Carmen Bosman, CIDC Social fieldworker, started at the CIDC in November 2009. Together with her fellow fieldworker, Theo Ahrends, she has experienced a lot over the last few years dealing with homeless people. “I have grown within the CIDC… learning that homeless people are also human beings with a different history who are deserving of being treated with dignity and respect.”
She has assisted in relocating and reuniting many homeless with their families, assisted a Security officer in delivering a baby and also by taking homeless to hospital for medical assessments. Says Carmen of her role: “I have gained so much in working with street people in the Claremont area. Relocations are always so rewarding for me especially when they return to their families. Also, working with the different role-players has given me insight into their line of work.”
Social complaints within the Claremont CBD can be sms’d to 31022 with CIDC Social followed by the details of the complaint in your sms message.