Browse through our growing list of resources aimed at supporting young children and their caregivers in Cape Town.

Disability services

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Chaeli Campaign

The Chaeli Campaign aims to change the life of one disabled child at a time in a significant way.

Tel: 0861 242 354/ 021 761 4682

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Nazareth House

Cape Town is a Non-Profit-Organisation (NPO) with facilities in Vredehoek and Elsies River. Nazareth House aims to provide a loving, stable and secure home environment for abandoned, neglected, disabled and orphaned children as well as a last resting place for children with terminal conditions who are unable to return home due to sociable ills. Nazareth House provides residential care for frail aged men and women in desperate need. The organization operates in Vredehoek and Elsevier.

Address: 1 Derry Road, Vredehoek, Cape Town 8001
Phone: (021) 461 1635

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital: Audiology (Ear) Clinic

The Audiology Clinic caters for children with suspected hearing loss, recurrent ear infections, speech and language delays and head and ear trauma.
Venue: S24 (1st floor, OPD, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital)
Diagnostic Clinics: Monday to Friday: 8:00 – 13:00
(no new referrals accepted after 12:00)
Wednesday and Thursday: 13:30 – 16:00
Hearing Aid Clinics: Monday and Tuesday: 13:30 – 16:00
Head Audiologist: Ms Colleen Cox
Audiologist: Ms Jean Fermor
Appointments: 021 658-5406
Community Service Audiologist: 021 658 5618

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital: Cerebral Palsy Clinic

The cerebral palsy clinic is a multidisciplinary service, comprised of developmental paediatricians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and orthopaedic surgeons, for the assessment and management of children with cerebral palsy.

Venue: S13, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Days and times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (09:00)
Head: Dr Kirsty Donald
Consultants: Dr Reneva Petersen, developmental paediatrician Dr Nerica Ramsundhar, Senior registrar
Telephonic consultations: 021 658 5033 (attending doctor)
Appointments: 021 658 5033

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital: Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic

The Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic caters for children with a cleft lip and/or palate. The clinic has been in active for more than 50 years.
The clinic is the only one of its kind in South Africa that meets the World Health Organisation requirements in relation to the services it offers.

The services include:

  • emotional support
  • and professional advice
  • Neonatal nursing,
  • Surgery
  • Orthodontic/orthopedic treatment
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Ear, nose and throat care
  • Clinical genetics
  • dental care
  • and a neonatal register.

A multidisciplinary team of specialists provides the care in this clinic and members of the team have special training in cleft care.

Venue: S19, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Days and time: Thursday (08:00-12:00)
Appointments: 021 658 540

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Uhambo Foundation

Offers support to parents/caregivers of children with disabilities.

Tel: 021 797 8239

Mental health support services

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Perinatal Mental Health Project

Based at selected government MoU facilities in Cape Town, PMHP offers counselling and support services focused on the emotional wellbeing of pregnant women with a strong focus on postnatal and clinical depression.

Tel: 021 689 8390

Nutrition

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

The Food Bank – Cape Town

FoodBank South Africa (FoodBank SA) is a registered non-profit organisation established in 2009 to provide a co-ordinated central logistical infrastructure that collects (rescues) edible food from manufacturers and retailers, and ensures that this food is redistributed to help feed thousands of hungry people every day.

Assistance for victims of abuse

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Rape Crisis Cape Town

Rape Crisis offers face-to-face counselling by experienced counsellors at three centers in Cape Town (Athlone, Observatory and Khayelitsha). We also provide counselling for family members, partners, spouses or friends of a survivor of rape. Rape Crisis offers a 24-hour crisis line and speak to survivors in English, Afrikaans or Xhosa over the telephone.

Tel: (Observatory) 021 447 1467 /Counselling line 021 447 9762
Tel: (Athlone) 021 684 1180/Counselling Line 021 633 9229
Tel: (Khayelitsha) 021 361 9228/ Counselling Line 021 361 9085

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children

The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC ) is a one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse. The centre provides a number of services to women and their children who experience domestic and/or sexual violence; which include a 24-hour emergency shelter (safe accommodation), short and medium term residential care, childcare services, counselling, mental health support, legal and economic empowerment services, research in gender-based violence, job Skills training, and legal advice.

Tel: 021 633 5287

Address:
Klipfontein Road (opposite the Western Cape Nurses’ Training College)
Manenberg
Cape Town
7764
South Africa

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Shelters for abused victims of violence – government directory

The Western Cape government has issued a directory of shelters for abused victims of violence. Please click the link to see which shelter is located closest to you.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Simelela Clinic

Based in Khayelitsha, the clinic provides counselling, sexual and reproductive health services for rape survivors.

Tel: 021 360 4200/ Toll Free 0800 330 101

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

St Anne’s Home

Shelter for destitute and abused women and their children.

Tel: (Woodstock) : 021 448 6792 /After hours : 021 447 1779

Prenatal care

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Marie Stopes South Africa

Marie Stopes centres offer the following wide range of sexual and reproductive healthcare services:

  • Contraceptives
  • HIV & STI testing
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Pregnancy care
  • Women’s wellness
  • Pap smears
  • Vasectomy
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male circumcision

There are 3 centres located in Cape Town. They are in Bellville, Cape Town and Wynberg.

For information and booking queries contact 0800 11 77 85

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Midwife Obstetrics Units (MoU) directory

1. The Provincial Government of the Western Cape provides affordable services to pregnant mums and their babies via community health services. Please visit this website for more information as well as a list of clinics and MoUs for parents/caregivers.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Mowbray Maternity Hospital

If you are having a baby and live within our catchment areas (Woodstock to Claremont; Mowbray to Sawkins Road; all the Avenues in Rondebosch East), you are welcome to book in with us and allow us to guide you along your journey to motherhood. We have been doing this since 1916.

Mowbray Maternity is a referral hospital – meaning that mothers who have booked at Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu and Retreat who have been assessed by a midwife or doctor and require a higher level of care are referred to us according to the medical need.

We offer a full range of high-level maternity services, spanning the three main stages of childbirth – Antenatal care; labour and delivery; and postnatal care. With our caring, experienced and highly trained team of midwives and obstetricians and our state-of–the-art facilities, we will ensure you receive the best possible care, and that the process of giving birth is the joyous event it is meant to be.

Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. For women who have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth, we offer the most advanced programmes and care available.

Tel: 021 695 3026/ 021 605 2991

Adoption services

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Abba Adoptions

Abba Adoptions provides professional adoption services to all birth parents, children and adoptive parents in their
program. Their services are divided into three specialized areas, namely : adoption , birthparent and
baby care services. Their value system based on Christian principle, plays an important role in their
adoption selection process but they will offer service to any child or birthparent that falls within
their mandate and that is in need of their service.

Tel: 021 913 8224
Address: Hoheizen Park 3, Hoheizen Crescent, Hoheizen, Bellville

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Arise – Heideveld

The Arise team work to ensure the safety and stability of vulnerable children in and around Heideveld through kids clubs, homework club, educational support and therapeutic services.

Tel: 021 633 4058
Email: info@arisecapetown.org.za
Address: 68 Groenberg Road, Heideveld

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Child Welfare Cape Town – Adoption Centre

Child Welfare Cape Town’s adoption centre provides counseling and assistance to birth parents considering adoption for their unborn children.

Support services include:

Intensive counselling;
Job skills training (through which they are able to generate income);
Access to community resources (in terms of emotional and financial support); and
Basic requirements, such as food and clothing.

Prospective adoptive parents may also apply to start the adoption process through Child Welfare.

Tel: 021 638 3127

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Magdalena Huis

Magdalena Huis is a pregnancy crisis centre who facilitate the adoptions of the birth-mothers in their care.

Some of their services include:

• Counselling and theraputic support for pregnant mothers
• Accommodation for pregnant mothers
• Pre-abortion and post-abortion counseling
• Screening of prospective adoptive parents
• Adoption process facilitation
• Heritage counseling and support

Tel: 021 948 3637

Address: 17th Avenue 42, Bellville, Cape Town

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Nazareth House

Cape Town is a Non-Profit-Organisation (NPO) with facilities in Vredehoek and Elsies River. Nazareth House aims to provide a loving, stable and secure home environment for abandoned, neglected, disabled and orphaned children as well as a last resting place for children with terminal conditions who are unable to return home due to sociable ills. Nazareth House provides residential care for frail aged men and women in desperate need. The organization operates in Vredehoek and Elsevier.

Address: 1 Derry Road, Vredehoek, Cape Town 8001
Phone: (021) 461 1635

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Procare

PROCARE offers specialized services of the highest standard to prospective adoptive parents and biological parents in need of assistance regarding adoption. Our social workers are accredited by the Dept of Social Development and the SA Council for Social Service Professions to provide national adoption services. We specialise in the following services:

Adoption counselling and assistance:
– In the event of an unplanned pregnancy
– Infertility counselling
– Pre and post abortion counselling

Comprehensive screening and support services to prospective adoptive parents:
– Baby adoptions
– Step parent adoptions
– Trans racial adoptions

Tel: 021 873 0532

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Wandisa

Wandisa is:
– the first child protection organisation statutorily designated in South Africa in terms of the Children’s Act
– accredited to facilitate local adoptions throughout SA – and believes “local is lekker”
– not discriminatory towards properly- qualified adopters from SA or elsewhere
– is Hague-accredited for the USA, France and The Netherlands
– a magnet for those complicated or “out of the ordinary” scenarios because of its collaboration with family lawyers

Tel: 021 852 8025

Government resources

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Accessing the Child Grant – SASSA directory

SASSA is the agency appointed by government to administer child grant (and other grant) services to the general public. Please visit this website to learn more about the child grant application process and to see a list of SASSA offices. Please note the required documents to apply for a child grant.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Mowbray Maternity Hospital

If you are having a baby and live within our catchment areas (Woodstock to Claremont; Mowbray to Sawkins Road; all the Avenues in Rondebosch East), you are welcome to book in with us and allow us to guide you along your journey to motherhood. We have been doing this since 1916.

Mowbray Maternity is a referral hospital – meaning that mothers who have booked at Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu and Retreat who have been assessed by a midwife or doctor and require a higher level of care are referred to us according to the medical need.

We offer a full range of high-level maternity services, spanning the three main stages of childbirth – Antenatal care; labour and delivery; and postnatal care. With our caring, experienced and highly trained team of midwives and obstetricians and our state-of–the-art facilities, we will ensure you receive the best possible care, and that the process of giving birth is the joyous event it is meant to be.

Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. For women who have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth, we offer the most advanced programmes and care available.

Tel: 021 695 3026/ 021 605 2991

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Registration of birth – Home Affairs directory

All newborn babies have to be registered within the first 30 days of life to access a birth certificate. The birth certificate is crucial to access other services including a child grant, healthcare and education services. Please visit this website for more information and also a list of offices for the Department of Home Affairs.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Shelters for abused victims of violence – government directory

The Western Cape government has issued a directory of shelters for abused victims of violence. Please click the link to see which shelter is located closest to you.

Reproductive health

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

loveLife – parent and youth support

Parent line

Contact loveLife’s toll-free parent line on 0800 121 100

Youth line

Contact loveLife’s toll-free youth line on 0800 121 900

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Marie Stopes South Africa

Marie Stopes centres offer the following wide range of sexual and reproductive healthcare services:

  • Contraceptives
  • HIV & STI testing
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Pregnancy care
  • Women’s wellness
  • Pap smears
  • Vasectomy
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male circumcision

There are 3 centres located in Cape Town. They are in Bellville, Cape Town and Wynberg.

For information and booking queries contact 0800 11 77 85

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Simelela Clinic

Based in Khayelitsha, the clinic provides counselling, sexual and reproductive health services for rape survivors.

Tel: 021 360 4200/ Toll Free 0800 330 101

Early Pregnancy

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Marie Stopes South Africa

Marie Stopes centres offer the following wide range of sexual and reproductive healthcare services:

  • Contraceptives
  • HIV & STI testing
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Pregnancy care
  • Women’s wellness
  • Pap smears
  • Vasectomy
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male circumcision

There are 3 centres located in Cape Town. They are in Bellville, Cape Town and Wynberg.

For information and booking queries contact 0800 11 77 85

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Midwife Obstetrics Units (MoU) directory

1. The Provincial Government of the Western Cape provides affordable services to pregnant mums and their babies via community health services. Please visit this website for more information as well as a list of clinics and MoUs for parents/caregivers.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Mowbray Maternity Hospital

If you are having a baby and live within our catchment areas (Woodstock to Claremont; Mowbray to Sawkins Road; all the Avenues in Rondebosch East), you are welcome to book in with us and allow us to guide you along your journey to motherhood. We have been doing this since 1916.

Mowbray Maternity is a referral hospital – meaning that mothers who have booked at Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu and Retreat who have been assessed by a midwife or doctor and require a higher level of care are referred to us according to the medical need.

We offer a full range of high-level maternity services, spanning the three main stages of childbirth – Antenatal care; labour and delivery; and postnatal care. With our caring, experienced and highly trained team of midwives and obstetricians and our state-of–the-art facilities, we will ensure you receive the best possible care, and that the process of giving birth is the joyous event it is meant to be.

Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. For women who have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth, we offer the most advanced programmes and care available.

Tel: 021 695 3026/ 021 605 2991

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Procare

PROCARE offers specialized services of the highest standard to prospective adoptive parents and biological parents in need of assistance regarding adoption. Our social workers are accredited by the Dept of Social Development and the SA Council for Social Service Professions to provide national adoption services. We specialise in the following services:

Adoption counselling and assistance:
– In the event of an unplanned pregnancy
– Infertility counselling
– Pre and post abortion counselling

Comprehensive screening and support services to prospective adoptive parents:
– Baby adoptions
– Step parent adoptions
– Trans racial adoptions

Tel: 021 873 0532

Late Pregnancy

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Abba Adoptions

Abba Adoptions provides professional adoption services to all birth parents, children and adoptive parents in their
program. Their services are divided into three specialized areas, namely : adoption , birthparent and
baby care services. Their value system based on Christian principle, plays an important role in their
adoption selection process but they will offer service to any child or birthparent that falls within
their mandate and that is in need of their service.

Tel: 021 913 8224
Address: Hoheizen Park 3, Hoheizen Crescent, Hoheizen, Bellville

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Child Welfare Cape Town – Adoption Centre

Child Welfare Cape Town’s adoption centre provides counseling and assistance to birth parents considering adoption for their unborn children.

Support services include:

Intensive counselling;
Job skills training (through which they are able to generate income);
Access to community resources (in terms of emotional and financial support); and
Basic requirements, such as food and clothing.

Prospective adoptive parents may also apply to start the adoption process through Child Welfare.

Tel: 021 638 3127

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Midwife Obstetrics Units (MoU) directory

1. The Provincial Government of the Western Cape provides affordable services to pregnant mums and their babies via community health services. Please visit this website for more information as well as a list of clinics and MoUs for parents/caregivers.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Mowbray Maternity Hospital

If you are having a baby and live within our catchment areas (Woodstock to Claremont; Mowbray to Sawkins Road; all the Avenues in Rondebosch East), you are welcome to book in with us and allow us to guide you along your journey to motherhood. We have been doing this since 1916.

Mowbray Maternity is a referral hospital – meaning that mothers who have booked at Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu and Retreat who have been assessed by a midwife or doctor and require a higher level of care are referred to us according to the medical need.

We offer a full range of high-level maternity services, spanning the three main stages of childbirth – Antenatal care; labour and delivery; and postnatal care. With our caring, experienced and highly trained team of midwives and obstetricians and our state-of–the-art facilities, we will ensure you receive the best possible care, and that the process of giving birth is the joyous event it is meant to be.

Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. For women who have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth, we offer the most advanced programmes and care available.

Tel: 021 695 3026/ 021 605 2991

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Procare

PROCARE offers specialized services of the highest standard to prospective adoptive parents and biological parents in need of assistance regarding adoption. Our social workers are accredited by the Dept of Social Development and the SA Council for Social Service Professions to provide national adoption services. We specialise in the following services:

Adoption counselling and assistance:
– In the event of an unplanned pregnancy
– Infertility counselling
– Pre and post abortion counselling

Comprehensive screening and support services to prospective adoptive parents:
– Baby adoptions
– Step parent adoptions
– Trans racial adoptions

Tel: 021 873 0532

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Wandisa

Wandisa is:
– the first child protection organisation statutorily designated in South Africa in terms of the Children’s Act
– accredited to facilitate local adoptions throughout SA – and believes “local is lekker”
– not discriminatory towards properly- qualified adopters from SA or elsewhere
– is Hague-accredited for the USA, France and The Netherlands
– a magnet for those complicated or “out of the ordinary” scenarios because of its collaboration with family lawyers

Tel: 021 852 8025

0-6 Months

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Accessing the Child Grant – SASSA directory

SASSA is the agency appointed by government to administer child grant (and other grant) services to the general public. Please visit this website to learn more about the child grant application process and to see a list of SASSA offices. Please note the required documents to apply for a child grant.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Clicks Helping hand Trust

Free basic services for mums and babies without medical aid ( every Thursday from 13:00-16:30).
Have to make an appointment a week before.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Philani

The Philani Health and Nutrition Project is a Khayelitsha-based non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to ensuring that every child in their community has access to proper nutrition and healthcare because malnourished children are most vulnerable to developmental challenges. Philani trains and deploys mentor mothers with expertise in nutrition, breastfeeding, HIV and basic child health. The role of the mentor mother is crucial as a support system for mums, especially those affected by postnatal depression. The organization operates in the informal settlements of Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Brown’s Farm, Mfuleni, Nyanga and Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town, 20-30 km from the city centre.

Tel: (Khayelitsha): 021 387 5124

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was built in 1956 and is the only stand alone, specialist children’s hospital dedicated entirely to children in southern Africa.
The Hospital is a public tertiary and secondary level hospital in Cape Town, South Africa and is dedicated to delivering word-class paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training. As a referral hospital patients include very sick children who need highly complex interventions to recover.

Telephone:+27 (0)21 658 5111

Address: Cnr of Klipfontein and Milner Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Registration of birth – Home Affairs directory

All newborn babies have to be registered within the first 30 days of life to access a birth certificate. The birth certificate is crucial to access other services including a child grant, healthcare and education services. Please visit this website for more information and also a list of offices for the Department of Home Affairs.

6-12 Months

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Accessing the Child Grant – SASSA directory

SASSA is the agency appointed by government to administer child grant (and other grant) services to the general public. Please visit this website to learn more about the child grant application process and to see a list of SASSA offices. Please note the required documents to apply for a child grant.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Clicks Helping hand Trust

Free basic services for mums and babies without medical aid ( every Thursday from 13:00-16:30).
Have to make an appointment a week before.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Philani

The Philani Health and Nutrition Project is a Khayelitsha-based non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to ensuring that every child in their community has access to proper nutrition and healthcare because malnourished children are most vulnerable to developmental challenges. Philani trains and deploys mentor mothers with expertise in nutrition, breastfeeding, HIV and basic child health. The role of the mentor mother is crucial as a support system for mums, especially those affected by postnatal depression. The organization operates in the informal settlements of Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Brown’s Farm, Mfuleni, Nyanga and Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town, 20-30 km from the city centre.

Tel: (Khayelitsha): 021 387 5124

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was built in 1956 and is the only stand alone, specialist children’s hospital dedicated entirely to children in southern Africa.
The Hospital is a public tertiary and secondary level hospital in Cape Town, South Africa and is dedicated to delivering word-class paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training. As a referral hospital patients include very sick children who need highly complex interventions to recover.

Telephone:+27 (0)21 658 5111

Address: Cnr of Klipfontein and Milner Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Health and well-being

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

CAFDA HIV/AIDS Support Groups

CAFDA has a support group for those that are infected with HIV/AIDS. The support group provides basic education on how to live positively, and also offers counselling to their members on the importance of adhering to medication and the attendance of doctor’s appointments.

Tel: (Retreat) : 021 706 2050

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Chaeli Campaign

The Chaeli Campaign aims to change the life of one disabled child at a time in a significant way.

Tel: 0861 242 354/ 021 761 4682

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

loveLife – parent and youth support

Parent line

Contact loveLife’s toll-free parent line on 0800 121 100

Youth line

Contact loveLife’s toll-free youth line on 0800 121 900

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Marie Stopes Clinics

Information and services related to pregnancy, emergency contraception, family planning and abortion.

Tel: 0800 11 77 85

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Marie Stopes South Africa

Marie Stopes centres offer the following wide range of sexual and reproductive healthcare services:

  • Contraceptives
  • HIV & STI testing
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Pregnancy care
  • Women’s wellness
  • Pap smears
  • Vasectomy
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male circumcision

There are 3 centres located in Cape Town. They are in Bellville, Cape Town and Wynberg.

For information and booking queries contact 0800 11 77 85

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Midwife Obstetrics Units (MoU) directory

1. The Provincial Government of the Western Cape provides affordable services to pregnant mums and their babies via community health services. Please visit this website for more information as well as a list of clinics and MoUs for parents/caregivers.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Mowbray Maternity Hospital

If you are having a baby and live within our catchment areas (Woodstock to Claremont; Mowbray to Sawkins Road; all the Avenues in Rondebosch East), you are welcome to book in with us and allow us to guide you along your journey to motherhood. We have been doing this since 1916.

Mowbray Maternity is a referral hospital – meaning that mothers who have booked at Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu and Retreat who have been assessed by a midwife or doctor and require a higher level of care are referred to us according to the medical need.

We offer a full range of high-level maternity services, spanning the three main stages of childbirth – Antenatal care; labour and delivery; and postnatal care. With our caring, experienced and highly trained team of midwives and obstetricians and our state-of–the-art facilities, we will ensure you receive the best possible care, and that the process of giving birth is the joyous event it is meant to be.

Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. For women who have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth, we offer the most advanced programmes and care available.

Tel: 021 695 3026/ 021 605 2991

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Nazareth House

Cape Town is a Non-Profit-Organisation (NPO) with facilities in Vredehoek and Elsies River. Nazareth House aims to provide a loving, stable and secure home environment for abandoned, neglected, disabled and orphaned children as well as a last resting place for children with terminal conditions who are unable to return home due to sociable ills. Nazareth House provides residential care for frail aged men and women in desperate need. The organization operates in Vredehoek and Elsevier.

Address: 1 Derry Road, Vredehoek, Cape Town 8001
Phone: (021) 461 1635

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Perinatal Mental Health Project

Based at selected government MoU facilities in Cape Town, PMHP offers counselling and support services focused on the emotional wellbeing of pregnant women with a strong focus on postnatal and clinical depression.

Tel: 021 689 8390

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital: Audiology (Ear) Clinic

The Audiology Clinic caters for children with suspected hearing loss, recurrent ear infections, speech and language delays and head and ear trauma.
Venue: S24 (1st floor, OPD, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital)
Diagnostic Clinics: Monday to Friday: 8:00 – 13:00
(no new referrals accepted after 12:00)
Wednesday and Thursday: 13:30 – 16:00
Hearing Aid Clinics: Monday and Tuesday: 13:30 – 16:00
Head Audiologist: Ms Colleen Cox
Audiologist: Ms Jean Fermor
Appointments: 021 658-5406
Community Service Audiologist: 021 658 5618

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital: Cerebral Palsy Clinic

The cerebral palsy clinic is a multidisciplinary service, comprised of developmental paediatricians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and orthopaedic surgeons, for the assessment and management of children with cerebral palsy.

Venue: S13, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Days and times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (09:00)
Head: Dr Kirsty Donald
Consultants: Dr Reneva Petersen, developmental paediatrician Dr Nerica Ramsundhar, Senior registrar
Telephonic consultations: 021 658 5033 (attending doctor)
Appointments: 021 658 5033

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital: Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic

The Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic caters for children with a cleft lip and/or palate. The clinic has been in active for more than 50 years.
The clinic is the only one of its kind in South Africa that meets the World Health Organisation requirements in relation to the services it offers.

The services include:

  • emotional support
  • and professional advice
  • Neonatal nursing,
  • Surgery
  • Orthodontic/orthopedic treatment
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Ear, nose and throat care
  • Clinical genetics
  • dental care
  • and a neonatal register.

A multidisciplinary team of specialists provides the care in this clinic and members of the team have special training in cleft care.

Venue: S19, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Days and time: Thursday (08:00-12:00)
Appointments: 021 658 540

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Simelela Clinic

Based in Khayelitsha, the clinic provides counselling, sexual and reproductive health services for rape survivors.

Tel: 021 360 4200/ Toll Free 0800 330 101

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

St Josephs Home

Offers support to children with disabilities and chronic illness.

Tel: 021 934 0352

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

The Food Bank – Cape Town

FoodBank South Africa (FoodBank SA) is a registered non-profit organisation established in 2009 to provide a co-ordinated central logistical infrastructure that collects (rescues) edible food from manufacturers and retailers, and ensures that this food is redistributed to help feed thousands of hungry people every day.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Uhambo Foundation

Offers support to parents/caregivers of children with disabilities.

Tel: 021 797 8239

12-24 Months

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Accessing the Child Grant – SASSA directory

SASSA is the agency appointed by government to administer child grant (and other grant) services to the general public. Please visit this website to learn more about the child grant application process and to see a list of SASSA offices. Please note the required documents to apply for a child grant.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Clicks Helping hand Trust

Free basic services for mums and babies without medical aid ( every Thursday from 13:00-16:30).
Have to make an appointment a week before.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Philani

The Philani Health and Nutrition Project is a Khayelitsha-based non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to ensuring that every child in their community has access to proper nutrition and healthcare because malnourished children are most vulnerable to developmental challenges. Philani trains and deploys mentor mothers with expertise in nutrition, breastfeeding, HIV and basic child health. The role of the mentor mother is crucial as a support system for mums, especially those affected by postnatal depression. The organization operates in the informal settlements of Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Brown’s Farm, Mfuleni, Nyanga and Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town, 20-30 km from the city centre.

Tel: (Khayelitsha): 021 387 5124

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was built in 1956 and is the only stand alone, specialist children’s hospital dedicated entirely to children in southern Africa.
The Hospital is a public tertiary and secondary level hospital in Cape Town, South Africa and is dedicated to delivering word-class paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training. As a referral hospital patients include very sick children who need highly complex interventions to recover.

Telephone:+27 (0)21 658 5111

Address: Cnr of Klipfontein and Milner Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Legal counselling and support services

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Child Maintenance Courts

Athlone : Tues & Thurs (7am – 9am) /Tel: 021 696 2825 or 021 697 1735
Mitchells Plain: Tues &Wed(7am-9am) /Tel: 021 370 4200
Wynberg : Tues &Thurs (7am-10am) /Tel: 021 799 1832 or 021 799 1834

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Women’s Legal Centre – Free Legal advice and support

The Women’s Legal Centre is a non-profit, independently funded law centre, started by a group of lawyers.
The “WLC”, as we are known, seeks to achieve equality for women in South Africa. In order to fulfil its objectives, the WLC will, free of charge:

  • Litigate cases which advance women’s rights and are in the public interest, particularly constitutional cases
  • Provide legal advice to women and girls
  • Engage in advocacy campaigns and activities that advance women’s rights.

Tel: 021 424 5660

Lifestages

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Abba Adoptions

Abba Adoptions provides professional adoption services to all birth parents, children and adoptive parents in their
program. Their services are divided into three specialized areas, namely : adoption , birthparent and
baby care services. Their value system based on Christian principle, plays an important role in their
adoption selection process but they will offer service to any child or birthparent that falls within
their mandate and that is in need of their service.

Tel: 021 913 8224
Address: Hoheizen Park 3, Hoheizen Crescent, Hoheizen, Bellville

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Accessing the Child Grant – SASSA directory

SASSA is the agency appointed by government to administer child grant (and other grant) services to the general public. Please visit this website to learn more about the child grant application process and to see a list of SASSA offices. Please note the required documents to apply for a child grant.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Child Welfare Cape Town – Adoption Centre

Child Welfare Cape Town’s adoption centre provides counseling and assistance to birth parents considering adoption for their unborn children.

Support services include:

Intensive counselling;
Job skills training (through which they are able to generate income);
Access to community resources (in terms of emotional and financial support); and
Basic requirements, such as food and clothing.

Prospective adoptive parents may also apply to start the adoption process through Child Welfare.

Tel: 021 638 3127

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Clicks Helping hand Trust

Free basic services for mums and babies without medical aid ( every Thursday from 13:00-16:30).
Have to make an appointment a week before.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

List of government clinics

A complete list of government clinics in the Western Cape.

These clinics may provide the following services related to mother and child wellness – please contact your local clinic to confirm which services are offered:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • HIV/Aids and STD testing
  • Trauma counselling
  • Well-baby check ups, including immunizations
Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Marie Stopes South Africa

Marie Stopes centres offer the following wide range of sexual and reproductive healthcare services:

  • Contraceptives
  • HIV & STI testing
  • Termination of pregnancies
  • Pregnancy care
  • Women’s wellness
  • Pap smears
  • Vasectomy
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male circumcision

There are 3 centres located in Cape Town. They are in Bellville, Cape Town and Wynberg.

For information and booking queries contact 0800 11 77 85

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Midwife Obstetrics Units (MoU) directory

1. The Provincial Government of the Western Cape provides affordable services to pregnant mums and their babies via community health services. Please visit this website for more information as well as a list of clinics and MoUs for parents/caregivers.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Mowbray Maternity Hospital

If you are having a baby and live within our catchment areas (Woodstock to Claremont; Mowbray to Sawkins Road; all the Avenues in Rondebosch East), you are welcome to book in with us and allow us to guide you along your journey to motherhood. We have been doing this since 1916.

Mowbray Maternity is a referral hospital – meaning that mothers who have booked at Midwife Obstetric Units (MOUs) in Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu and Retreat who have been assessed by a midwife or doctor and require a higher level of care are referred to us according to the medical need.

We offer a full range of high-level maternity services, spanning the three main stages of childbirth – Antenatal care; labour and delivery; and postnatal care. With our caring, experienced and highly trained team of midwives and obstetricians and our state-of–the-art facilities, we will ensure you receive the best possible care, and that the process of giving birth is the joyous event it is meant to be.

Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. For women who have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth, we offer the most advanced programmes and care available.

Tel: 021 695 3026/ 021 605 2991

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Philani

The Philani Health and Nutrition Project is a Khayelitsha-based non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to ensuring that every child in their community has access to proper nutrition and healthcare because malnourished children are most vulnerable to developmental challenges. Philani trains and deploys mentor mothers with expertise in nutrition, breastfeeding, HIV and basic child health. The role of the mentor mother is crucial as a support system for mums, especially those affected by postnatal depression. The organization operates in the informal settlements of Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Brown’s Farm, Mfuleni, Nyanga and Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town, 20-30 km from the city centre.

Tel: (Khayelitsha): 021 387 5124

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Procare

PROCARE offers specialized services of the highest standard to prospective adoptive parents and biological parents in need of assistance regarding adoption. Our social workers are accredited by the Dept of Social Development and the SA Council for Social Service Professions to provide national adoption services. We specialise in the following services:

Adoption counselling and assistance:
– In the event of an unplanned pregnancy
– Infertility counselling
– Pre and post abortion counselling

Comprehensive screening and support services to prospective adoptive parents:
– Baby adoptions
– Step parent adoptions
– Trans racial adoptions

Tel: 021 873 0532

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was built in 1956 and is the only stand alone, specialist children’s hospital dedicated entirely to children in southern Africa.
The Hospital is a public tertiary and secondary level hospital in Cape Town, South Africa and is dedicated to delivering word-class paediatric treatment, care, research and specialist training. As a referral hospital patients include very sick children who need highly complex interventions to recover.

Telephone:+27 (0)21 658 5111

Address: Cnr of Klipfontein and Milner Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Registration of birth – Home Affairs directory

All newborn babies have to be registered within the first 30 days of life to access a birth certificate. The birth certificate is crucial to access other services including a child grant, healthcare and education services. Please visit this website for more information and also a list of offices for the Department of Home Affairs.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Wandisa

Wandisa is:
– the first child protection organisation statutorily designated in South Africa in terms of the Children’s Act
– accredited to facilitate local adoptions throughout SA – and believes “local is lekker”
– not discriminatory towards properly- qualified adopters from SA or elsewhere
– is Hague-accredited for the USA, France and The Netherlands
– a magnet for those complicated or “out of the ordinary” scenarios because of its collaboration with family lawyers

Tel: 021 852 8025

Parenting support & guidance

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Arise – Heideveld

The Arise team work to ensure the safety and stability of vulnerable children in and around Heideveld through kids clubs, homework club, educational support and therapeutic services.

Tel: 021 633 4058
Email: info@arisecapetown.org.za
Address: 68 Groenberg Road, Heideveld

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Child Welfare

The aim of the organization is to ensure the survival and protection of children at risk – to help them break the cycle of despair in their lives, so that, ultimately, they are free to live fruitful, productive lives as flourishing members of society. The organization operates in Athlone, Hanover Park, Khayelitsha, Lotus River, Ottery, Philippi Horticulture, Pelican Park, Manenberg, Heideveld, Langa.

Tel: 021 638 3127

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

FAMSA Western Cape

FAMSA Western Cape is a non-profit organisation (NPO) specialising in relationship counselling. FAMSA’s work is based on the belief that “healthy families create healthy communities” and are the foundation of our society. Secure families provide a favourable environment where family members can develop to their full potential, develop positive identities and form a set of values that serve as a frame of reference for life. Families come in many forms including: extended families, single parent families, gay couples (with or without children), nuclear families, child headed families, childless couples, cohabiting couples and combined families. FAMSA recognizes all forms of family and strives to make a positive impact in our communities through our counselling and support services. FAMSA has offices nationwide.

Tel: (Obs) 021 447 7951 / Cell – 082 231 0373/447

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

loveLife – parent and youth support

Parent line

Contact loveLife’s toll-free parent line on 0800 121 100

Youth line

Contact loveLife’s toll-free youth line on 0800 121 900

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Philani

The Philani Health and Nutrition Project is a Khayelitsha-based non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to ensuring that every child in their community has access to proper nutrition and healthcare because malnourished children are most vulnerable to developmental challenges. Philani trains and deploys mentor mothers with expertise in nutrition, breastfeeding, HIV and basic child health. The role of the mentor mother is crucial as a support system for mums, especially those affected by postnatal depression. The organization operates in the informal settlements of Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Brown’s Farm, Mfuleni, Nyanga and Delft on the outskirts of Cape Town, 20-30 km from the city centre.

Tel: (Khayelitsha): 021 387 5124

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

The Parent Centre

The Parent Centre is a non-profit organization that aims to provide information and support for parents/caregivers in vulnerable contexts to encourage positive parenting and a strong parent/child bond. The services they offer are meant to:

  • Equip parents and caregivers to cope with the dual role of being parents and teenagers
  • Equip parents to cope with relationships and behavioural problems with their children.
  • Provide Positive Parenting Courses, Workshops, Counselling, Support Groups, Fatherhood Programmes, Parenting Facilitation Training

Tel:( Wynberg): 021 762 0116
(Khayelitsha): 021 361 9382

Support and crisis services

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Abba Adoptions

Abba Adoptions provides professional adoption services to all birth parents, children and adoptive parents in their
program. Their services are divided into three specialized areas, namely : adoption , birthparent and
baby care services. Their value system based on Christian principle, plays an important role in their
adoption selection process but they will offer service to any child or birthparent that falls within
their mandate and that is in need of their service.

Tel: 021 913 8224
Address: Hoheizen Park 3, Hoheizen Crescent, Hoheizen, Bellville

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Arise – Heideveld

The Arise team work to ensure the safety and stability of vulnerable children in and around Heideveld through kids clubs, homework club, educational support and therapeutic services.

Tel: 021 633 4058
Email: info@arisecapetown.org.za
Address: 68 Groenberg Road, Heideveld

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Atlantic Hope

Established in 2010 by Marilyn May (a registered staff nurse) and run out of her apartment in Sea Point, Atlantic Hope is a safety house for vulnerable babies, providing temporary and immediate placement within a safe and loving environment. The organization works closely with ACVV and Child Welfare, by providing basic developmental, physical and mental care. Medical needs are prioritised, and babies are fed, kept warm, and given affection in a stable environment. Atlantic Hope is legally approved to house up to five babies at one time. In the limited time that Atlantic Hope has been operating, over 30 babies have been placed in our care. Each one has gone on to a more permanent caring and supportive environment. Atlantic Hope’s dedicated team includes full time carers and part-time administrative staff, supported by a local network of community members, volunteers, health specialists and social workers, working together for the best interests of the child.

Tel: (Seapoint) 021 434 8514

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre

Individual and family counselling and outpatient treatment for drug addiction.

Tel: (Observatory) : 021 447 8026
(Mitchells Plain): 021 391 0216

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Child Welfare Cape Town – Adoption Centre

Child Welfare Cape Town’s adoption centre provides counseling and assistance to birth parents considering adoption for their unborn children.

Support services include:

Intensive counselling;
Job skills training (through which they are able to generate income);
Access to community resources (in terms of emotional and financial support); and
Basic requirements, such as food and clothing.

Prospective adoptive parents may also apply to start the adoption process through Child Welfare.

Tel: 021 638 3127

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Child Welfare Society

The aim of the organization is to ensure the survival and protection of children at risk – to help them break the cycle of despair in their lives, so that, ultimately, they are free to live fruitful, productive lives as flourishing members of society. The organization operates in Athlone, Hanover Park, Khayelitsha, Lotus River, Ottery, Philippi Horticulture, Pelican Park, Manenberg, Heideveld, Langa.

Tel: 021 638 3127

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

City of Cape Town Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment Programme

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Crisis Counseling – General support hotline

Tel: 0800 150 150

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

FAMSA Western Cape

FAMSA Western Cape is a non-profit organisation (NPO) specialising in relationship counselling. FAMSA’s work is based on the belief that “healthy families create healthy communities” and are the foundation of our society. Secure families provide a favourable environment where family members can develop to their full potential, develop positive identities and form a set of values that serve as a frame of reference for life. Families come in many forms including: extended families, single parent families, gay couples (with or without children), nuclear families, child headed families, childless couples, cohabiting couples and combined families. FAMSA recognizes all forms of family and strives to make a positive impact in our communities through our counselling and support services. FAMSA has offices nationwide.

Tel: (Obs) 021 447 7951 / Cell – 082 231 0373/447

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Hope House

Hope house offers a place where people of all races, religions and cultures can come for counselling and guidance. They offer counselling, courses, workshops and support groups and training and outpatients rehab programme. This work is done through Biblical care and counselling. The organization is situated situated in Bergvliet, Retreat and Kuilsrivier.

Tel: (Bergvliet) 021 715 0424 /084 557 7525

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Lifeline (toll free)

Offers telephonic support and referrals for those who have experienced trauma.

Tel: 0861 322 322

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Magdalena Huis

Magdalena Huis is a pregnancy crisis centre who facilitate the adoptions of the birth-mothers in their care.

Some of their services include:

• Counselling and theraputic support for pregnant mothers
• Accommodation for pregnant mothers
• Pre-abortion and post-abortion counseling
• Screening of prospective adoptive parents
• Adoption process facilitation
• Heritage counseling and support

Tel: 021 948 3637

Address: 17th Avenue 42, Bellville, Cape Town

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

MOSAIC

A centre focused on reducing gender –based violence including the provision of support services for those affected by this issue.

Tel: 021 761 7585 /Toll Free 0866 518 662

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Nazareth House

Cape Town is a Non-Profit-Organisation (NPO) with facilities in Vredehoek and Elsies River. Nazareth House aims to provide a loving, stable and secure home environment for abandoned, neglected, disabled and orphaned children as well as a last resting place for children with terminal conditions who are unable to return home due to sociable ills. Nazareth House provides residential care for frail aged men and women in desperate need. The organization operates in Vredehoek and Elsevier.

Address: 1 Derry Road, Vredehoek, Cape Town 8001
Phone: (021) 461 1635

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Procare

PROCARE offers specialized services of the highest standard to prospective adoptive parents and biological parents in need of assistance regarding adoption. Our social workers are accredited by the Dept of Social Development and the SA Council for Social Service Professions to provide national adoption services. We specialise in the following services:

Adoption counselling and assistance:
– In the event of an unplanned pregnancy
– Infertility counselling
– Pre and post abortion counselling

Comprehensive screening and support services to prospective adoptive parents:
– Baby adoptions
– Step parent adoptions
– Trans racial adoptions

Tel: 021 873 0532

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Rape Crisis Cape Town

Rape Crisis offers face-to-face counselling by experienced counsellors at three centers in Cape Town (Athlone, Observatory and Khayelitsha). We also provide counselling for family members, partners, spouses or friends of a survivor of rape. Rape Crisis offers a 24-hour crisis line and speak to survivors in English, Afrikaans or Xhosa over the telephone.

Tel: (Observatory) 021 447 1467 /Counselling line 021 447 9762
Tel: (Athlone) 021 684 1180/Counselling Line 021 633 9229
Tel: (Khayelitsha) 021 361 9228/ Counselling Line 021 361 9085

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children

The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC ) is a one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse. The centre provides a number of services to women and their children who experience domestic and/or sexual violence; which include a 24-hour emergency shelter (safe accommodation), short and medium term residential care, childcare services, counselling, mental health support, legal and economic empowerment services, research in gender-based violence, job Skills training, and legal advice.

Tel: 021 633 5287

Address:
Klipfontein Road (opposite the Western Cape Nurses’ Training College)
Manenberg
Cape Town
7764
South Africa

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

SANCA

The organization offers counseling and services for people with substance abuse problems. SANCA has offices nationwide.

Tel: (Athlone and Gugulethu) : 021 638 5116/021 638 5181
Tel: (Atlantis) : 021 572 7641/Tel: (Khayelithsha) 021 364 5131
Tel: (Mitchells Plain) : 021 397 2196/Tel: (Paarl): 021 872 9671
Tel: (Tygerberg): 021 945 2098

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Shelters for abused victims of violence – government directory

The Western Cape government has issued a directory of shelters for abused victims of violence. Please click the link to see which shelter is located closest to you.

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Simelela Clinic

Based in Khayelitsha, the clinic provides counselling, sexual and reproductive health services for rape survivors.

Tel: 021 360 4200/ Toll Free 0800 330 101

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

St Anne’s Home

Shelter for destitute and abused women and their children.

Tel: (Woodstock) : 021 448 6792 /After hours : 021 447 1779

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Wandisa

Wandisa is:
– the first child protection organisation statutorily designated in South Africa in terms of the Children’s Act
– accredited to facilitate local adoptions throughout SA – and believes “local is lekker”
– not discriminatory towards properly- qualified adopters from SA or elsewhere
– is Hague-accredited for the USA, France and The Netherlands
– a magnet for those complicated or “out of the ordinary” scenarios because of its collaboration with family lawyers

Tel: 021 852 8025

Welfare development, welfare reform, and child well-being

Zoe Project

An initiative which offers support services for pregnant mums via the government MoU facilities. The organisation works with women in the most vulnerable of contexts and empower women with information about pregnancy, birth options and counselling services.

Tel: (Retreat) : 021 788 6413/ 073 174 1992