James House is dedicated to seeing Child and Youth Care excellence manifest. We take the lead in modeling best-practice child protection, risk prevention and early intervention strategies for other Child and Youth Care organisations to follow.
For many years, James House served mostly as a place of safety for the vulnerable children of Hout Bay. Over time, the organization developed capacities and responses in keeping with the transformation of the child and youth care sector, and with broader imperatives within the community it served – particularly the impact of HIV/AIDS and the very rapid growth of Imizamo Yethu, an informal settlement community that is home to between 20 000 to 30 000 people.
The result has been the development of two programmes that encompass a broad range of services at the early intervention, prevention and statutory levels.
The purpose of James House is to care for, protect and bring hope to children in need and their families.
Using the power of relationships, James House aims to foster hope, potential and transformation in the lives of these children.