"Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it
is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
To ensure that every child feels secure, loved and cared for,
and that with this foundation,
overcomes the trauma they have experienced and develops
Our aim at Ethelbert is to always care and never harm,
to embrace and never reject, and to always love.
Ethelbert Child & Youth
Care Centre is a place of safety that cares for up to 65
children that have been removed from their parents because of
sexual and/or physical abuse, neglect, abandonment, and those
orphaned because of HIV/Aids. We have been caring for, and
loving the children of South Africa since our inception in 1907.
Ethelbert is not an orphanage: the majority of the children
placed with us have parents and our ultimate goal is to see the
children happily reunited with their parents who have been
rehabilitated. All cases are cleared by the courts first and
thus we work in conjunction with the Department of Social
Development to ensure that these children are placed back with
their families, if at all possible.
Ethelberts main priority is to break the cycle of abuse, by
providing children with a stable and loving environment,
counselling and therapeutic support, which helps them overcome
the terror and abuse they have suffered, so that they can regain
their self-respect and their confidence to achieve their dreams.
Our child-orientated programmes, dedicated residential social
workers and childcare workers help traumatised children to
develop positive life-skills in a secure environment.
At the same time our Social Workers work with the families,
providing therapy and counselling to them to ensure that they
also receive support to overcome the reasons why their child was
removed from their care.
SPONSOR A CHILD PROJECT
Look out for the launch of our new project called 'Sponsor A
You can make a sustainable difference in a disadvantaged child's
life from just R100 per month by making an easy, tax deductible
monthly donation to Ethelbert Child and Youth Care Centre.
Once you have selected the child you would like to sponsor, you
can correspond with and will receive correspondence from the
child. You can also visit regularly as arranged with Management.
Please contact us for further details
(031) 464 6555