THE INTERDISCIPLINARY CARE TEAM
Meet the team
The Butterfly House co-ordinator is a Professional Social Worker who co-ordinates all activities and programmes at the resource centre. We employ aftercare and youth facilitators and ECD qualified teachers. We encourage volunteers and students to assist and expand the world view for our children. We employ a full time cook, drivers and community members and encourage of Butterfly House children assist with the programmes in the afternoons and evenings.
We have formed partnerships with local schools whose learners volunteer and assist with the afternoon programmes and various interns and students. Butterfly House programmes have access to the full staff compliment of Drakenstein Palliative Hospice (social workers, professional nurses and home based caregivers) to assist with psychosocial and medical concerns as well as providing access to the home in the community.
MEET THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
(DPH & BH CEO)
Elizabeth is a Professional Palliative Care Nurse with qualifications in midwifery, oncology and psychiatry. She has an Psychology Hons Theology Masters degree. She was a founder member of Butterfly House and grew up in the district and is privileged to be part of making a positive difference.
(BH& DPH Operations Manager)
Justine has a Social Work Masters degree and has worked at Drakenstein Hospice for many years. She was a founder member and a Board Member of BH. Her passion is the community and is a stickler for quality service provision. She understands and lives the BH vision.
Helga is a Social Worker who spent many years working in England and at the college teaching. She is very organised and systematic with her work and provides safety, structure and innovation to Butterfly House. She is a mother of 3 children and takes our motto; Creating a hopeful future very seriously.
The Butterfly House Board
DPH and BH share management structures, professional skills, policy development, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation practices. This partnership is key to the success and sustainability of both DPH and BH.
Deon Erasmus (Chairman): National Diploma in Public Management; Businessman and Paarl Rotary representative
Marlo Laubscher (Vice-chair): BA LLB Notary and Conveyancer; Lawyer and BH founder member
Harlan Cloete: PhD in Public Administration & Management; Governance and leadership expert and NGO Chairman
Chris Bosch: B(Eng) Electrical
Businessman and Entrepreneur
Patsy Marthinussen: M.Ed.; Worked with the Department of Education as a subject advisor
Maria von Backstrom: B.A. Industrial Psychology; N5 National Certificates in Educare; B.A. Honours in Development Studies and Social Transformation; NGO Manager and BH founder member
Nathan Ramailane: Dip in Prison Management; BA Education; Businessman and NGO Manager
We need your help
We would love to upgrade our computer centre... our children need to be computer literate. Can you help in anyway?
We are also dreaming about appointing a Social Auxiliary Worker or Social Worker to assist with the very many social and emotional issues our children are dealing with.
We know that being able to appoint a social worker to work at Butterfly House will ensure that the interactions and psychosocial support of our very vulnerable children are dealt with immediately.
In addition we are also looking for Volunteers to help us with assisting with homework in the afternoons. Please contact us for more information.
109 Breda Street (Head Office)
Cnr of Sunmaid and Rainbows End,
PO Box 6130, Paarl 7620
Tel: (021) 872 4060
Emergency: 082 200 4221