The DL Link is a Section 18A tax exempt non-profit, public benefit organisation. We currently employ ten staff members and require additional staff. We have general operating costs of +R180k p/month - +R2M annually. With no statutory funding, it is thanks to your generosity and the incredible commitment of all our donors and fundraisers that DL Link is able to provide all that it does, free of charge.
Making a meal
“Hoping is Coping” 4 week course with Denise Bernstein, 17 year Cancer survivor, Cansa and Hospice trained. Guest speakers - Professor Donde, radiation oncologist, Gayle Landau, oncology dietitian, social worker and survivor. Advice and trauma counselling for patients and care-givers.Classes, Workshops, Videos, CDs, events
BFFE – Best Friends Forever links volunteers with patients or siblings for daily emotional support. Lifestyle support includes lift service and meal support, shopping and errands. Busy Box – supervising children with homework crafts, baking and activities at home or at the DL Link Centre. Cool Kidz Camp with fun activities year-round.
Connect and Care
Hospital and home visits. Medical Aid Admin - our committee liaises with Discovery and Liberty on our patients’ behalf Linking people who share similar diagnoses and experiences. The centre is a home away from home to relax.
Informative Events/Educational Seminars/Courses
Like “Hoping is Coping”: - Talks by oncologist, social worker, nutritionist and survivor facilitated by an experienced counsellor.
BFFE – Best Friends Forever Programme
Patients, children of patients or siblings of patients are linked with a volunteer who benefits them.
During and Post Treatment Support Groups
Get-togethers with motivational speakers, spa days, healthy cooking demos and more.
Advice and trauma counselling for patients and care-givers.
Lifestyle support for families and care-givers.
Princess and Superhero – were we make the patient, child or siblings feel extra special for a day
Holiday Breaks and Getaways
DL Link is often kindly donated holidays for our members to relax, recharge, revitalize and enjoy some ‘time out’.
Holiday Programmes, Fun Activities & Events Year Round
For patients, their families and caregivers.
“Big brothers and sisters” supervise and mentor kids with crafts, baking and activities at their home or at the DL Link Centre.
Hospital & Home Visit
Offering comfort, support and practical assistance to patients and family members.
Videos, CDs, Library and Multi-media Centre
Our Members can choose from a range of informative, knowledgeable disks to enjoy at their leisure.
We arrange free transport services for patients and their families.
Meal SupportMeal Support
Shopping, meals, coffees and errands.
Our au pairs are available to tutor school-going children.
Beauty treatments-facials, manicures and pedicures Alternative therapies: Reflexology, Aromatherapy and head, food and back massage.
Medical Aid Admin
Assisting families with time consuming medical aid admin.
Best face forward
Helpful tips in make-up and selfimage
Connecting people who share similar diagnoses and experiences .
We provide referrals and links to Dr Susan Bleden and Dr Michael Setzer for medical advice.
Classes and Workshops forward
To nourish mind, body and soul and to keep everyone active and stimulated.
Beauty treatments-facials, manicures and pedicures, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and head, foot and back massage. Holiday Breaks and Getaways sponsored by donors for patients who desperately need time out and cannot afford it.