St Francis is a registered non–profit organisation and can provide an 18A Tax Certificate. The Centre is multi–cultural and multi–denominational and we do not turn away anyone in need of our services.
St Francis Care Centre was established in 1992 by Fr. Stan Brennan, a Franciscan Friar, after he witnessed the lonely, sometimes agonizing deaths suffered by many people in South Africa dying of AIDS, abandoned and rejected by their family and friends.
Since the beginning, St Francis Care Centre has mobilized resources to help patients and families in the informal settlements of Ekurhuleni:
families in the informal settlements of Ekurhuleni:
•The Hospice — A residential medical facility for AIDS sufferers. There are 48 adult beds available.
•Children's Section — The Rainbow Cottage provides a home for 30 abandoned or orphaned children from birth to 7 years of age.
•Home Based Care — The centre has an active team of care helpers providing home based care to persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
•St Francis Clinics — Two clinics which provide free counselling, testing and ARV's when necessary.