Who we are What we do
Vuyani Safe Haven is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre (children’s home) in Graaff-Reinet, providing safety and care for about 35 children classified as Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC’s). This refers to children who have lost their parents/caregivers and child-headed households, or who have been removed from their households due to parental incapacity. This further includes street and homeless children who have been left destitute, abandoned, abused and without any stable accommodation.
Vuyani’s home at 87 Cradock Street houses about 24 children from new babies of a few weeks to 11 years. Our Thanduxolo house at 48 Bourke Street is for our older children from 12 years to 18 years. We support our youth from 16 – 18 and beyond, through our Independent Living Program.
The Department of Social Development contributes approximately 50% of the running costs of Vuyani Safe Haven and it is only with the generous support of businesses and individuals, local and foreign, that we are able to make up the shortfall.
These precious children need all the help they can get.