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There are so many people who are faced with life on the streets, in need of kindness and a helping hand; these are the organisations making sure they are seen!


South Africa (11 January 2023) – The Good Things Guy team has been working on these charity lists since the start of the pandemic in 2020. They were created as tools to help people find help or offer it to causes close to their hearts. Over the years, the demand for these lists has grown, and today, we are excited to share our lists for 2023.

Our charity list was usually one long one, but we have found, with the help of insightful readers, that one list is too much to work through. This year we are splitting the list into various categories. This fifth list features all the organisations working with people to put a roof over their heads.

There are several kinds of organisations, whether it be a service to support destitute people, a shelter to give a night’s stay or an organisation specialising in housing, we have added some indicators below, so you know what the organisation specialises in.

If we have missed an organisation or charity, please email and we will add it soonest; kindly supply the relevant links as well as which province they work in, the NPO/NGO/NPC registration details and a brief description of what the organisation does.

Please note, this is a working list, so keep sending through your charities, and we will keep adding them!

(HM) – Homeless/Destitute Care, (HH) – Housing, (S) – Shelter.

South Africa

Eastern Cape



Western Cape

  • Elim Night Shelter (Working in Elsies River) (S) – Website / Facebook
  • Havens Night Shelter (Working in the Western Cape) (S) – Website 
  • Ihata Shelter for Abused Women and Children (Working in Cape Town) (S) – Website / Facebook
  • Khulisa Social Solutions (Working in Cape Town) (HM) – Website / Facebook
  • Ons Plek Projects (Working in Western Cape) (HM, S) – Website
  • MES Shelter (Working in Belville) (S) – Website / Facebook
  • Pride Shelter (Working in Cape Town) (S) – Website / Facebook
  • Somerset West Night Shelter (Working in Somerset West) (S) – Website / Facebook
  • Souper Troopers (Working in Western Cape) (HM) – Website / Facebook
  • The Hope Exchange (Working in Cape Town) (HM) – Website / Facebook

Sources: Various (Linked Above)
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Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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