Our foster mothers

epitomize the

values of Ubuntu 

Creating opportunities

for a positive future

Providing a second

chance at family

Strong family

values are formed 

at Home from Home

We provide safe

and nurturing

family-based care

Who We Are

In 2005, our founders, Jane Payne and Pippa Shaper, envisioned a future where the most vulnerable children of South Africa would not grow up on the streets or in institutional organisations. Instead, they would experience a second chance at a loving family life.

These two visionary women established Home from Home, one of the first non-profit organisations in South Africa to be registered as a Cluster Foster Care Scheme. For over a decade, Home from Home has successfully provided supported and supervised foster care to orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children in South Africa.

We believe that living in a small family unit with no more than six children and a dedicated foster mother or parents, is the next best place for children whose biological families cannot provide for them.

This model of care, with the crucial foundation of a loving family, enables our children to rise above their early circumstances and become happy and positively engaged young adults in their communities.

Tel: +27 21 761 7251 • E-mail: info@homefromhome.org.za • PBO 930018033 • NPO 053-721 • Trust No. IT1496/2005 • Section 18A Approved