Our History

In 2001 a vision was born and Rev Neill Robinson and the Leaders of the Alberton Methodist Church decided to establish an outreach program t o reach out in love and care to its broader community …to feed the hungry, care for the destitute, heal the sick and look after the orphans and the elderly. . In March 2001 a Steering Committee was formed under Chair personship of the late Dave Bevan. A social survey of the Alberton Community was done and it was decided to provide a Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Comprehensive HIV & AIDS services and Skills Development Services.

history1A Constitution was written by Dr Vernon van Wyk and adopted by the Church Council on 13th October 2001. Application was made to the Department of Social Development for registration as a Non-Profit Organization . AMCARE (Alberton Methodist Care and Relief Enterprise) was registered with NPO no. 016 772 on 17th January 2002.
AMCARE started operations in 2002 in premises adjacent to the Alberton Methodist Church, in what used to be racing stables and out in the communities.

Today, operating independently but in association with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, AMCARE achieves the seemingly impossible, with activities extending from Alberton to Thokoza, Eden Park, Phola Park and the Squatter Camps of Greenfields and Thinazonke.
AMCARE is now a multi-purpose health and social development organization servicing poor and vulnerable persons in the Greater Alberton area of Ekurhuleni.

We are a registered NPO with the Department of Social Development.

We render a variety of services to poor and vulnerable people ranging from sheltering victims of domestic abuse, to caring and support of Orphaned and Vulnerable children to rendering psycho social support to Elderly residents. Supplementing these services we also offer training and skills development to empower the people we serve.


Vision

To be the leading faith based organisation serving the community



Mission

Educating, informing and caring for people in the communities in which we serve so that they can empower themselves

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