Hout Bay CARES’ multi-service centre was launched on the 26th of July 2011 to address the challenges faced by Hangberg’s residents living in the midst of an escalating drug crisis.The project primarily targets individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug related harms through treatment, education about dependency and addiction disorders and lifestyle education. Its aim is to be enrolled into several areas in the Cape Town area. Treatment focuses on delivering individual sessions, group sessions, family education and relapse prevention strategies. In the short time since its inception the project already has 108 residents on its intensive outpatient programme. The biweekly drug tests show a success rate of 81% who are now living drug-free.