Call Us: +27 21 790 5616

Children First

James House is dedicated to the systemic well-being of children and youth.  They are our passion, our driving force and our ultimate motivation.  Their innocence deserves preservation and the provisioning of a good start to life.

To do this we deploy professional child and youth care workers that are able to access the children in their life-space – a home, at crèche, at school, and after-school. Our focus is on risk prevention and immediate response when we find a child in need of support.

Systemic Care

Children are highly impressionable and their environment hugely influences their development.  James House believes that the effectively improvement of the well-being of children requires an improvement of their environment.

The child is the entry-point for all our work in communities.  For the child’s well-being we assist families improve their capacities to function as a healthy developmental space. We also work with others that have influence on the child’s development.

Professional Development

The excellence of the CYC Sector is dependant on the skills of the workers in the field.  James House is internationally recognised for our innovation and excellence.  We pay this honour forward through proving professional development courses to other Child and Youth Care Organisations.

We provide CPD training for Psychologists, Social Workers and Child and Youth Care Workers.  We also provide HWSETA approved training for auxiliary Child and Youth Care Workers, Auxiliary Social Workers and Counsellors.

Our Programmes

We are a non-income generating organisation, dependent on support from the state, international and local grant-makes and YOUR participation in assiting us to make a real difference.  Please consider supporting us in transforming communities and creating real change in the lives of at-risk children.  Visit our GivenGain page for information of where we need YOUR (yes you)  help.


James House

James House is a registered Non-profit Organisation, Designated Child Protection Organisation, Public Benefit Organisation and Child and Youth Care Centre.
We pride ourselves in our astute governance, robust management and programmatic excellence.

Thank You to our Supporters

Department of Social Development (SA); Human Dignity Foundation (Swiss): The World Childhood Foundation (Sweden); Kinderfonds MAMAS (Netherlands); the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund; the TK Foundation; Anglo American Chairman's Fund; ...and many more generous supporters