Foster Care

We believe that if any child is given a stable, loving, supportive family and home environment they will flourish.

Unfortunately, it is not always possible to find individual foster families for each child, so for the children that remain in our long-term care we run a ‘cluster foster scheme’. This means that all of the children live in our foster homes in Cape Town, which mimic as closely as possible a ‘typical’ family unit with love and care-giving from a foster mother and ‘siblings’ (the other children in our care).

Within these homes we provide the children with practical life skills by allowing them to be responsible for individual daily tasks such as making their own beds, helping with the washing of dishes and setting the table. We also provide the children with social skills by giving them opportunities to learn to practice listening, respecting others’ opinions and sharing ideas in a non-judgmental way.

This home and ‘cluster foster care’ model provides a stable and solid foundation, giving the child a brighter future, and a fair chance of growing up to become a socially responsible member of society - breaking the perpetual cycle of abuse.

The children who have remained in our long term care are growing up quickly and their progress has been remarkable. The development and growth of each child has been inspiring, especially those with special needs.

Read more about how your support is impacting the lives of the children in our care here.

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WE HELP CHILDREN THROUGH

Foster Care

Foster Care

We provide children in need with a home as close to a family environment as possible, where a solid foundation can be laid, giving them the best chance in life to achieve their full potential.


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Special Needs school

Special Needs School

We opened our Amathemba School in July 2010 - one of only a few schools in South Africa catering for the special needs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and neurologically challenged children.

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Support for Family and Care-givers

Support for Family & Care-givers

We provide support to the families and care givers of those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) through our mentor and parent support programme (MAPS).


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Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness


We are raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) amongst professionals and educating them on working with people who suffer from the condition.


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