YFC Knysna

EMAIL US AT info@yfc.co.za
CALL US NOW +2744 382 7474
DONATE NOW

FAMILIES! MATTER

There are a large number of families in the Great Knysna area with little or no access to family counselling and support services. Families! Matter is an Outreach program aimed at the youth and their families facing challenges and crises such as HIV & Aids, Drug Abuse, Single parent families, economic hardships and lack of effective parenting skills.

The objectives of the program are to increase parents’ capacity for effective parenting and to promote the development of healthy and balanced children.  This is achieved through our CARE system which offers home visits, effective parenting workshops & training, recreational activities and home make overs.

Home visits are a core part of our outreach as they give us the opportunity to meet you and your family in your own environment and assess what kind of support we can provide you and your family.

The impact of these home visits can easily be assessed by in the improvement in the economic and social benefits in the community. As a result, strengthening of emotional, spiritual, social, physical and mental well being of families is evident.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

If you and your family need support or counselling, please call us on 044 382 7474

The Families! Matter annual Home Make-over Project is a home improvement project which tackles garden and home make-overs. Our projects make a real difference to the lives of families caring for children and young people with emotional, relational and physical needs.

As in many areas in our country, the poor are hardest hit by these issues and often live in abject poverty.  Very often these homes are not suitable for the care of children and their families.  Whilst we do not undertake structural renovations, each home is given a complete home make-over making it more habitable and conducive to family care.

We have limited resources and therefore we identify the most critical homes in need of restoration.  With the help of various volunteers, local businesses and donations of equipment & material, we step in to bring these homes to life.

RHEENENDAL HOME MAKE-OVER

DADS AND LADS CAMP

Building pinnacle moments and positive memories with your son is a challenge in today’s world. There are so many external factors preventing you from spending good quality time together.  Our Dads and Lads camp offers an ideal way for fathers and sons to strengthen their relationship with one another unencumbered from the stresses and time constraints of daily life.

MOMS AND DAUGHTERS CAMP

This camp is similar to our Dads and Lads Camp and emphasizes the relationship between mother and daughter. We work alongside schools that need to address this issue.

FUN FAMILY DAYS & OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

This project is an opportunity to share life skills with the youth through sports and games. Various family days are hosted throughout the year.  Keep an eye out on our blog page for announcements on any upcoming events.

THE FAMILIES! MATTER TEAM

Shahida_thomas_aries

SHAHIDA THOMAS-ARIES

Auxilliary Social Worker
Reggie_Donson

REGGIE DONSON

Community Worker
Fields marked with an * are required
+ ABOUT

There are a large number of families in the Great Knysna area with little or no access to family counselling and support services. Families! Matter is an Outreach program aimed at the youth and their families facing challenges and crises such as HIV & Aids, Drug Abuse, Single parent families, economic hardships and lack of effective parenting skills.

The objectives of the program are to increase parents’ capacity for effective parenting and to promote the development of healthy and balanced children.  This is achieved through our CARE system which offers home visits, effective parenting workshops & training, recreational activities and home make overs.

+ HOME VISITS

Home visits are a core part of our outreach as they give us the opportunity to meet you and your family in your own environment and assess what kind of support we can provide you and your family.

The impact of these home visits can easily be assessed by in the improvement in the economic and social benefits in the community. As a result, strengthening of emotional, spiritual, social, physical and mental well being of families is evident.

DO YOU NEED HELP?

If you and your family need support or counselling, please call us on 044 382 7474

+ HOME MAKE-OVERS

The Families! Matter annual Home Make-over Project is a home improvement project which tackles garden and home make-overs. Our projects make a real difference to the lives of families caring for children and young people with emotional, relational and physical needs.

As in many areas in our country, the poor are hardest hit by these issues and often live in abject poverty.  Very often these homes are not suitable for the care of children and their families.  Whilst we do not undertake structural renovations, each home is given a complete home make-over making it more habitable and conducive to family care.

We have limited resources and therefore we identify the most critical homes in need of restoration.  With the help of various volunteers, local businesses and donations of equipment & material, we step in to bring these homes to life.

RHEENENDAL HOME MAKE-OVER

+ RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

DADS AND LADS CAMP

Building pinnacle moments and positive memories with your son is a challenge in today’s world. There are so many external factors preventing you from spending good quality time together.  Our Dads and Lads camp offers an ideal way for fathers and sons to strengthen their relationship with one another unencumbered from the stresses and time constraints of daily life.

MOMS AND DAUGHTERS CAMP

This camp is similar to our Dads and Lads Camp and emphasizes the relationship between mother and daughter. We work alongside schools that need to address this issue.

FUN FAMILY DAYS & OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

This project is an opportunity to share life skills with the youth through sports and games. Various family days are hosted throughout the year.  Keep an eye out on our blog page for announcements on any upcoming events.

+ TRAINING
+ THE TEAM

THE FAMILIES! MATTER TEAM

Shahida_thomas_aries

SHAHIDA THOMAS-ARIES

Auxilliary Social Worker
Reggie_Donson

REGGIE DONSON

Community Worker
+ CONTACT US
Fields marked with an * are required

PRAISE FOR FAMILIES! MATTER

Rheenendal_Home_make_over

RHEENENDAL HOME MAKE-OVER

“Thank you YFC Knysna for our Home Make-Over. We are so happy to have a bright, clean home.”

– Family from Rheenendal

Karatara_Family_day

KARATARA FAMILY DAY

I had such fun at the Family Day. I played so many games and laughed all day!

– Lavinia (Karatara)

READ OUR LATEST BLOG

YFC KNYSNA NEWS