TLC Outreach Project is a non-profit, welfare organisation, registered with the Department of Social Development. Our purpose is to care for destitute youth at risk. (reg no: 021-126)
Working together towards a brighter future
Our society is faced with a multitude of challenges as a result of human ignorance and neglect as well as natural threats. But, for every one of these problems, there is a solution. This is why good people of TLC Projects are working tirelessly to solve these problems to build a better society for all who live in it.
TLC Projects are currently working in six settlements where they have started to build up the lives of many families and children through feeding projects, educational programmes and social outreaches.
Since 1996 our community based project has been rehabilitating the children scattered on our streets because of abuse, addiction and extreme poverty many of whom have found their way to the streets in search of a safe haven. Over the past few years our project has extended the reach of our preventative program to help meet the needs of informal settlement children at risk. By networking with other organisations and our local police station together, we have united these diverse settlements together under a blanket of love and care.
We operate from a practically-centered perspective and work closely with the youth at risk in these cluster communities to offer relief and rehabilitation to the children often facing multifaceted levels of abuse.
Our main objective is the facilitation of the preventative programmes in the settlements. Educare play rooms and youth cabins have been erected by TLC to accommodate on site programmes. Day and night outreaches target children under the age of 18 living on the streets. The main goals of which, are to move them to a place of safety or re unite them with a family member. TLC’s counselling arm lends itself to sexual, physical and emotional restoration. Employment and education opportunities are also provided where possible.
The foundations of our intervention policy are the programmes of family reunification and early intervention, cemented together by counselling and skills development as a means of social upliftment.
All settlements are fed on their allocated days and basic needs of shelter and clothing are also attended to.TLC engages these communities in regular education, motivation and social upliftment programmes and exciting events such as fun at the beach, various sporting activities and movie outings which are hosted by TLC throughout the year.
STREET CHILDREN ARE A REALITY THAT SHOULD CONCERN US AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. USUALLY THE VICTIMS OF POVERTY, VIOLENCE, HOMELESSNESS AND HUNGER, FOR THEM, LIFE ON THE STREET IS OFTEN NO WORSE THAN THE LIFE THEY LEFT BEHIND.
For more info visit: www.tlcprojects.org.co.za
Donations can be made directly to our bank account: Standard Bank, Bayside Centre, Branch code 02220900, Account number 271213558 , Account name TLC Outreach Project.
TLC Outreach Project: Registration No,: 021-126-NPO