Avalon Association for Disabled People
During the 1940’s a thirteen year old boy lost both his legs. He fought his handicap bravely and it became his lifelong mission to bring hope and inspiration to disabled people. His name was Murrogh De B. Nesbitt and AVALON is his legacy to South Africa.
In a world where violence and accidents increase the number of chair-bound people, AVALON is a residential facility for physically disabled persons.
In striving to restore dignity and usefulness, horizons are broadened and dependency and despair are replaced with purpose and vision which is done through interaction with our Social worker and part-time Occupational Therapist.
– Twenty four hours/seven days a week basic caregiving and emotional support to the residents
– Accommodation and three meals a day
– Full laundry service for all bedding, clothing etc.
– Occupational Therapy (available 4 hours per week.)
– Specialized transport to Hospitals, Clinics and Doctors appointments.
-Transport to Local Shopping centres on Wednesday and Friday.
– Social and recreational activities
– An opportunity for employment in a sheltered workshop. One of our associates is the AIM sheltered workshop in Kensington.
Monthly funding is obtained through :
– Grants by the Department of Social Development.
– Donations from the National Lottery Board.
– Fees paid by the Residents.
– Collections at Shopping Malls by residents.
– Donations from Companies, Individuals , Churches and Schools.
The future of AVALON is greatly determined by the vision and actions of those who are committed to providing a place of safety and healing for physically disabled people.