Who We Are
James House is a Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organisation serving as a catalyst for the transformation of the lives of at-risk children, youth, their families and communities. We are a team of passionate change-makers resolutely dedicated to the well-being of children and youth in South Africa
What We Do
James House has been working tirelessly for 27 years defining best-practice models for the care of children and youth at-risk. Upon invitation from our funders we’re now using what we’ve learned to build capacities in other organisations in the Western Cape – caring for thousands of children.
Where We Work
Hout Bay, situated at the foot of Table Mountain, Cape Town, is a village of great beauty and huge social disparities. It is here where we pilot best-practice child and youth care programmes for replication throughout the Western Cape Province of South Africa
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James House approaches every community with utmost respect and works hard at developing trust. The ISIBINDI programme works at grassroots level with local childcare workers providing primary protection and care interventions for at-risk children and their families.
The BEST programme aims to reduce the number of child-removals from communities. Our interventions works eco-systemically (with all stakeholders) to ensure that teens with high-risk behavioural issues receive the necessary support to avert being placed in an institution or prison.
Our aim is to minimise the amount of children in institutions. The Residential Treatment Centres are short-term interventions that work to strengthen the capacities of all stakeholders in the child's life to effectively care for the boy or girl when they return to their homes.
James House covers the whole continuum of child development. Our ultimate success is the perpetual transformation of a whole community indicated by the successes of our youth. The Life Centre prepares young adults for a productive, self-sustaining life.