Vuyani safe haven is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre in Graaff-Reinet. They provide safety and care for children whose families cannot or do not care adequately for them.

Vuyani Safe Haven cares for about 36 children, ranging in age from new born babies to 18 year olds. Vuyani is the only Child & Youth Care Center in an enormous rural area around Graaff-Reinet in the Camdeboo district of the Karoo where poverty and unemployment lead to a high incidence of alcohol and drug abuse.  Vulnerable children in need of care and protection are placed at Vuyani for 3 – 6 months after being removed from their biological parents by court order, because of severe neglect or abuse.

The home has been formalized and registered as a Child and Youth Care Centre overseen by the Non Profit Organization (N.P.O). Vuyani Safe Haven NPO is run by a Board of dedicated volunteers – they are mostly professional people.  Vuyani now have a full time manager and a full time Social Worker and a team of trained caregivers. The organization is overseen by an elected board made up of volunteers.

The Department of Social Development contributes approximately 40% of the running costs of Vuyani Safe Haven and it is only with the generous support of businesses and individuals, local and foreign,  that they are able to make up the shortfall.

Our mission is to provide holistic child care services at Vuyani Safe Haven during the intervention period to children in need of care, in a safe and homely atmosphere, in order to facilitate successful re-unification or placement in foster or alternative care while continuously enabling them to take responsibility for their lives and future according to their level of development.

JOY is restored to Vuyani’s children when they can recover from trauma in a homely atmosphere surrounded by the loving care of a dedicated Vuyani Staff team while receiving therapeutic, developmental and recreational programs from professionals.

These vulnerable children need all the help they can get.

Donations made to Vuyani are deductible from your taxes in terms of section 18 A.

To make any donations, please use the following bank account:

FNB Account no:62020166262

Branch Code:210216

Swift code FIRNZAJJ

To obtain a tax exemption certificate for your donation, please contact:

Elaine Stanley (Treasurer) +27848149992