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The CHILDREN MATTER website is a place to find out how and where
to get involved in helping children in need in Port Elizabeth

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Hope Baby Safe Home

Hope baby safe home is a Temporary Safe Care Home for abused, abandoned, neglected and orphaned babies.


Uviwe Child and Youth Services

Uviwe is a registered child protection organisation in South Africa, Port Elizabeth. We provide support and help to victims of abuse, poverty, sexual assault and safety in general. We have been established for almost 100 years!


Special Care Centre

The Aurora Special Care Centre is a centre caring for the needs of 106 full-time residents. Many of these are children. Aurora is a non-profit organisation and relies on the support of volunteers and donors.

We work with profoundly...


Childrens Feeding Trust

The Children's Feeding Trust is a non profit organisation which raises and distributes funds for the feeding of needy school children in Port Elizabeth. Their offices are at the Walmer Town Hall, where they also have an excellent 2nd hand book...


Giving Gifts to New Born Babies in Need in PE

This group was started in Dec 2014, and assists mothers and newborn babies in the State materinity units by giving them a small gift bag of baby clothes, nappies, blankets, toiletries, etc.

They also provide condoms and some educational...


Human Dignity Centre

The Human Dignity Centre encompasses various upliftment projects involving the Walmer Township (Gqebera) Community.

Orphanage Without Walls
Jerusalem Ministries supports 290 children in the Walmer Township by finding and...



Baby Safe Haven

Isithembiso exists because we refuse to let abandoned or orphaned babies in our city remain that way. Our vision is to see those babies placed in families that will love them as their own, and to this end we work as hard as we can, speaking up for...


Ithemba Lam Baby Haven

In September 2009 we opened a baby transition home in Forest Hill called “Ithemba Lam”, meaning “My Hope”. The home is a temporary safe-haven for abandoned, orphaned, abused, or neglected babies, and those who are either affected by, or...


Kleinskool Initiative

We help children in Kleinskool informal settlement get an education. We pay their school fees, taxi fair, clothes etc. Everything they need to get an education.


MTR Smit Childrens Haven

MTR Smit Children's Haven provides care and accommodation to 95 children (3 - 18 Years) who have been removed from parental care due to their wellbeing being at risk.

Thandusana Babies Safe Haven

Thandusana Babies Safe Home is a safe haven for abandoned and/or abused babies 0-3 years of age. We are an independent Non Profit Organisation and are situated in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth. Thandusana is a temporary safe haven that aims to...


Zanethemba Charity Foundation

Baby Safe Haven

The Zanethemba Charity Foundation has been implementing programmes aimed at the safety and wellbeing of children and youth since 2008. Currently we are running two projects. The Safe Haven Project is located in Walmer and Endangered Species...