Child and Youth Care Centre Johannesburg
Nazareth Care has two children’s homes in Southern Africa which are registered as Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCC) with the Department of Social Development. Situated at the Nazareth Houses in Cape Town and Johannesburg, these facilities aim to provide a loving, stable and secure home environment for the children in our care.
Children residing at the Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) are under the legal care and guardianship of the home as many are the victims of poverty, neglect, abandonment and abuse. Each child has unique requirements due to their circumstance which can include anything from being orphaned or abandoned to being born HIV positive or disabled at birth.
Our Johannesburg CYCC cares for forty children between the ages of 0 and 12 years and is home to underprivileged children living with HIV as well as those who have been neglected, abandoned, or orphaned. We are entrusted to care for their physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs and well-being.
We focus on providing valuable psychological, spiritual, emotional and educational support but most importantly, the children in our care receive boundless love and compassion – vital things that many of them have received far too little of in their short lives.
Implementing our Core Values
We provide a loving, homely environment within safe, secure premises for our children ensuring that each child receives the individual care and attention required. Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day and are all registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Care workers receive additional training in child care. Regular activities are scheduled for our children.
Child and Youth Care Centre Programmes
Through our programmes and activities we aim to provide holistic treatment and care which includes medical care, educational assessments, social services and counselling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and spiritual care
Our developmental programmes ensure that our children receive optimal care, developmentally appropriate stimulation and intervention.
Our therapeutic programmes include individual counselling sessions, group work and life skills sessions to equip our children with skills essential for everyday life.
Our recreational programmes increase our children’s physical health, coordination, teamwork and socialisation skills. This includes holiday programmes and outings.
Our occupational therapy and physiotherapy programmes improve the quality of life of children with disabilities. Our care workers engage in weekly training sessions with qualified therapists.
Our individual care programmes are completed in both houses when a child is admitted and thereafter every three to six months it is reviewed and adjusted if necessary.
We Need Your Help
Our childcare facilities at Nazareth House Cape Town and Nazareth House Johannesburg weigh heavily on our available resources. The gap between the funding we receive and the funding our children need is a constant struggle and grows daily. FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP
Brave little Anika says “Hi…”
5-year old Anika was born with a condition known as Cerebral Palsy. A permanent disorder impacting movement and muscle tone and often causes further health conditions, such as epilepsy. Anika faces several health challenges and struggles to do basic ageappropriate things like eating, brushing her hair, or dressing. As a result, she requires around the clock medical, social, and therapeutic care.
We hope to teach Anika her own unique way of conquering the world while spoiling her with love and a safe place to call home. She is loved by all and is enthusiastically learning a second language like a champion, continuing to make progress with all odds against her.
Though this little body has endured so much, her infectious smile and vibrant energy light up the Child and Youth Care Centre at Nazareth Care.
Little Anika reminds us that life is what we make of it.