The Butterfly House Palliative Resource Centres

A butterfly cannot be helped out of a cocoon, to live, it has to struggle by itself but needs the environment and resources to develop and grow into a strong, healthy butterfly.

 

What we do?

  • Vulnerable adults and children have access to holistic resources and skills which address identified needs and vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerable adults and children have a safe venue and appropriate role models to promote healthy positive living

 

The services we provide?

  • Life Skills
  • Job creation
  • Recreation
  • Academic support
  • Support groups
  • Health & Hygiene
  • Food  gardens
  • Food provision
  • Cultural activities
  • Health Literacy

 

  • Butterfly House

    Butterfly House

    Butterfly House is situated in an area where the most vulnerable people in Drakenstein community live, Fairyland. It was built in 2008 in response to addressing the ‘living’ needs of patients and their families.

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  • iBhabhathane

    iBhabhathane

    iBhabhathane is situated in Mbekweni and is a venue to provide programmes to patients and their families thereby increasing access to programmes and decreasing transport costs. iBhabhathane is the home base for the 9 Home Based Caregivers who work in and around Mbekweni.

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  • Programmes

    Butterfly House

    Programmes are developed and adapted to address the holistic patient, family and community needs. The theme for week is in line with the national health calendar and organisational cross-cutting principles focussing on the individual development of self-confidence, accountability and personal capacity development whilst highlighting justice, ethics and gender fairness.

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  • Butterfly House and iBhabhathane are the venues for the Drakenstein Palliative Hospice Day Care Programmes. They are situated in Fairyland and Mbekweni between Paarl and Wellington.
  • Butterfly House was established in partnership with Ivar Koteng & Nina Glad from Trondheim in Norway (supported by friends, family & staff), Familievernkontoret i Sǿr-trǿndelag, Paarl 44 Round Table, Drakenstein Palliative Hospice, Monte Christo Ministries, Dianna Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, HPCA, Pepfar and many other Private Individuals and Community Members and Businesses (see list under Funders).
  • Butterfly House and iBhabhathane aim to provide services, often in partnership with other organisations, which will add to the quality of life of patients, their families (infected and affected) and others made vulnerable through neglect, abuse, malnutrition, substance abuse, extreme poverty and illness.
  • Participation with the Butterfly House & iBhabhathane activities are guided by the following beneficiary priorities:
    a) patients
    b) family of patients (OVC’s) and
    c) vulnerable community members

 

ECC (Early Childhood Care)

Aims:

Quarterly Programme planning, weekly theme preparation, daily time schedule and activity take place.
1. Psychosocial support
2. Needs based
3. Focus on caring practices
4. Hygiene & health is monitored and addressed by HBC workers and Prof nurses

 

Programmes:

Morning: Groups 3 mornings a week
Activities include;  Dancing, Choir, Music, Art & crafts, Physical activities and basic academic and health and hygiene skills

 

Youth Care Aims:

Quarterly programme planning, weekly theme preparation, daily time schedule, activity & staff allocation take place.
1. Psychosocial support provided through play workers, volunteers, social worker, peers & youth workers.
2. Programmes are based on needs assessments, individual sessions and satisfaction questionnaires.
3. Life skills focus on building self-confidence, accountability and personal capacity development
4. Physical and sexual health & hygiene are addressed

 

Programmes:

Academic support, Dancing, Choir, Life skills, Computers, Drama & poetry, Music, Art & crafts, Physical activities, Support groups (bereavement, peer, adherence), individual playroom and social groups

 

Adult Programmes Aims:

1. Psychosocial support, peer support, life skills, economic strengthening and food security
2. Programmes are based on needs assessment
3. Life skills focus on building self-confidence, accountability and personal capacity development whilst considering gender fairness and justice & ethics
4. Physical and sexual health & hygiene are addressed
Each week runs according to a theme focusing on physical, social, emotional, cultural, spiritual and education aspects of care. Each programme aims to be conducted in a holistic manner with particular value attributed to gender fairness, ethics and justice issues.