Charity profile

Our story

Arise believes that every child belongs in a thriving family. 

Based in the community of Heideveld in the Cape Flats, Cape Town, we see families crumbling under the weight of poverty, crime, social injustice and abuse. Arise aims to strengthen family units through various programmes. We work with both children and parents or caregivers to counsel, strengthen, and equip families so that they can be a place where children feel safe, loved, and find a sense of belonging.

Our Services

Our Family Centre aims to preserve, strengthen and support families in resource-poor communities to build resiliency so that children and their families can overcome adversities and reach their full potential. We do this by providing therapeutic consultations and psychosocial groups through our award-winning family strengthening programmes.

Our Adoption Support Programmes work to build and strengthen new families for those children without families. We do this through innovative advocacy and professional post-placement family support.

In an attempt to increase our footprint and share our programmes, Arise offers Train-the-Trainer workshops, where we equip other professionals to run what we’ve developed in their own context and spheres.


www.arisefamily.org