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National Homeless Network

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The National Homeless Network is a movement that brings together over a dozen organisations in eight cities across South Africa.

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For the National Homeless Networks “Local Elections 2021 Manifesto”please go to: https://homeless.org.za/national-homeless-network/elections2021/

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:

  1. Advocating for the homeless with National government and supporting advocacy at Provincial and Municipal levels
  2. Liaising at all levels with Government departments and institutions
  3. Sharing information on best practice, policies from across SA and the world
  4. Sharing research and developing a common research agenda

To contact the National Homeless Network, email Wayne Renkin on national-network@homeless.org.za[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1606914572313{background-color: #e59f00 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1601907181465{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]

Join the 2020 National Conversation about Homelessness, virtually

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  • connect as like-minded people/ organisations concerned about the homeless
  • review the 4-fold mandate of research, advocacy, Govt liaison and best practice
  • learn from each other in ways relevant to our areas of work
  • review and agree any changes to the structure of the network

Find out more and register here

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City Organisation Email Website Facebook page
Bloemfontein Bloemshelter info@exellerate.co.za  https://www.bloemshelter.co.za/
Bloemfontein NG Church Bloemfontein rikus.vanzyl@liblink.co.za 
Bloemfontein QPT ward23@futurefreestate.co.za 
Bloemfontein Towers of Hope Trust dlh@towersofhope.org  http://www.towersofhope.org/ https://www.facebook.com/Towersofhope/
Buffalo City Nahoon Community Outreach jfreebx@yahoo.com 
Cape Town New Hope SA socialworker@newhopesa.org  https://www.newhopesa.org/ https://www.facebook.com/streetandshelter/
Cape Town The Haven Night Shelter info@haven.org.za  https://www.haven.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/TheHavenNightShelter
Cape Town U-turn jon@homeless.org.za  http://homeless.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/UTurnHomelessMinistries/
Durban Denis Hurley Centre raymond@denishurleycentre.org  http://www.denishurleycentre.org/ https://www.facebook.com/DenisHurleyCentre/
Durban Grace Aid dave@grace.org.za  http://graceaid.org/about-us https://www.facebook.com/graceaid/
Durban I Care anne@icare.co.za  https://icare.co.za/ https://www.facebook.com/I-Care-177169912335809/
Durban We are Durban linda@wearedurban.com  https://wearedurban.com/ https://www.facebook.com/wearedurbantogether/
Johannesburg JOSH ceo.joburghomeless@gmail.com  http://joburghomeless.org/ https://www.facebook.com/JOSHnpc/
Pietermaritzburg Life Changer carriig@hotmail.com  https://www.lifechangersa.org/
Tshwane Centre for Faith and Community at the University of Pretoria stephan.debeer@up.ac.za https://www.up.ac.za/centre-for-contextual-ministry/article/24665/about-us
Tshwane Homeless Upliftment Projects hupnpo@gmail.com  www.hupsa.org.za
Tshwane Tshwane Leadership Foundation wayne@tlf.org.za  http://tlf.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/Tshwane-Leadership-Foundation-332664440101342/
Tshwane Yeast City Housing ezekiel@ych.org.za  https://www.ych.org.za/home https://www.facebook.com/yeastcityhousingpretoria/