70 - Lee Haskin on Supporting Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in Mitche

In this episode I chat with Lee Haskin, founder of Connor’s Haven in Mitchel’s Plain, Cape Town.

When learning that her newborn baby was disabled, Lee made a commitment to providing the care her child would need. This led to the founding of Connor’s Haven and Resource Centre, which has become a centre of support and resources for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities in an area that is significantly under-resourced, with limited support facilities.

Lee shares the story of her life with a child with a disability, the founding of Connor’s Haven and a recent court case after Connor was refused entry into a local shop.

Contact Lee and Connor’s Haven and Resource Centre at
WhatsApp : +27 (0)61 749 6932
Email. : connorshaven@gmail.com
Connor’s Haven Facebook : https://m.facebook.com/Connorshaven/
Connor My Special Angel Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connorshaven15.co.za
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/leehaskin

For donations to Connor’s Haven:

Contact Lois with podcast topics or guest suggestions at
Web: loisstrachan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loisstrachanspeaker

This episode edited by Craig Strachan using Hindenburg PRO – find out more on Hindenburg.com
Credits and music by Charlie Dyasi of Naledi Media.
8 Aug 2022 English South Africa Society & Culture · Non-Profit

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