This inner-city area also has a great deal of poverty. Although the city, specifically the South Beach area, is well developed with various churches, hospitals, clinics, schools, police stations, buildings, businesses and shopping centres, there is a need for a community centre to unite the broad demographic of people residing here. A high percentage of the population is comprised of Congolese and Nigerian refugees. Although many have skills, they speak very little English and so have few opportunities. Drugs, crime, alcoholism, domestic abuse, homelessness, human trafficking, and the language barrier are the most significant issues this community faces.

In 2010, CAST formally partnered with Addington Primary School situated in the heart of the inner-city. This came after many years of implementing outreach programmes for homeless adults and children through the Westville Baptist Church, which expanded into hosting Annual Holiday Programming and camps for Addington Primary Learners from 2005.

Since 2013, over 1500 children have benefitted from programmes run by CAST, which include Early Literacy for foundation level; netball and soccer coaching; creative arts; and Bible Study. In 2017, CAST facilitated Business Development programming to empower those with little opportunity for employment to become self-sufficient and productive.