Our History

Our support to communities in South Africa started in 2006, with Ettienne Lombard, initiating support programs with the help of Pete and Mandy English (formerly This Way Up Youth Project) and now with At a Loss (The Listening Project). We remain grateful for their belief in us, and entrusting us with valuable resources. Pinelands Baptist Church, with Pastor Brian Anderson and Brian Louw played and equally important role in supporting the initial stages of the launch of the Lost&Found grief program, and financial assistance.

Although fUSS became an official legal entity (NPC and PBO) in 2011, our partnership with Lerato’s Hope (www.leratoshope.org.za) (NGO/PBO) between 2006-2011, allowed us to deliver training and support to community workers, like-minded NGO’s, as well as Educators in schools. Our relationship with the Western Cape Department of Education has continued to grow. We have worked in several Districts, in partnership with UPnOVER Training, equipping educators to support learners who’ve experienced life-changing events.

Over the years, fUSS has continued to forge working relationships with other ministry partners and organisations with a similar drive.

facingUP Support Services (fUSS) direct our determination and drive toward supporting young people and communities in making sense of loss and life-changing events, such as death, divorce and displacement. fUSS programmes are currently presented throughout the Western Cape, Southern Cape, Eastern Cape, parts of Gauteng, and also Swaziland, Uganda.