Gauteng South Region

Gauteng South Region

This region is headed by a Regional Manager (RM) with a staff complement comprising social workers, social auxiliary workers, house supervisors, house support assistants, regional coordinator, fundraising coordinator, programme coordinator and drivers. We recognise the inevitable turmoil to family life when a child faces vigorous and often lengthy treatment and thus extend comprehensive support to the families. Services rendered by the region include emotional support by CHOC social workers and social auxiliary workers based at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH). They walk the cancer journey with the families from diagnosis to the end of treatment or end of life. Less formal emotional support is also provided through support groups such as survivor groups, parent-supporting-parent, bereavement support and interactive play groups in the wards.

This region has three houses that are a home away from home for children battling cancer, and their parents or caregivers. One home is situated in Saxonwold and two in Diepkloof, Soweto. The regional office is based at the Saxonwold house servicing Gauteng and North West Province. The child and parent/caregiver stay in these houses at no cost to them and can be with other families facing similar circumstances. It is a safe and welcoming environment with caring and understanding staff, a place where new friendships are formed.

To ensure that no child abandons treatment due to lack of transport we offer children and families transport and transport grants. Basic necessities such as care bags, nutritional support (food parcels) and bereavement support (funeral funds) are also made available to the families and children.

The region creates awareness of childhood cancer and CHOC programmes locally through marketing campaigns and events. Additional services such as ward comforts, recreational activities and medical support is also offered as needed and as resources allow.


CONTACT DETAILS

T: 086 111 2358
F: 011 486 1551
E: JHB@choc.org.za

Physical address

16 Eastwold Way, Saxonwold
Johannesburg 2000

Banking Details

CHOC – Johannesburg
Standard Bank Killarney
Account No: 200 294 857
Branch Code: 007205

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wish List: Gauteng South

Please email us on jhb@choc.org.za for more information.

GAUTENG SOUTH WISH LIST 2017
 

Wish List: Gauteng South

NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS 
Maize meal      Tined fish
Rice Tomato with onion 
Samp Cake  Baked beans
flour Sugar  Weet bix Corn 
Spaghetti  flakes
Macaroni Two Minute Noodles Long 
Sugar beans  Yeast  life milk Coffee
Cooking oil  Peanut butter Jam
Mayonnaise   Chicken spice 
Chutney Tomato  Barbeque spice Steak 
 sauce Corned  and chops Curry 
 beef Cup a Soup   powder Beef cubes 
up packets Chicken cubes
PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS 
Onions Tomatoes 
Cabbage  
Beetroot  
Potatoes Sweet 
Potato Stewing 
Beef Mince Meat 
Boerewors  
Chicken
Eggs  
Bread
Margarine spread 
CLEANING MATERIALS
CLEANING MATERIALS
Toilet paper Air 
Freshener Doom  
Bleach    
Staysoft
Automatic Washing Powder 
Dishwashing liquid
Handy Andy 
Steelwool  
Brooms Mops   
Dishcloths
TOILETRIES FOR CARE BAGS
TOILETRIES FOR CARE BAGS 
Toothpaste
 SOFT ids tooth brushes 
Children’s toothpaste Adult     
Tooth brushes Adult toothpaste
Soap Bars 
Facecloths Aqueous 
Cream Lip balm
 Roll-on