Hot Cares recently received a phone call from Anthea – Kirsten Richardson’s sister telling us about a new Women and Children’s shelter they are opening in Krugersdorp. When Anthea asked if there was any way we could assist, Hot Cares knew we had to act swiftly because there is a massive need for shelters in our area.
The Wings of Inspiration Woman and Children’s Shelter is a new safe haven for women and their children and is due to open on the 1st of March 2021.
South Africa’s prevailing economic situation is leaving more and more people destitute. There are a number of women and children have nowhere to go and Wings of inspiration has become a real beacon of hope.
The shelter will take in homeless women (and their children) who have had to endure neglect, abuse, and trauma. There are a number of women who have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet. The Wings of Inspiration Woman and Children’s Shelter also assists young mothers who are homeless and those who are looking to kickstart their lives, for the sake of their children.
The shelter will provide life-skills training, assist them with creating / updating CV’s and aid with job seeking practices and referrals to possible workplaces of employment.
The women and children will receive 3 meals a day, basic toiletries, have a warm bed to sleep in and receive counselling and emotional support. The shelter will assist with rehabilitation and training so that they can adequately support themselves and their children. This project is to be funded by the local community with the assistance of generous business owners as the shelter does not receive any assistance or funding from the government.
Wings Of Inspiration Women and Children’s Shelter require the following:
- Creating/Building of day-care centre with educational equipment
- Building and Renovations of existing property to cater for our women & children
- New installation of Health and Safety/Fire Equipment
Hot Cares will be purchasing beds for the Wings of Inspiration Women and Children’s Shelter, making sure the ladies and children sleep comfortably in new beds during their stay.