(Cape Town) – Home from Home is a foster-care programme that provides nurturing homes to vulnerable children in and around Cape Town.
Home from Home‘s dedicated social workers, foster parents and support staff look after the children in small family homes located within their own communities – where they feel safe, loved and secure. The aim is to raise them to fulfil their potential as the independent and responsible adults they were born to be.
The Lizo Nobanda ECD and Home from Home Learning Resource Centre, serves over 40 young children from the Khayelitsha community as well as older children from the eight Home from Home foster homes based in Khayelitsha. These older children visit the facility after school for tutoring classes and homework support, as well as therapy and counselling sessions. Extensive upgrades at the centre were recently made possible thanks to several local and overseas funders. Home from Home has run this centre since 2006 with the help of permanent staff members and a number of volunteers who help to look after these children each day.
Apart from our homes, we also have a crèche in Khayelitsha that was recently renovated. The newly renovated ECD and Learning Resource Centre in Khayelitsha was unveiled on Thursday, 21 September. This was all made possible by funders, who include YKK (Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha) South Africa and the Ackerman Foundation.