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Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams

 

Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams

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Horizon House is a residential and sheltered-employment centre 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 Stellenbosch, Western Cape. 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, being intellectually disabled, 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.

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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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Horizon House
29th November 2021

Important dates 2022

10 January Workrooms open 10 – 14 January Return interviews 11-14 February Weekend out 14 February Valentine’s function 11 March Golf Day 21 March Human Rights Day 18- 22 March…
Horizon House
26th November 2021

Somerkermis – 6 November 2021

Huis Horison se jaarlikse Somerkermis op 6 November was weereens ’n reusesukses. Die belangrike dag is die grootste fondsinsameling van die jaar, en ’n geleentheid vir die hele gemeenskap om…
Horizon House
26th November 2021

Fokus op vrywilligers

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson Voor die inperking het ons gereelde vrywilligers vanuit die gemeenskap gehad wat onder andere lyndanse,…
Horizon House
26th November 2021

‘n Ekologies-sistemiese benadering ter bevordering van lewenskwaliteit

Geskryf deur: Dr Magdie van Heerden Alle mense, ook alle persone met ’n intellektuele gestremdheid, het die reg op ’n kwaliteit-lewe. In ons 2021 Jaarverslag word verwys na ’n ekosistemiese…

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