U-Turn equips people with skills and work opportunities to overcome homelessness. Their programme is designed by occupational therapists and is Christian faith based, with long term results for rehabilitation and reintegration. Six months after graduating from the programme, more than 80% of participants remain employed and sober.

U-Turn's Pathway to Employment

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Partnership with you and our community

Our community donates clothing and purchases U-Turn Vouchers to give responsibly to the homeless. They also provide essential financial sponsorship to our  learners. Click here to become a skills investor

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U-Turn Vouchers given to the homeless

The public that live too far from our service centre in Claremont (ie beyond Rosebank and Wynberg) can donate their vouchers instead. Our service centre distributes the vouchers on their behalf.

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The homeless redeem their vouchers

Street people redeem earned and donated vouchers at our service centre for clothing or food (Mon-Fri). They can also access group therapy, Bible study and motivational interviewing to spark volition for change.

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U-Turn Drug and Alcohol Rehab Support

Thanks to this contact, U-Turn staff can encourage street people to start a journey of change through  rehab. We cover costs for shelter, transport, weekly occupational therapy, and activities when not in rehab.

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U-Turn Life Change programme

After Rehab, our Life Change Programme offers a work opportunity at our charity shops, laundry or even the service centre, along with skills development and relapse prevention. It lasts on average 19 months.

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Graduation into the open labour market

Individuals graduate by securing an independent job.  6 months after graduating, over 80% of our graduates remain employed and sober. Please contact us if you are interested in hiring a U-turn graduate

U-Turn Vouchers

U-Turn vouchers are an innovative, responsible way to help some one in need on the street. Vouchers provide a meal or clothing, as well as access to support and rehabilitation services.

Each pack contains 5 vouchers and costs R40. You can purchase packs once-off or subscribe to have them posted to you on a monthly basis.

How you can get involved through U-Turn

Donations

Donate

Financial support enables us to work with more individuals. Thank you for helping us help others.​

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Buy Vouchers

Giving Street people U-turn vouchers instead of cash, helps us establish contact individuals and is the start of our rehabilitation journey.​

Support

Support Us

You can help and support the homeless through U-Turn in at least 5 ways. This will make a difference and change lives.​

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Volunteer

We cherish professional input to help us grow U-turn. See volunteering opportunities available or email us with your suggestions.​

Fund one of U-Turn's Big Projects

Grow

The Service Centre and 100 Life Change spaces

Replicate

U-Turn Social Franchises Nationwide

Innovate

The Claremont
Service Centre