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The REEA Foundation
The REEA Foundation (previously REEA Epileptic Care Centre and originally the Rand Epileptic Employment Association) was established in 1935 and is a non-profit organisation caring for adults living with epilepsy and mild mental disorders who cannot be accommodated in a normal family environment. REEA Foundation provides a well managed residential centre, with 24 hour care, providing accommodation for over 40 residents in a comfortable, home-style hostel that includes professional medical care at all times. The centre is located on spacious grounds in Craighall Park, Johannesburg, close to shops and amenities of Rosebank, Sandton and Hyde Park. A range of activities, skills training and arts and crafts classes – along with employment contracts and education – have been provided on site, all with the aim of improving functional levels and quality of life.
A dynamic and forward thinking board of trustees currently provides strategic direction to the Foundation. This Board has recognised the fact that due to the negative financial impact of the economic recession, non-profit organisations require sustainable funding solutions as the weakened global economy has resulted in less money which has directly resulted in a reduction in donations.
It is for this very reason that various initiatives have been embarked upon, leveraging off its assets such as its property and developed infrastructure, all of which fit within five main pillars, which are:-
- HIV Orphans
- Micro Development Enterprises
- Urban Eco Agriculture
The five pillars above encompass the fundamentals that are the REEA Foundation, which are the Foundation is an independent body, not affiliated to any religious or secular organisation, and which adapts swiftly to changing needs.
Vision and Mission Statement
Our vision is to be a world class self-sustainable residential facility in South Africa.Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of the disabled persons entrusted to our care by fostering a culture of excellence, commitment and professionalism within our organisation. We provide continuous spiritual, moral, medical and residential support, as well as protective employment and advancement opportunities for those who are able.
Our residents are multi-dimensional beings with physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, socio-economic and political selves who deserve to be treated with respect and dignity at all times. All therapeutic interactions operate within this framework, and all residents are treated equally irrespective of colour, creed, religion, socio-economic standing or cultural background.
To the next 79 years………….