Breede Valley Association of and for Persons with Disabilities (BVAPD) is a registered non-profit organization that renders therapeutic, social and community development services to all persons with disabilities in the Breede Valley Municipal area, including the communities of Worcester, Rawsonville, De Doorns and Touws River.
We were previously known as Worcester Cripple Care and Worcester Association for the Physically Disabled, was established in 1951 after Drs. Dommisse and Wilson realized the need for aftercare for persons with disabilities in the area. The organization developed and implemented a transformation plan as well as administrative systems and procedures in order to ensure good governance, cost effective, equitable, accessible and accountable service delivery and management of the organization.
In 1983, Worcester Cripple Care Association underwent a change of name to the Association for the Physically Disabled (Worcester), and in 2003 became the Worcester Association for persons with Physical Disabilities. In 2005 a decision was made to change the name to the Breede Valley Association for Persons with Disabilities, along with a new logo and branding, which displays our progression from the medical model of assistance to the social model.
Currently, the 5 strategic focus areas of our organization includes governance, developmental social work services, work & employment, education & childcare and marketing & promotion.
The South African Muslim Community Trust handed over an adapted Ford 22 Seater for our Special Day Care Centre, Rise & Shine in Worcester. The
The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
Adopt a family by donating groceries such as non-perishable food or cleaning appliances. You can also adopt a child and support him/her with diapers of school funds.
Knowledge and time according to your ability will be an asset to our service to persons with disabilities.