Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams

 

Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams

 

Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams

 

Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams

 
 
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Horizon House: Stepping up for their dreams.

Horizon House is a residential and sheltered-employment centre in Stellenbosch specialising in the holistic care of people with a primary intellectual disability. Established in 1974, the centre is located on a smallholding on the slopes of Papegaaiberg Mountain on the outskirts of the town. The centre can house and care for 102 people. We provide employment to all the residents as well as to 35 day workers.

The residents need caring, growth, self-esteem, socialising and relationships. Like all of us, they too, have dreams of things they would like to do. But they are vulnerable and that is why they require a safe environment in which they can come into their own.

Based on their intellectual abilities and interests, the residents join one of ten work areas. This allows them to make a meaningful contribution through sewing, recycling, repair work, cooking, gardening or something else in a sheltered environment. At the same time, the work areas offer therapeutic value and all the benefits of a proper job – servitude, recognition, pride, self-esteem, companionship, quality of life and hope.

Holistic and client-centered service is provided by Horizon House’s staff members, instructors, medical staff and a social worker. We also take care of their recreational and spiritual needs as well as personal development. And we support their parents and families.

Horizon House is a non-profit company responsible for its own funding. In order to run a financially sustainable centre, we have to supplement our income with donations, sales, fundraising, events and bequests.

Get Involved

We invite you to contact us if you would like to become involved in any way – we have a range of projects which need the help of volunteers.

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Events

Various projects form social highlights on our calendar and help to create additional income streams. Our yearly fête is a highlight on our social calendar.

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News

Our regular newsletter tells you more about our functions and fundraising events, and also about the products and services we offer and about our residents’ and staff members’ achievements.

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Events
18th September 2019

Horison Adventure Challenge – 2 Nov 2019

Come and take part in this fun Sprint Adventure Race, a combination of Trail Run/Hike and MTB, and get a taste of what adventure racing is all about.   As…
Horizon House
1st August 2019

How to make a bequest

A bequest is a donation from your deceased estate. You can bequeath cash, shares or any other form of property to Horizon House. The benefits of a bequest to Horizon…
Horizon House
1st August 2019

How to communicate with disabled persons

Communicating with residents at Horizon House Use clear, concise and simple language. Give instructions in one or two steps. Remember that residents are routine bound and structured – activities are…
Events
18th July 2019

Tea Garden@The Studio

Every month, we host a Tea Garden@The Studio where residents, family members and friends get together over a cup of tea and delicious home-bake cakes. Dates for 2019: 19 July…

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