This is to align its name with its objectives and purpose.
The Hope Exchange is a place where the homeless of Cape Town can go for assistance in order to help them improve their lives.
Melissa de Smidt, office manager, said The Carpenters Shop was originally named after its main purpose of teaching homeless people carpentry to teach them skills, which could help them with finding employment.
The time had come to review the name as the carpentry project had been shut down some time ago and the services to the homeless were now more comprehensive. The new name explains what they hope to achieve.