About Jo’burg Chlid Welfare

Learn more about our organisation’s 100+ years of experience in protecting and serving children, including our driving vision, mission and values. For answers to any further questions you may have, please use our contact form and one of our team members will reach out to assist you.

Our work for the children of Johannesburg

Jo’burg Child Welfare (JCW) is a non-profit organisation (NPO) founded in 1909. We provide a range of direct services to abused, abandoned, neglected, orphaned and vulnerable children (including those who are infected or have been affected by HIV and AIDS in the greater Johannesburg area). We pride ourselves on the fact that we are one of the oldest NPO’s in South Africa. We recently celebrated 109 years of service to children in need, their families and the wider community.

Our vision is of a society where children can grow up strong, safe and happy, where parents and caregivers can create the best possible family setting, so that no child suffers. Jo’burg Child Welfare has played a pivotal role in child care and protection strategies across the country. Nationally we advise on legislation to protect children, and through advocacy work we ensure children have a voice to influence services which affect them.


To provide holistic child protection services to children in the greater Johannesburg Area


To protect safeguard and care about children, their families and communities, promoting their rights, wellbeing and dignity.


Leave a bequest

If you’re writing or updating your Will, then it’s the perfect opportunity to remember Jo’burg Child Welfare with a parting gift or bequest. Your legacy will touch the lives of profoundly vulnerable children for years to come – and will leave the world a little brighter that it was before.

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