Elim Night Shelter
About the Organisation
Elim Night Shelter is a Christian based centre catering for the homeless and destitute and was officially opened on the 2nd of September 1997.
Elim’s mission was and remains to not only house but also care for the bodies, minds and spirits of its residents. The name “Elim” is derived from a passage in the Bible related to an oasis in the wilderness, called Elim and that is what the shelter has been striving to offer for the past 22 years.
Although registered with the provincial Department of Social Development as a transient shelter, which in effect speaks of temporary housing of the homeless, experience has taught us that when one opens one’s doors to the destitute, we are in fact responsible for making a lasting contribution to the life of that individual and as such Elim has become much more than merely a transient shelter.
In 2018, as we celebrate the centre’s 22th year Elim proudly stands as a centre that takes individuals through a holistic process of rehabilitation with the ultimate aim being that of true and lasting re-integration of its residents back into society.
We have partnered with a number of organisations such as churches, clinics, rehabilitation centres, neighbouring businesses, SANCA, M.E.S, T.L.C, The City of Cape town and other shelters to this end and today offer both in house and out house programmes aimed at both rehabilitation and re-integration.
To have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those individuals that walk through the gates at Elim Night Shelter.
To take these individuals through a process of assessment and rehabilitation with the ultimate goal being that of successful re-integration into society.
Elim provides accommodation, assessment, access to rehabilitation programs, social services, physical, emotional and spiritual support, assistance in job placements, skills development projects and assistance in the re-integration of the individual into society.
- Housing & Living Conditions