George child and family welfare

Who we are.

George Child and Family Welfare is a designated child protection organisation, that was started from humble beginnings in September 1926. With thousands of lives changed or impacted over the years, we are still serving the community of George and spreading hope and happiness in the lives of those who are reported to us or reach out to us for assistance.

We are

because of you.

Our organisation continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the generous support of our Patron, Sabine Plattner, and SPAC (Sabine Plattner African Charities). Mrs. Plattner has truly been a godsend, especially during a time when our organisation almost had to close our doors due to a lack of available funding. Being a good Samaritan, Mrs. Plattner provided the much-needed funding to help us get back on our feet – she officially became our patron in the year 2000. 

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Plattner, we secured our own premises which has for the past 20 years been a beacon of hope and happiness to victims of abuse.

Mrs Plattner’s devotion to seeing children in crisis flourish in a safe and loving home, saw the Cluster Foster Care Programme come to fruition. In 2019, we officially opened our very first cluster foster care home and currently, we have five cluster foster care homes.

As the owner of Fancourt, Mrs. Plattner and her staff as well as members of the esteemed golf estate share our desire to change lives for the better. Over the years, Fancourt’s management, members, and guests have started a successful stationery drive which has helped hundreds of children get ready for the first day back at school by supplying their stationery needs for the academic year.

Securing funding to maintain an NGO the size of George Child and Family Welfare would be an impossible task without the assistance of Mrs Plattner and SPAC. We continue to grow and develop, as well as retain our dedicated staff thanks to her amazing support!

We are because of you; we will forever be grateful to you!

Meet our team.

Sue Du Toit

Sue Du Toit

Director

Leilanie Peacock

Leilanie Peacock

Senior Social Worker

Rachel Jooste-Booysen

Rachel Jooste-Booysen

Senior Social Worker

Monija Kessler

Admin / Finance Manager

Kaylan Damons

Kaylan Damons

Social Worker

Amahle Peter

Amahle Peter

Social Worker

Agnes Maree

Agnes Maree

Social Worker

Nataley Davids

Nataley Davids

Social Worker

Nicole Roman

Nicole Roman

Social Worker

Maydine Jansen

Maydine Jansen

Social Worker

Rene Scheepers

Rene Scheepers

Social Worker

Ntombenceba Penny Dlokweni-Matolengwe

Ntombenceba Penny Dlokweni-Matolengwe

Social Worker Trauma Therapist

Jo-Anne Kleynhans

Jo-Anne Kleynhans

Social Worker

Mava Baca

Mava Baca

Social Worker

Babalwa Gamede

Social Worker

Elzette Wolhuter

Elzette Wolhuter

Social Worker

Porcha Roman

Porcha Roman

Social Auxiliary Worker

Andile Sixholo

Andile Sixholo

Social Auxiliary Worker

Renee Eksteen

Renee Eksteen

Buddy Coordinator

Lindill Fortuin

Lindill Fortuin

Social Auxiliary Worker

Virginia Mobo

Virginia Mobo

Social Auxiliary Worker

Samantha Afrika

Samantha Afrika

Social Auxiliary Worker

Inghe Lindoor

Inghe Lindoor

Social Auxiliary Worker

Nandipha Blaauw

Nandipha Blouw

Social Auxiliary Worker

Andile Fanelo

Andile Fanelo

Operational Manager

Marlene Saul

Marlene Saul

Secretary

Emmerencia Pietersen

Reception

Winnie Smith

Winnie Smith

Donations Coordinator

Cornelius Muller

Buddy Assistant

Reginald Tamboer

General Worker

Henrica Veldman

Henrica Veldman

Communications and Media Specialist

Our services

What we do.

Our awesome team of change agents offer a comprehensive service to hundreds of children and their families, especially those who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or orphaned. Our core focus is to ensure the safety and optimal development of children and their families in the communities we serve.

Sharing our desire to spread hope and happiness…

Our loyal partners.

Our partners and our awesome sponsors have been absolutely amazing – their unwavering support has empowered us to go from strength to strength and has assisted us to change hundreds of lives for the better.        We appreciate you!

We are grateful for all our helping hands who help us to make a difference and change lives for the better, one child and one family at a time. Every little helps.

PS. For shoutouts and thank-you posts, follow our hashtag #AppreciationPost on our social media platforms. Don’t forget to LIKE and Follow our social pages to stay up to date.

How you can help

 

The saying "it takes a village to raise a child" is so true in the sense that the community outreach and work that we do, would not be possible without the generous donations from our supporters. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of so many, and creating hope and happiness for those in need.

Financial Contribution

Making a financial contribution to the organisation or a specific project

Donate

Donate food, stationary, toiletries etc. for families in need throughout the year

Donate unwanted items

Clear out your cupboards and donate any unwanted items that are still in a good condition to distribute in the communities we serve, or for us to sell in our charity shop to generate funds for our projects

Volunteer

to serve on our Board, assist with projects or help out in our charity shop, become a safety or foster parent

Get in touch to find out how you can get involved.