The community members of Langa are given access to the various psychosocial services we offer to empower them to contribute meaningfully to society. Our services range from social work, counselling, home visits, and parent support groups.
Although 71.7% of the population is of working age (15 to 64 years), Langa’s official unemployment rate is 27.2%.
The sustained systemic poverty of the community has led to the current high levels of crimes such as assault (including gender-based violence), drug abuse, murder and theft.
The average monthly household income is less than R3 200.
Our programme activities are tailored towards the individual needs of community members. In this way, the support that they receive is relevant, and in addition it is provided in Langa, meaning that the members are assisted in their community. The activities seek to empower individual community members to thrive and live their lives to its full.
One of Just Grace’s key foundational goals is to promote healthy families. The psychosocial support provided to community members seeks to restore family relationships and create strong networks of support. By building up families, Just Grace believes that the community will have a strong foundation from which to build on.
We don’t believe in providing assistance that does not address the practical needs that community members are faced with. Programme activities therefore focus on addressing any pressing needs as well as equipping community members so that they are independent and able to play an active role in their community.
Our social workers and community workers assist community members to apply and access social grants available to them.
Social workers work with community members who are unemployed to remove any barriers and then equip them with the necessary soft skills such as perseverance, grit, a healthy view of work, dedication, punctuality, and communication.
We run a support group for girls and women who have been, or are victims of domestic abuse. These are run by a qualified social worker.
We run a parent support group to assist parents with advice on how to ensure that their children succeed at school.
Weekly groups for parents to connect, chat and learn a new craft.
Just Grace works with Norton Rose Fulbright to bring quality legal services to the community of Langa. Individuals approach Just Grace as part of the community development programme.
We offer computer training to the community to better prepare them for further education or employment.
Community members are taught how to create and manage a personal budget.
Increased access to employment
Increased access to government social services
Increase in successful prosecutions
Reduced domestic violence
Stronger families and safe home environments
Ability for continued personal growth
Awareness and contribution to the community
The ability to bring about economic growth (entrepreneurship) and stability (earning a salary)
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