Our History

Home of Hope was founded in August 2005 by Eleanor Brook, who inspired by her faith and having experienced life in a children’s home herself, wanted to harness her experience to provide support for other children in need of care.

The organisation started as an interim ‘place of safety’ for children who were abandoned in dustbins to die, violently abused, raped, hungry and neglected due to poverty, infected with HIV and AIDS and those who were born bearing the effects of excessive drug and alcohol abuse by their mothers during pregnancy.

As the organisation grew and developed, we were able to response to a bigger need - to provide a broader and more effective service for the protection of children - more than just that of interim places of safety.

Home of Hope has evolved into an organisation that takes care of children in a single residence foster home, provides education to children with special needs and helps them to become productive and responsible members of the community.  

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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