SANTA Johannesburg works closely with the PHC clinics and the communities surrounding these clinics in the Johannesburg area , with the attempt to encourage their involvement in the prevention and management of TB and TB/HIV/AIDS.
SANTA Johannesburg provides support to 12 PHC clinics by , assisting to identify in our designated communities all persons at risk of TB, with help from the community leaders , volunteers and our workers.
Possible TB cases are encouraged to attend the clinics to be tested. All TB cases are monitored to ensure that they remain traceable and have sufficient support to allow them to complete their medication cycle.
Further services focus on building up all the resources required to capacitate the clinic and community stakeholders at each clinic and to provide services and support to both the general public and to communities and individuals in need, suffering from or affected by TB and TB/HIV/AIDS.
All our programs are structured to ensure that all our clients socio-economic well-being is catered for in a sustainable way, guiding and empowering them to achieve self-sufficiency, inclusiveness and opportunity for all.
Our current services include:
Poor and vulnerable clients (including TB and TB/HIV/AIDS clients) are reached through our Counseling services that we provide by our Social Workers, Auxiliary Workers and Care Assistants in the communities and 12 PHC Clinic that we service on a daily basis, we also offer these services at our Head office in Brixton to clients coming to our offices:
- Provide TB and TB/HIV/AIDS clients and all others in need with individual, couples and family counseling
- All clients get helped that need to be referred to the Department for disability grants via motivation letters / affidavits, also assist with ID documents.
- Assistance is offered to all clients in the community to get to hospitals and the clinics
- Provide soup, pap and gravy, bread and juice etc. to needy TB and TB/HIV/AIDS clients during visits to our head office and those participating in our workshops.
- All clients counselling needs identified and practical assistance given in accordance with identified needs
- Provide food aid – to the poor, vulnerable and TB and TB/HIV/AIDS clients on treatment through food parcels, which includes e-pap to build their immune systems.
- Supplimentary baby milk powder of the best quality will be given to HIV/AIDS positive mothers who are unable to feed their babies. Those that do not get supported through our PHC Clinics.
- Find shelter for our homeless clients.
- Do regular home visits in the communities.
- Provide DOTS support if needed to our clients in the communities through volunteers and DOTS supporters from our PHC clinics that we service.
- We have several support groups running in the clinics and in the communities that we service.
- Our skills projects are set up to teach several different skills, which they would be able to generate an income from. We also encourage and teach them to start their own small entrepreneur businesses.
- Our Job Search project provides practical assistance to unemployed persons in finding employment, through provision of training, CV writing skills, basic interview skills, linking them to employment agencies and linking them with jobs in relation to their skills, these services helps our client achieve self-worth.
- Our vegetable gardens produce will help to feed needy and sick clients that visit the clinics that we operate in, through our food kitchens. Community gardens will be helping out the vulnerable and poor in the community. And any surplus from these veggie gardens will be sold to generate an income to sustain these projects.
- TB Education (and the link to HIV/AIDS) – To heighten awareness of tuberculosis and the link to HIV/AIDS amongst employees at companies, primary and secondary school learners and other faith based organisations in the Johannesburg area. We also work closely with the community and clinic in an attempt to encourage their involvement in the prevention and management of TB and TB/HIV/AIDS.
- Our X-Ray Department provides a meaning full service to private companies for Early detection of TB by means of chest screening x-rays using a mobile unit, any surplus monies earned from this service gets invested back into our projects.
- SANTA Johannesburg provides support to the clinic by participating in committee meetings, by assisting in the co-ordination of all role players within the clinic committee, by assisting to identify in our community all persons at risk of TB, with help from the community leaders and our workers. Possible TB cases are encouraged to attend the clinics to be tested.
- All TB cases are monitored to ensure that they remain traceable and have sufficient support to allow them to complete their medication cycle.
- Further services focus on building up resources required to capacitate the clinic and community stakeholders and to provide services and support to both the general public and communities that we service, individuals in need suffering from or affected by: poverty, old age, ill health, disability, TB and TB/HIV/AIDS.