runs programs Monday to Friday from 9am until 2pm. Our offices also provide utility for the social services twice a week for community outreach.
In 2010, TLC initiated Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs (registered with social development) on these premises and from here we began to run (and continue to do so) school readiness programs for underprivileged children, living in the informal settlements, between the ages of 4 and 6 years old. Our curriculum is based upon the foundations of Elkana school syllabus, thus providing the children with the greatest opportunity to reach mainstream schooling entry levels.
Our project provides pick-up and drop-off transport for the children in Radar Bush and Takkegat as well as daily meals. Toy therapy is administered by qualified therapists to assist any children facing abuse or neglect at home. We also strive to provide term outings for the children to engage in the greater society and become sensitive to societal norms.
To date we have successfully restored approximately 15 children into mainstream schools in our community. Furthermore the assessment center also provides daily programs for the street children, youth at risk and ex-offenders aged 17 years and above. Here our programs are based upon an Independent Living Plan whereby self-sustainability is strived for through family reunification, preventative strategies, job creation and acquisition, as well as mental, physical, social and emotional accountability and consistency. These programs run weekly Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm. For this target group, TLC also partners with Matrix (City of Cape Town- Day Drug Rehabilitation Clinic) to follow up and support drug-free living.hidden