Tose Respite Care Centre was registered as a National Welfare Organization in November 1992, Registration number WO17/92. The present National Headquarters has been functional since June 1998. The Centre has 2 units, a Residential home with a capacity of 50 clients. An outpatient department which can accommodate up to 20 clients per day. The founder members; Desi Page ( Nee Matongo), and the late Tim Page, after months of research discovered that there were tremendous gaps in the care and rehabilitation of people with severe mental and physical disabilities (learning) in Zimbabwe and decided to start this new initiative.
At TOSE, we aim to provide a service of care and relief to people with learning disabilities (PLWDs) and that the services remain a shared responsibility with the families or careers.
We also aim to facilitate the care of people with learning disabilities so that they are given dignity and respect both at TOSE and in their communities.
It is no longer the time where we are supposed to gauge the capabilities or limitations of someone by merely looking at their physical makeup. If we fully support these children here, we will be all amazed of the things they are able to do. It’s high time, we as Zimbabweans do away with those traditional beliefs that associate disability with curses, we should understand that it’s just a way of life.Stella Faranisi
We appeal to the corporate world & individuals to assist
us in anyway they can, no help is deemed too small!
To provide respite, rehabilitation and consultation services to families and individuals with severe mental and physical disabilities through training, outreach and advocacy programs so as to promote a dignified life at Tose, in the community, nationally and beyond.
To be a leading provider of professional respite, rehabilitation and consultation services to people with severe multiple disabilities through residential care and in the community.
We foster a collective desire to support the healthy development of children and youth.
We respect and embrace the differences that make all members of our society unique.
We conduct ourselves in a manner that is worthy of the trust and confidence placed in us by the communities we serve.
We build strong partnerships to ensure we have the greatest impact on children and youth possible.
We see in a child that which they cannot see in themselves.
Like a child, we look ahead with imagination and without limits.
Assessment of individuals with disability and also concern families of people with disabilities (PWDs).
To facilitate the care of people with disabilities (PWDs) so that they are given dignity and respect both at Tose and in their communities.
To offer consultation services, rehabilitation and training for all.
To carry out outreach services both at homes and in communities