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Children’s Programme

As a registered Child and Youth Care Facility, we can accommodate up to 64 children. All  children are placed with us by the courts through the Children’s Act 38 of 2005.

Nazareth House works closely with the South African Police Service, Missing Person’s Unit and Child Protection Services to provide an emergency place of safety for babies and children who have been abandoned, traumatised and abused or removed from their family for their own protection. Some children are only placed with us for short periods as a means of protection in emergency situations, while others are placed with us for the longer term because of their special medical needs.

Nazareth House is also able to provide specialist care for children with terminal illnesses and or severe chronic conditions as well as therapeutic activities by our full-time occupational therapist and specialised Social Workers.

Every child at some stage longs to find their roots, who they really are and who they belong to. We owe it to them to do all we can to help them find the answers. We believe that children of all abilities should grow up in a nurturing home environment. Our priority is always, wherever possible, stabilize and reunite these children with their families, through Family Reunification, or to place them in loving foster care.

For more information on our individual children’s programmes click here

Home for the Aged

Security, dignity, comfort and peace in the twilight years of life.

For a frail elderly person without family or finances, life can be a terrifying ordeal. Add other various debilitating physical and mental diseases that affect the elderly, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and the options become even more limited.

With Government subsidised homes for the aged stretched to the limit, care of these vulnerable elderly people falls onto the shoulders of organisations such as ours.

A haven for the most impoverished and neglected old people

We feel that caring for the elderly is a privilege as each one has made a valuable contribution to society in his or her own way.

For 130 years Nazareth House has provided residential care for aged men and women in desperate need. Many of our residents are wheelchair bound, blind and/or deaf and suffer from dementia, diabetes or hypertension.

A complement of qualified nursing personnel and care workers ensure the dignity and wellbeing of every resident.

The ideal outcome for an elderly resident at Nazareth House, whether it be at our Cape Town or Elsies River home, is that they will have an excellent quality of life for as long as possible in a secure and loving environment, and that when they reach their final resting place, they do so in peace and with dignity, surrounded by the love and prayers of the Sisters

For more information on the care we provide for the aged click here











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