The Johannesburg Children’s Home

The Johannesburg Children’s Home

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The Johannesburg Children’s Home provides a safe refuge for 64 children of all races who have been found in need of care by the Children’s Court.

Aged from 3 to 18 years, all our children have suffered physical, sexual or emotional abuse, severe neglect or abandonment. Some are Aids orphans and/or are HIV positive.

At JCH, children start a new life, living in cottages of up to ten children under the loving eye of trained Child Care Workers. They also have a Halfway House for older children, where they can live independently, yet safely, until they are ready to take that final step into the big, wide world! Before moving to the Halfway House, children aged between 14 and 16 spend time in the Stepping Stones Cottage, which begins the process of learning to become self-sufficient.

Established in 1892 by a small group of dedicated women, JCH is Johannesburg’s oldest charity. Over the years, thousands of children have rebuilt their lives with their special help, care and guidance – and have gone on to become happy, successful and fulfilled adults.

Although they receive a State subsidy for each child, it covers only about 11% of actual costs. If not for the generosity of the people of Johannesburg and further afield, they could not do the work they do!

If you would like to join in and support them with a donation, please visit their website.

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