This kind of empathy from City of cape town social services is really ground breaking ! Shelters please take note . What a beautiful day and congratulations to the new couple !
A homeless couple, Llewellyn and Cecelia Jenniker who have been dating for at least 30 years have finally tied the knot at the homeless shelter called, Culemborg Safe Space in Cape Town. In the pic the couple have their first dance performed by local artist, Noor Abrahams. Picture: Tracey Adams/ African News Agency
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Our questions to CoC Social services Social Worker Lorraine Frost and her answers:
1) who is the contact person for admittance L does it have to go through DSD? No, this is a City run programme being administered by the Street People Northern Area Reintegration Team. The first point of contact is our office at 29A Strand Street or Mr Cookson on 021 417 0513
2) is the come and go the same as haven shelters ( if one doesnt get back in time more than 2 or 3 times you can no longer readmitted ? ) We do have set criteria for our safe space however are not as stringent as the shelters. If the person is registered at the safe space they can enter from 5pm. Should a person not return within 7 days we cannot keep bed space as the demand for space is too high. All clients are informed of the criteria.
Then what are the rules for that? and is there a list of rules one can find for the safe space? Basic rules – No drugs; no weapons; no alcohol; no animals. Entrance from 5pm, persons to leave site daily by 9am unless attending programmes on site. No fires on site. No cooking on site we are encouraging NGOs and donors to donate food to the space.