Important Announcement

Scalabrini is closed. All services at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town have been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus. 

We hope to re-open services around 20th April 2020 – but please check our Facebook page ( in case this date changes. 

For reliable information on the Covid-19 virus, visit or message ‘hi’ on WhatsApp to 060 012 3456 – the official government COVID-19 support service.

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