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Home – Therapy2021-08-05T14:51:34+00:00

First Aid for battered emotions

Boys and girls who are placed at Johannesburg Children’s Home by the courts come with emotional issues. Most have never experienced a carefree childhood. Without extensive therapy, these bruised little souls may never recover from the hurts of the past, develop self esteem, and grow up to become well adjusted, happy and successful young men and women.

Add lockdowns to the situation, and it just makes matters worse. Children taking their first tentative steps back to normality … going to school … developing a new interest in learning … making friends – it all comes screeching to a halt every time the country goes back into lockdown.

Which is why we have to spend more than usual right now on counseling, occupational therapy, behaviour and psychological therapy – as well as remedial teaching to compensate for foundation schooling that may have been missed.

At R350 per hour, and 64 boys and girls in our home, this vital therapy doesn’t come cheap. We have to turn to friends like you for help. Please will you consider sponsoring an hour of therapy  for a child who’s hurting now?

Your gift of R350 or any other amount you can spare will make such a difference to a child who’s struggling to cope emotionally. You’ll literally help make everything better. Fixing kids’ cuts and bruises with a kiss and a sticky plaster is easy. Healing broken hearts takes professional help from skilled child psychologists.

Please will you make a contribution now to help ensure our boys and girls get all the specialist help they need? Thank you so much!

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The Johannesburg Children’s Home is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 001-034) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 130001111) which provides a safe refuge for up to 64 children who have been found in need of care by the Children’s Court.

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