Hiv/Aids Care and Relief

SOCIAL WORK SERVICES

Assisting and supporting victims of domestic violence through all the different processes to protect themselves and their children; Assisting elderly clients and their families with placements at old age homes as well as emotional support; Community based care is provided to approximately 400 clients with HIV/AIDS. This is administered by a team of 32 caregivers and three social work staff members.

FOOD RELIEF

Supplying approximately 1500 meals on a monthly basis. This does not include the daily walk-ins from the street. Amcare has to purchase items for the food parcels if donations do not come in. Typically a basic food parcel consists of: Salt; mealie meel; Baked Beans; rice; soup; sugar; mixed veggies, Pilchards; Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce; tea. Always in need are items such as oil, Marmite; porridge; fruits; corned beef; peanut butter and toiletries.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

A 4-week training programme in either catering or sewing at a minimal cost of R20 registration fee. In addition we train unskilled persons in Perma-culture Gardening and Woodcraft.

INJABULO CLINIC

HCT & CIRCUMCISION FACILITY

Comprehensive HIV services to patients, which includes HIV and TB testing and pre- and post-test counselling to about 600 patients a month and providing ARV’s in conjunction with Germiston Hospital. The main focus of the Injabulo Clinic is however the Medical Male Circumcision performed by the more than 20 staff members of the clinic on a daily basis. Medical male circumcision is done at no cost to patients and is performed by a qualified doctor under strict hygienic conditions. All male children over the age of 12 are possible candidates for this procedure. The Clinic also offers occupational health medical examinations at a cost to employers.

VEGETABLE GARDENING PROJECT

IN PHOLA PARK, EDEN PARK, GREENFIELDS & THOKOZA

AMCARE in partnership with Joy Mining have been managing five big vegetable gardens located in Thokoza (2) and Phola Park (3), as well as about 65 smaller, individual gardens in Thokoza, Phola Park, Eden Park and Greenfields. In addition, a new project is taking shape – a food gardening project for Orphaned Vulnerable Children. We are targeting 30 Orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC), between the ages of 12-18 year who are attending the Peer Educational Groups that AMCARE renders on weekly basis in the communities. Each child has his/her own vegetable garden to plant, these gardens are at homes of the children and AMCARE monitors and assists the children with the gardens.

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