Just Property Paarl & Wellington have pledged this year to AHOS (Athlone House Of Strength).
Just Property Paarl/Wellington in association with PEST Dude have pledged two treatments and ongoing maintenance for the whole facility for the remainder of 2016. Just Property have also donated basic essentials such as toiletries, bedding and clothing to the facility and have communicated to our circles to continuously make donations towards the organisation.
The original idea of Ms Pat Martin and a group of women in 1999 was to build a shelter to help abused women and children- irrespective of race, religion or colour. AHOS can be seen as a “One Stop Victim Empowerment Centre”.
AHOS was registered as an NPO (Non–Profit Organisation) in 2001. The idea of a shelter which encompasses a holistic approach to the plight of abused women and children and goes beyond attending to the immediate physical and emotional needs of the victim. Its fundamental purpose is to make women and children feel that they belong to a family and that they are loved and accepted by society; to strive towards the development of a well-balanced (emotional, social and intellectual) individual who will contribute to a healthy society.
With all of the continuous support from many volunteers, donations from local businesses, professional services and a few big sponsors (local and international) the Athlone House of Strength consists of many services such as: The Shelter, The Vital Health Counselling Centre, The Holland Early Learning Centre, a temporary Job Skill Centre and two family homes.