To be the preferred service provider in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment in the Western Cape.
To provide specialised and fully accredited substance abuse prevention as well as in- and out-patient treatment services, by a multi-disciplinary team, to the communities of the Western Cape.
Our goal is to render substance abuse prevention and treatment services which are geared towards creating and reinforcing healthy behaviour and lifestyle changes. This entails taking action at three levels:
- Primary prevention, which necessitates taking action to build resilience and prevent substance abuse problems before they occur. This proactive prevention initiative focuses on altering both the individual and the community through awareness programmes and developmental services. Focused capacity building and training of individuals and communities to assist with the implementation of primary prevention programmes take place under the supervision of professional staff;
- Secondary prevention initiatives focus on high-risk groups such as youth and abused women and include persons in the workplace with educational and life skills intervention programmes. The aim of secondary prevention programmes is to reduce the severity of the consequences of substance abuse before it become more serious. This include training of volunteers and professionals such as social workers, educators and nursing staff;
- Tertiary prevention is directed at clients who presented with a developed substance abuse problem. This programme offers a comprehensive assessment, individual treatment plan and a treatment programme to the substance abuser, their families and collaterals.
SANCA Western Cape Values
All SANCA staff adhere to the following core values:
Excellent Service Delivery
We continually strive to offer a service of the highest professional standard at all levels of the organisation. Our service delivery is guided by the principles of effectiveness, efficiency, accountability and evidence-based practice.
We respect one another other as unique human beings. In the course of our work, we show respect for the rights, dignity and culture of each individual we encounter. We strive for open and honest communication, constructive conflict resolution, as well as just and ethical management practices.
We value the richness brought to our work by clients and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. We therefore promise to strive remain sensitive to all forms of diversity, including diversity of race, culture, gender, religion, language, sexual orientation and values.
We acknowledge that our actions as individuals reflect on the integrity and reputation of the organisation. For this reason we strive to maintain the highest ethical standards in our professional practice, and in our interactions with colleagues and clients.
We value the trust that the public places in our organisation. We therefore commit to honouring trust through acting with accountability and transparency. We will communicate openly with our clients and provide them with information which is accurate, relevant and understandable. We will also provide accurate and timely reports of our activities to our stakeholders.