Home from Home is a non-profit organization that provides supervised community-based cluster foster care for orphaned, abused, neglected, and vulnerable children in South Africa. Established in 2005 by Jane Payne and Pippa Shaper, Home from Home cares for over 200 vulnerable children through a network of 36 homes across 15 communities in the Western Cape. This network comprises a family of dedicated social workers, foster parents, and support staff all working together to ensure the children receive the highest level of care. From individual treatment plans to therapeutic intervention, tutoring, and mentorship. Home from Home places vulnerable children with a small family unit of dedicated foster parents providing the next best place for those who cannot be cared for by their own biological families. Most importantly, the organization aims to ensure that every vulnerable child has a safe and loving environment in which to grow and thrive.


We invite those who value this beautiful country and its people to join our cause, helping to support, protect and nurture it for generations to come.

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A feel good project with a do good mission

The Heart of Cape Town, an initiative led by Uthando (Love) South Africa, passionately champions a profound message of Peace, Kindness and Love worldwide, whilst illuminating the truly inspiring and innovative work of South African community development projects and activists.

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