Our team of psychologists and social workers are able to deliver high-quality, evidence-based intervention at no or low cost to participants through financial partnerships with individuals and organisations that share our conviction that stronger families are the foundation for a stronger society. Our family-based therapeutic counselling work addresses common issues of abuse, neglect, addiction, depression, anxiety, and the effects of trauma in resource-poor communities.
Based in Heideveld on the Cape Flats in Cape Town, Arise is uniquely positioned to impact existing families in resource-poor communities and where this is not possible, to work city-wide to promote new families through adoption and foster care. Its Family Centre model is based around collaborative partnerships with community organisations, delivering a high-quality holistic service to families. Through therapeutic and psychosocial groups, a unique Family Conference Service that creates resilience in families, and both formal training and informal coaching of community lay counsellors, Arise serves the community on all levels.