Huis Horison / Horison House

Stepping up for their dreams

 

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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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Our very existence depends on financial support, assistance and the goodwill of the community.  It is easy to donate. Either donate once-off, monthly or leave a legacy.

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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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Events
2nd February 2021

Cluver Markotter/ Horizon House Golf day 21 May 2021

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the annual Cluver Markotter Horizon House Golf Day on Friday 21 May 2021 at Stellenbosch Golf Club. We are proud…
Horizon House
3rd December 2020

To rise up from the ashes

Because our residents are a vulnerable group of people, it has been necessary to act wisely and thoughtfully this year. Yet many good things have come from these difficult circumstances.…
Horizon House
3rd December 2020

Fête – a big one done and dusted

Every year, the fete is a unique experience, and this year was no different. Planning such an event is always a challenge, but this year it seems that the most…
Horizon House
3rd December 2020

Green is no easy feat

Horizon House is situated in a beautiful area and it is important for us to make use of the entire area and to develop it with due consideration. One of…

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