An enabling environment where everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential in a caring and safe residential facility & protective workshop
A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED PERSONS
Saturday - 28 October 2023
9AM till 1PM
Friday - 14 November 2023
6PM till 9PM
"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
SAN SALVADOR'S PURPOSE
Our mission is to provide a safe, respectful, loving home for intellectually handicapped adult women at San Salvador in a stimulating environment, where the dignity and self-worth of individuals affected by mental and intellectual disabilities can be upheld so they can develope to their full potential.
San Salvador through all its programmes and services are committed to the development of adults with intellectual disabilities towards self-actualization and to provide them with an opportunity to live a meaningful life, with support and guidance.
ABOUT OUR HOME
San Salvador celebrated its 80th year of existence in 2016. Initially founded by the Order of Dominican Sisters (Congregation of St. Catharine of Siena of King William’s Town) as a care facility for children with intellectual disabilities, it has over the years evolved and developed into a multi-professional registered non-profit organization which provides holistic services and programmes to its beneficiaries and the community as a whole.
Back in the early 1930’s a need in the community was recognised to assist families with intellectually challenged family members
In response to this need, Mother General Augustine Geisel, from the Order of Dominican Sisters (Congregation of St. Catharine of Siena of King William’s Town), decided to establish a residential care facility back in 1936.
Although the future is unpredictable, we would like to develop an organisation that is dynamic, financially sustainable and able to meet the diverse needs of our future generations. We aim to ensure that we will be able to provide a safe and secure future for all our current and future beneficiaries, in an environment that is homely, supportive and encouraging for another 80 years and more.