- By: Sharné Herbst
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/tshwane-haven
The Haven can take in a maximum of 20 children, 5 foster children and 15 babies and toddlers. The type of children that can be accommodated are severely malnourished children, HIV+ with other problems, TB with other problems, down syndrome, abused and premature babies as well as children with heart and lung problems.
All the children admitted into the Haven are given the best medical care we can afford. We have built up numerous contacts with various specialists, clinics, hospitals, medical supply companies and GPs. Children are taken for general check-ups at Intercare Medical Centre and LCM upon admission unless discharged from a hospital. They attend clinics on a monthly basis for those on HIV and TB treatment. They attend various clinics, Occupational Therapy sessions as and when needed.
I want to raise R40 000 to purchase baby products for Tshwane Haven. With R40 000 I will be able to purchase the following:
Vicks & cough medicine
We would like to raise enough funds to be able to give them a few months’ worth of supplies for the little ones.
*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the Tswane Haven.*
Tshwane Place of Safety Association
This Association focuses on the importance of the family. They firmly believe that more and more families should be raised, equipped and supported to look after babies and toddlers in crisis. It is important that every child in need should have the opportunity to experience the love and stability provided within the family unit. By actively raising more families, crisis children will have the opportunity to become part of a family again – belonging to a home he/she can call their own.
The Tshwane Place of Safety Association screens and provides wonderful parents and special homes where an abundance of emotional, physical and spiritual care is given to babies and toddlers in crises. The association coordinates the admission and placement of children with individual families. They render a supporting service to parents as well as social workers from various welfare organisations. The vision of the association is to provide the Place of Safety parents with as much emotional and physical support as possible. These families will only continue with their exceptional service if they are supported on an emotional level. Getting attached to children, experiencing loss and death, is very traumatic. This Association realises the importance to support the parents dealing with all these experiences.
Tshwane Place of Safety Association has admitted and placed more than 1063 children since October 2003 in the care of Place of safety families. Currently they have 100 private families taking care of 300 children in their own homes and 6 registered place of safety nurseries,
Forever Angels, Tshwane Haven, Kings Grace, Swallows Nest and Joining Hands.
Tshwane Place of Safety is a registered Section 21 Organisation as well as a Non-Profit organisation.