COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE DISPLACED PERSONS UNIT (DPU) ASSISTANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE LIVING AND WORKING ON THE STREETS IN THE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG Presentation by DPU 31 August 2011
Provision of services to the homeless seven days a week.
Returning homeless people back home and or linking to services network after the family circumstances have been investigated
Initiate shelters for children and adults living and working on the streets (Three shelters: Wembley Shelter- children, Hospital Hill and 3 Kotze Str. Shelters - adults) Take the people through developmental programmes at the shelters.
The two City initiated shelters namely Wembley Child and Youth Care Centre- managed by Twilight Children and Hospital Hill – managed by MES for adults became operational in the previous financial year. New service providers have been appointed to render services to the displaced on behalf of the city and the mentioned facilities are in operation.
Hospital Hill designated to cater for young adults at a rate of 42 people per 30 days cycle
Wembley Shelter to be utilized for children at a rate of 50 children per 30 days cycle
Operational funding provided by the City.
3 Kotze Night Shelter has been handed over in June 2011 by JDA after the facility has been refurbished. The process is seeking partners to assist with operational funding of this facility. The plan is to operationalise this facility in September 2011.