Our offices are based in Philippi, making our services very accessible to communities in the Cape Flats region. Our friendly team is available to meet you and talk about our services. Prior appointments are welcomed and walkins are accommodated.


Psychosocial Assessments

When a resident is first admitted to the safe home, I do screening to see if the client meets our criteria. I also perform a psychosocial assessment to determine the level of care required and to assess whether specific services, such as counselling or psychiatric intervention, are needed.  I also do administrative tasks such as maintaining case files, writing process notes or reviewing treatment plans and writing quarterly reports for our donors.

Therapeutic Counselling

As a Safe Home social worker I help residents to adjust to life in their new home (Shelter). I also provide individual and group counselling as needed to help the clients overcome potential emotional, psychological and social obstacles to adjustment. Our facility does not provide certain services, such as psychiatric care, I refer the clients to the appropriate resources and professionals. Court preparation assistance. As I work with the clients of Domestic violence I also do counselling with the perpetrators (husbands), children and the family members. Play and art therapy for children who have witnessed and/or experienced abuse

Community out reaches

Public Awareness educating people about abuse and domestic violence. This happens in schools, clinics and different communities in Philippi.

Substance abuse

Early Intervention


Main focus is on the youth and adults who are still starting to use drugs.

The programme targets people mostly from Primary schools and high schools.

We also take learners who dropped out at school.

Adults who are working and those who are not working also benefit from the programme.


We render:

one on one counselling sessions for service users

Family counselling sessions

Parenting skills training for service user’s parents

Support group for service users

Support group for service user’s parents

Applications at Inpatient rehabilitation centres

Substance abuse


Sizakuyenza aftercare program started in September 2018 by Sizakuyenza. The Aftercare Program has ever since been focused on establishing the stable program that ensures relapse prevention. It ensures that our clients have access to a social worker on a one in one basis to enable them to express freely all the challenges they are facing. It empowers the clients to maintain sobriety irrespective of all the social ills and challenges they are facing. It assists the clients to map their career goals and give further support in aligning them with community resources, to achieve a life filled with rewarding relationships and a sense of purpose. Linking the client with skills development and assisting them with resumes and job applications. Family intervention is given when there is an identified need.


Group Interaction:

This gives opportunity for recovered addicts to give positive support to one another. The Social Worker also use the group to empower the clients with topics like how to maintain sobriety despite challenges. The job interviews preparation, and all topics that empowers them to be confident when applying for jobs and skills development. Sizakuyenza program offers services that provide valuable support to help you stay committed to your recovery goals.

Aftercare makes sober living.

We assist in personal development plan as part of challenging our clients to thrive in achievement of their set goals. A realistic, sustainable self-management plan.

Children & families

Outreach program

Teenagers program

this programme consists of 8 sessions, typically taking place once a week in a closed group which means that the same girls attend each session together) each session includes 100 minutes of schedule activities; where feasible, planning for two hours will allow additional time for administration task, breaks and extended discussions. the group is led by two facilitators, but the interactive with group members participating in activities rather than just listening to the facilitators speak. each session includes an average of two structured core activities focused on experience of loss and grief, coping skills, and the links between the feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. activities are guided by the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and include contextual relevant scenarios, as well as discussion about different cultural rituals and traditions surrounding death. the sessions include group sessions include group discussions, pair/group work, and home practice to allow girls to build new coping skills and habits


This program is uniquely tailored to bereaved adolescent girls and it is evidence-based. an independent evaluation demonstrated its effectiveness in improving the mental health of participants


The outcomes include:
significant decrease in problematic grief and depressive symptoms, a significant decrease in behavioural problems reported by their caregivers, a significant increase in emotional and social support received.


This program has significant impact on premature death is that school children who have experienced the death of a parent, other family member or close friend are at increased risk of developing mental health problems and difficulties in school, both academically and socially. without appropriate and informed with process of grieving and adjustment to the loss they have experienced, bereaved children may be vulnerable to long term consequences

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