Welcome to Child Welfare SA - Edenvale

Welcome to Child Welfare SA - Edenvale

WHAT WE DO!

Our focus is on the protection of children and the promotion of healthy family life in Edenvale.
Child Welfare SA - Edenvale currently provides the following services:

 

 
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Our focus is on the protection of children, their care and their wellbeing. Our areas of operation include investigation of child abuse, foster care, child and family counselling, family reconstruction services and crisis interventions for families in need. For details, click on the photo.

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We are concerned with the level of poverty found in certain areas as well as the low self-esteem of some members of our community. We have established school counselling centres, courses, talks, workshops, food parcels, women's empowerment programmes and student internships. For details, click on the photo

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Known as the Pinocchio Educare Centre, this facility provides early childhood development for pre-school children from low income families. At the Centre the children are given the required mental stimulation and supervision. For details click on the photo

WHAT WE NEED!

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General Funding
We currently have 3 regular sources of funding - the Gauteng Department of Social Development, fees charged for some of our social services and fees charged by the Pinocchio Educare Centre. Never-the-less the services we provide are being constrained by funding limitations and we would appreciate any donations you can afford. For more information on how to donate, click the photo.

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Wish List
The funds we receive are directed first at providing the required services to the community. Expenditure of a capital nature happens only when we have a surplus. As a result we have a growing wish list and we are looking for additional funding for these items. If you would like to see your donation being used for a specific purpose, this might appeal to you, as we will allocate your donation against the item on the list that you nominate. To view the wish list and find out how to donate for a specific item, click on the photo.

"Protecting the children in our country

from all kinds of abuse"

 OVERVIEW

The organisation, originally called the Edenvale Child and Family Welfare Society, was established in the mid-1950s in order to supplement and support the work of the then National and Provincial Departments of Social Welfare. For many years its focus was simply to help those families that, due to loss of jobs, loss of one or more parents, or alcoholism, needed support. The organisation provided food, clothing, legal advice and even temporary accommodation if required. However, over the years, as the face of Edenvale has changed, so has the organisation, and with the new 1994 dispensation, it was tasked as the official NGO to handle social welfare matters in Edenvale and surrounding areas by the new South African Government.

The organisation's work is mainly amongst families and children ‘at risk’, mainly referred to us by the SAPS, teachers or parents.

The community outreach programme (a social worker is in attendance at five primary schools in Edenvale on selected days of the week for consultation) has proved beneficial at identifying problems whilst these are still manageable, and in providing counselling on issues including child neglect, abandonment, drug or alcohol abuse and child abuse.

Social workers work closely with the Department of Social Development and the SAPS in resolving family crises as well as intervening when required. They are called upon to place children in foster homes or to arrange adoptions. These placements require regular monitoring and reports; again, part of the social workers’ work load.

In 1988, recognizing the need for low cost day care for children of low income families, the organisation opened the Pinocchio Crèche, now Pinocchio Educare Centre, which is permitted to accommodate 60 children between the ages of 3 and 6 years of age.

In return for services rendered, and upon submission of the relevant reports and substantiating documentation, the organisation receives an annual subsidy from the Department of Social Development which covers a portion of the salaries and administrative costs. Thus we must also depend on contributions from the public, school fees, local schools and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality awards in order to maintain these services.

Child Welfare SA - Edenvale (our official name) is affiliated to Child Welfare South Africa, and is an important and integral part of the Edenvale community. It does its work quietly and efficiently behind the scenes and because of the confidential nature of its services, very little, if anything, is ever brought before the public eye.

 OVERVIEW

The organisation, originally called the Edenvale Child and Family Welfare Society, was established in the mid-1950s in order to supplement and support the work of the then National and Provincial Departments of Social Welfare. For many years its focus was simply to help those families that, due to loss of jobs, loss of one or more parents, or alcoholism, needed support. The organisation provided food, clothing, legal advice and even temporary accommodation if required. However, over the years, as the face of Edenvale has changed, so has the organisation, and with the new 1994 dispensation, it was tasked as the official NGO to handle social welfare matters in Edenvale and surrounding areas by the new South African Government.

The organisation's work is mainly amongst families and children ‘at risk’, mainly referred to us by the SAPS, teachers or parents.

The community outreach programme (a social worker is in attendance at five primary schools in Edenvale on selected days of the week for consultation) has proved beneficial at identifying problems whilst these are still manageable, and in providing counselling on issues including child neglect, abandonment, drug or alcohol abuse and child abuse.

Social workers work closely with the Department of Social Development and the SAPS in resolving family crises as well as intervening when required. They are called upon to place children in foster homes or to arrange adoptions. These placements require regular monitoring and reports; again, part of the social workers’ work load.

In 1988, recognizing the need for low cost day care for children of low income families, the organisation opened the Pinocchio Crèche, now Pinocchio Educare Centre, which is permitted to accommodate 60 children between the ages of 3 and 6 years of age.

In return for services rendered, and upon submission of the relevant reports and substantiating documentation, the organisation receives an annual subsidy from the Department of Social Development which covers a portion of the salaries and administrative costs. Thus we must also depend on contributions from the public, school fees, local schools and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality awards in order to maintain these services.

Child Welfare SA - Edenvale (our official name) is affiliated to Child Welfare South Africa, and is an important and integral part of the Edenvale community. It does its work quietly and efficiently behind the scenes and because of the confidential nature of its services, very little, if anything, is ever brought before the public eye.

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Interested donors, please contact our office at administrator@edenvalechildwelfare.co.za or call 011 452 5940/1

 

A tour of the present facilities can be arranged for interested donors.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Telephone:     011 452 5940/1
Fax :              086 502 3562
E-mail:           administrator@edenvalechildwelfare.co.za
Facebook:      www.facebook.com/edenvalechildwelfare

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 1314
Edenvale
1610

Physical Address:
61 12th Avenue
Edenvale

Banking Details

CHILD WELFARE S.A. - EDENVALE

FIRST NATIONAL BANK

BUSINESS ACCOUNT - 51160494716

BRANCH CODE: 201510

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