FUND RAISING

FUND RAISING

Raise the necessary funds to secure suitable premises for the establishment of a shelter able to offer short-term accommodation to members of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community during crisis periods.

EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT

EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT

Effectively manage a facility offering offer short-term accommodation to members of the lesbian, gay and bisexual community during crisis periods.

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The Pride Shelter Trust was launched during February 2006. There were so many well funded health or social service organisations but no crisis shelter type service and thus the Pride Shelter Trust (PST) was born to establish and manage a shelter offering short-term accommodation to LGBT people during crisis periods.

The next 3 years were all about fund raising and in that time over R1m was raised by the gay and lesbian community. In 2010 after a lengthy application process with the City of Cape Town Property Management Services, the PST signed a lease for a City owned property in Oranjezicht (1 Molteno Road) and thus we started the process of renovations

In April 2011, the shelter was opened. The furnishings were donated by the community including 20 beds, a Television and furnishings for the resident’s lounge and kitchen.