Opened in 2002 – Care for the Needy/Homeless Shelter – they slept and they left . Organic developments followed organisationally and nationally – it was no longer enough to provide basic daily care needs. The need to provide hope for the future is essential. Circumstances of homelessness evolves and changes (for example: residents could find work in the past, economic changes have also affected this population). Previously we could survive on receiving donations – now we have to transform alongside the needs of the homeless to address diverse challenges in these communities. A business and training platform envisioned became more real every year. Challenges to sustainable living is growing worldwide and clearly evident in Bloemfontein. Unlocking the potential of each individual. Embracing local, national and international current practice has become core to our service delivery.