st mary's children's home helping abused children


The original orphanage is now our reception and office area

Our rooms

Our children live in modern cottage-style family units

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Who are we

St Mary's Children's Home is a registered non-profit organisation which has its roots in the Anglican Church. However, we provide a safe, secure home and therapeutic environment for children from families in crisis, on a completely non-discriminatory basis.

Although we offer residential care, our aim is always to work towards the reconstruction and reunification of families wherever possible, and in this we co-operate with others working in related fields of Social Welfare.

Core Values
Our core values are those of the Christian gospel – humanity; compassion; involvement with the poor, the needy and the broken; the pursuit of justice and peace; and concern for the homeless.

Since the establishment of the original orphanage in 1902, St Mary's has embraced the more modern cottage system of family units and adapted to meet the challenges of the present – including the impact of HIV/Aids on children and families, and the large-scale immigration to the city of Johannesburg, resulting in unemployment and extensive poverty in the community which, in turn, lead to abuse and abandonment.

Waiting List
We have a waiting list of children in need of admission through the Children's Court and receive daily enquiries from the community regarding family and child issues. Efforts to extend our services are hampered by lack of funds.

If you are able to contribute towards the care of our children, please click here.