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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 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 – self-worth, recognition, pride, 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
27th March 2024

Kom ons Beweeg

Annette het by ons aangesluit in Julie 2023 nadat ons ‘n behoefte identifiseer het vir ‘n Biokinetikus, met die doel om ons inwoners en dagwerkers se fisiese welstand en algehele…
Horizon House
14th February 2024

Huis Horison word 50!

Huis Horison sê dankie vir 50 jaar!   Huis Horison vier vanjaar sy vyftigste bestaansjaar. Ons is dankbaar vir só baie wat ons deur die jare ontvang het, en wat…
Horizon House
7th December 2023

Come Rain or Shine

After more than two years of consultation and revisiting of the project specifications, the donation to install our solar system was granted. We are very grateful for this huge contribution…
Horizon House
7th December 2023

Huis Horison Winkel

Die Huis Horison Winkel het ‘n lang aanloop. Dit het eers begin met Village Vrydae, maar vinnig is besef dat inwoners, dagwerkers en besoekers deur die loop van die week…

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