We started our first Echo Cape Town house in Tableview in December 2013. With very little money and no leaders to move in, we knew that this was what we had to do at that stage. We signed our first lease agreement and 2 people moved in on the 1st of December.
Since then the Tableview Echo house has been a home for many people. Although we have sad stories of youth that has left this house, we also celebrate a lot of beautiful stories of people who have moved in with us and are now the leaders giving back to the community.
We are currently 9 guys living together in this house. Most of the youth that live with us have no family. Echo tries to be a family for them.
A big part of the community is to do stuff together - like playing soccer and eating together. Every Tuesday we play in the local indoor league and on Thursday evenings the Tableview and Durbanville houses eat together.
We are planning to start another house in Tableview from the beginning of 2019.
Watch a video about our community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voR4vsEoX7I