Table View Angels helps families through tough times

From Milnerton through to Melkbos, community group Table View Angels assists vulnerable families in the broader west coast suburb.

Table View Angels founder Anakarien Oelofse explains that she saw a need for outreach within her own challenged neighbourhoods.

Nobody looks to think that there are problems in Table View, Sunningdale, Parklands, West Beach or Big Bay. These aren't the affluent areas that everyone thinks. There are problems behind those high walls.

Anakarien Oelofse, Table View Angels founder

According to Oelofse, there are families living in garages and wendy houses; facing hunger, eviction, job loss, terminal diseases and other struggles.

Table View Angels visits such desperate families to assess their situation and determine their immediate needs.

Thereafter, the organisation reaches out to local businesses for resources and support that will help put families back on their feet.

Oelofse says she hopes to open her own safe house in the Table View community that empowers individuals with the skills to put their lives back on track.

It's my dream. I'm talking about a hand up, not a hand out.

Anakarien Oelofse, Table View Angels founder

Visit the Table View Angels Facebook page or e-mail admin@tableviewangels.co.za to learn more.

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