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Gabriella Centre

Gabriella Centre offers Residential and Day Care for children and young adults with profound Physical Disabilities and/or Intellectual Disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy. We provide 24 hour care in a home from home environment along with unlimited patience and unconditional love.

The Day Care Centre is open from 7.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. It remains open over school holidays, closing for only three weeks over the Christmas season and on Public holidays. The Residential section remains open throughout the year.

To maintain a comfortable environment, a maximum of 24 children/young adults are enrolled in Day Care, of which 10 of them are also in Residential Care. To ensure they receive all the care and love they deserve, a maximum child/caregiver ratio of 4/1 is provided.

Individual programmes are designed by our Physiotherapist, Chantelle van den Berg who works closely with Gabriella Centre to ensure each child/young adult receives the correct physiotherapy & intellectual stimulation they require. Our Staff have been trained to follow these individual programmes and understand the importance of correct positioning and regular exercise.

The weekly programme includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, music & movement, computers, creative activities, outdoor play, horse riding and outings. We provide a place to learn and grow, to feel safe and accepted and to be loved unconditionally.

We have come to realize over the years that if you do not ask, you will not get. There are many wonderful people out there who want to help those less fortunate than themselves but don’t always know how to go about it.

-Sponsor a minibus – Sponsoring companies details will be advertised on the vehicle. (All donations are tax deductible)
-Electric fencing around property
-Sponsor a child’s monthly residential or day care fees – full or partial
-Supply disposable nappies & (adults & children)
-Monthly groceries (list can be provided on request)
-Monthly running costs
-Donation to purchase physiotherapy equipment& educational toys, etc.

Our vision has always been “To Inspire Respect and Accomplish Equality for Persons with Special Needs”. Our goal at Gabriella Centre remains unchanged; we strive to do everything we possibly can to assist these courageous individuals in their challenging climb in life.

We want able bodied people to know that not one day in their life should be taken for granted. That in a second your life could change and you could find yourself or a family member in the exact position as those with special needs. Take the time to get to know someone who is physically and/or intellectually challenged and give them the respect and kindness they deserve.