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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Horizon House
26th November 2019

2020 Programme

JANUARY 13 Work areas open FEBRUARY 13 Valentine’s dance 14 Weekend out MARCH 12 Golf day APRIL 9-13 Weekend out (Easter) 27 Freedom day 30 Weekend out (Worker’s day) MAY…
Horizon House
26th November 2019

Occupational Therapy – Helping our Residents Flourish

Our occupational therapy team want to make sure that residents are able to function optimally within the work areas and can meet the standards of the workplace. We therefore conduct…
Horizon House
26th November 2019

Ons Groet

Annie en Frederik (Vissie) de Klerk is al so lank deel van Huis Horison dat ’n mens moeilik kan dink aan Huis Horison sonder die De Klerks. Die sentrum was…
Horizon House
26th November 2019

Newsletter November 2019

Stephanie Booysen is one of those lovely people who knows exactly how to make you feel at home. She is friendly and accessible, and generous with her smile. She is…

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