Ubuntu Crisis and Family Care Centre was established in 2002 by a group of dedicated women and young persons after the idea of such an organization was introduced by Pumla Mbelu who, as the then Community Health Worker, realized that there was a growing number of people infected with HIV, some of whom were already terminally ill in ward 19 and neighboring communities.
The founders also observed that the terminally ill received little or no attention in their homes as they were shunned by their families and community members. There being no facility or initiative providing home-based care in the area, UCFCC was established for this purpose. In addition to providing home-based care, the organization also set out to provide counseling to people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Another reason for its formation was to give support to children who were impacted by HIV and AIDS. As part of intervention strategies to address the concerns identified by its founders, UCFCC engages in food security ventures through agriculture, Clean and Green Environment and initiatives that sought to generate income and create employment opportunities.
Because of the demand for assistance by community members who were victims of Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Physically Challenged People, Victims of Crime, UCFCC designed relevant response and services to assist them and further expanded services to include Trauma Counseling, Women and Child Abuse.
Another service that emerged as a critical need in communities was Bereavement Counseling due to the rising number of deaths in communities served. Lastly, UCFCC also runs a Feeding Scheme and After Care for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children.
Ubuntu Crisis and Family Care Centre (UCFCC) was founded in 2002 and was formally registered as a Non-Profit Organization in 2006 and the NPO Registration No is: 051-667 UCFCC is based in Wyebank, 25km west of Durban, which serves the Inner and Outer Western areas of the eThekwini Metro. Areas served include part of Clermont, Sub5, Wyebank, Sub16, KwaDabeka ,Lower Molweni and Maphephetheni Traditional Council
The Mission of the Ubuntu Crisis and Family Care Centre (UCFCC) is to improve the health status and social condition of persons infected and those affected by HIV & AIDS and to provide hope and support for children and youth in distress and people in crisis situations