Whilst HAPPY VALLEY SHELTER (65 people ) is full at moment , it changes every few days. even in winter apparently. I have to say i find Patrick the manager of HAPPY VALLEY SIMONSTOWN SHELTER an exceptionally patient caring person, with a very difficult job .
Gladly a gentleman we know from fish hoek Michael T who many would be concerned about was given a spot just before the rains a few days back,
Despite most of the Havens shelters policy generally being no over 60s we have got info that some shelters will accomodate
CERES MALMESBURG and SOMERSET WEST SHELTERS will admit over 60s incertain circumstances.(provided no extra care would be needed and the level of infirmity)
PAARL RETREAT still have spaces for under 60s.
We know shelters arent for everyone but i know many that are happy there when ive visted them there. It really deoends (do they have many freinds from street there and other reasons ?) ,,noone should be judged for not going to shelter either.see https://homelessfriends.org.za/street-people-sometimes-incompability-with-shelters.html
So when you see an older person on the street stop and explain this and contact us firstname.lastname@example.org ,there are many myths on the street about shelters not taking over 60s. we were also under that impression ..One does not always get consistent accurate information which is why we try and investigate a bit further.Feel free to contact us PENINSULA HOMELESS FRIENDS at to try and help in this regard