The National and Provincial Social Welfare departments, the Children’s Court and the South African Police refer abandoned babies and children to Nazareth House. We currently have 30 babies and children in our care.
We are entrusted with caring for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs - we provide 24 hour care, housing, nutritious food, clothing, education, specialised nursing and medication.
Funding Helps us
Thanks to funding arranged by the South African Catholic Bishops’ Conference & PEPFAR and with the approval of the Health Department, all the eligible children started on an anti-retroviral drugs programme. This has been in place since 2004 and is having a huge impact on their well being and their ability to fight opportunistic infections.We are eternally grateful for this blessing and thank the funders for their generosity.
We strive to provide the children with as normal a life as possible. They attend the local nursery and primary schools, have fun playing in the gardens, riding bikes, going on outings, baking cakes, reading, watching TV and listening to music. (Some even receive horse-riding lessons, through the generosity of a benefactor.)
If you can help in any way, please contact us.
We need a lot of help
To provide for all their needs, we need lots of assistance from the community.
- nappies for the babies;
- money for school uniforms and books, electric light accounts and building repairs;
- clothes for day to day use and for special outings;
- cars and petrol to get them to school and sometimes to the hospital;
- patient, caring volunteers to help with homework and hobbies;
- volunteer specialists to assist with special needs and to train staff.