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Non-Profit, Community based,
Shelter for the Homeless.

Happy Valley Home provides temporary accommodation for people in distress
and facilitates short-term goals of rehabilitation. NPO Number: 005 – 388

How You Can Get Involved

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At Happy Valley Home Shelter, Our Mission is to save the lives of the homeless who have lost their way through Mental Illnesses, Crises and Addictions


We help with services such as Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, Domestic violence Counseling, Psychiatric counseling, ID Book Administration and Family reintegration, as well as many other services required to get our residents off the streets.


Happy Valley Home caters to 65 residents on a 6-month basis. With 25 women & 40 men all over the age of 18, who reside in separated dorms.

Each Resident is given 3 meals a day & also gets access to the clothing “store” room if they wish to get warmer clothing from donations given.  We welcome all money, food, clothing and sanitary donations.

What We Do

A South Peninsula-based homeless shelter, offering a stepping stone to life back in society.

We are an NPO registered Homeless Shelter, based in Simon’s Town, Cape Town and founded in 1996. Happy Valley Home started in 1991 originally as a soup kitchen run from the Simon’s Town Catholic Church.

In 1996, it became clear that something more was needed to assist Simon’s Towns poor, Mr. Duraan, previous Magistrate of Simon’s Town, negotiated with the Navy to use the old arsenal buildings and Happy Valley Home was formally established.

Happy Valley strives to get the homeless off the streets & into a warm, safe environment. We also provide the opportunity for each resident to get their legal documents in order, like ID documents to obtain employment.

Our staff also facilitates connecting the residents with their families and back into society once again. Because Happy Valley is only allowed to house a maximum of 75 residents at one time, the winter Readiness Programme allows for an extra 10 homeless people to stay as non-permanent residents from June to the end of August.

Unfortunately, we often refer homeless intakes to other shelters (with transport to said shelter) for a small fee of R5, any homeless person is able to choose a FULL outfit for themselves from head to toe. We often feed those who are not residents as well, if we get enough food donations for that month.

A Stepping Stone to Life Back in Society.

With increasing homelessness and limited State funds, Happy Valley relies on the generosity of others and fundraising to meet the demands of the ongoing running costs and homelessness issues,
We are always trying to find ways of improving our already good infrastructure, which is a struggle to maintain.

Meet our Amazing Team

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Pictured from left, Steven Khwisa (Supervisor), Delia Cottle (Social Worker), Patrick Msakayeya (NPO Manager), and Joanie Markman (Supervisor)

Mr Duraan, (Former Magistrate of Simon’s Town and Happy Valley Founder), with Patrick Msakayeya (NPO Manager)

Our Sponsors

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021 786 5087

689 Palace Hill rd, Simon's Town

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