The ACVV Poplarlaan is a non-profit organization, rendering developmental social work services with a focus on children, families and older persons. The target areas include Kensington, Holland Park, Korsten, Schauderville, Gelvandale & Helenvale, all characteristically under resourced, poverty-stricken communities with extensive social problems.
In order to address some of these problems, the social workers of the ACVV Poplar Avenue coordinate three soup kitchens in Schauderville, a feeding scheme for primary school children and a work-for-food project.
3 playschools – managed by 2 social workers
Mina Moo Playgroup.
2 housing complexes mainly for sub-economical pensioners and a Service Centre for recreational purposes.
WHO DOES THE ACVV DELIVER SERVICES TO?
Children, youths, families and older persons in need, irrespective of language, religious persuasion, gender or sexual orientation.
WHAT DOES THE ACVV BELIEVE IN?
Every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The development of people, families and communities’ strengths. To live according to Christian values. Service delivery in the consumers’ home language, as far as possible. The Afrikaans language is cherished by the Society. Women in particular have the ability and responsibility to build bridges in communities.
WHERE IS THE ACVV?
In more than 570 communities in cities and rural areas of the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and a small part of the North West Province. Consult the “ACVV Contact Points”.
WHERE DOES THE ACVV COME FROM?
The ACVV was established on 1 September 1904 in Cape Town by a group of women who wanted to offer active and practical help to victims of the Anglo Boer War. These services grew and transformed from emergency relief, primary health care, educational programmes and welfare work to comprehensive child and family care services that include services to older persons.
WHAT DOES THE ACVV LOOK LIKE?
The democratic structure of the ACVV is as follows: The ACVV is comprised of 114 branches and service branches that are registered as individual Not-for-profit organisations, which are managed by volunteers who act as employers. These managements appoint personnel to render the services.
Acvv.co.za. (n.d.). ACVV Poplarlaan – About Us. [online] Available at: http://www.acvv.co.za/poplarlaan/aboutus.html [Accessed 30 May 2018].
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