OUR HISTORY

A brief history of Shalom Respite Care Centre:

Shalom Respite Care Centre was started by Wendy Mackie in 1989. Having worked for many years as a matron at Woodside Sanctuary, she realised that there was a real need to offer respite care to families who had a profoundly physically and intellectually disabled member. Wendy purchased a small farm outside Magaliesburg, on the Koster road. She then approached Anglo American who gave her the initial funds to erect the first building. With time and sponsorship from other sources, Shalom Respite Care Centre grew.

However, it soon emerged that offering respite care on its own would not be a viable operation and so a small number of longer term care residents were admitted. This combination of longer and shorter care residents has proved to be a good formula. In addition, in quieter times of the year, the Centre takes groups from institutions where the visitors can experience a holiday in the countryside. In the case of underprivileged people, Shalom Respite Care centre organises funds to subsidise their visits. If you are interested in learning more about our wonderful family, feel free to contact us directly!