The National Homeless Network is a movement that brings together various organisations in numerous cities across South Africa.
It includes practitioners, NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, local homeless forums, activists, academics, and most importantly current and former homeless individuals. It also partners with various government institutions and departments.
The Network was established in 2017, and held its 3rd annual meeting held in November 2019 in Bloemfontein, Mangaung.
The Network seeks collectively across South Africa to help prevent homelessness, to improve the conditions of people who are homeless, and to find pathways out of homelessness.
The Mandate of the Network is focused on the following four activities:
Advocating for the homeless with National government and supporting advocacy at Provincial and Municipal levels
Liaising at all levels with Government departments and institutions
Sharing information on best practice, policies from across SA and the world
Sharing research and developing a common research agenda
To contact the National Homeless Network, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The list of members is currently under development so please be patient as we fill in some gaps. If you are involved in supporting the homeless and are interested in joining the network, please use the email given above.
National Homeless Network members:
CITY Organisation Email Website/Facebook
Bloemfontein Bloemshelter email@example.com https://www.bloemshelter.co.za/
Bloemfontein NG Church Bloemfontein firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloemfontein QPT email@example.com
Bloemfontein Towers of Hope Trust firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.towersofhope.org/
Buffalo City Nahoon Community Outreach email@example.com
Cape Town New Hope SA firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.newhopesa.org/
Cape Town The Haven Night Shelter email@example.com https://www.haven.org.za/
Cape Town U-turn firstname.lastname@example.org https://homeless.org.za/
Durban Denis Hurley Centre email@example.com http://www.denishurleycentre.org/
Durban Grace Aid firstname.lastname@example.org http://graceaid.org/about-us
Durban I Care email@example.com https://icare.co.za/
Durban We are Durban firstname.lastname@example.org https://wearedurban.com/
Johannesburg JOSH email@example.com http://joburghomeless.org/
Pietermaritzburg Life Changer firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.lifechangersa.org/
Tshwane Centre for Faith and Community
at the University of Pretoria email@example.com
Tshwane Homeless Upliftment Projects firstname.lastname@example.org www.hupsa.org.za
Tshwane Tshwane Leadership Foundation email@example.com http://tlf.org.za/
Tshwane Yeast City Housing firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.ych.org.za/home