HOLAH has been in operation since June 2012. We are a safe-haven that exists to love and care for the babies placed in our care until they can be placed with adoptive families. The babies that come to HOLAH have either been abandoned, orphaned, given up for adoption or removed from their parents care. They come to us through,child protection organisations or the South African Police Services (SAPS), with many babies being as young as a few hours old.
To ensure that all of our babies have access to the appropriate medical care that they need, they are registered at the local clinic for all their vaccinations and if necessary they will go to St Augustines Hospital for more serious issues. A local General Practitioner (GP) is contactable in emergencies and we have a Physiotherapist on call for any physical development issues that our babies may have. HOLAH ensures that all the babies’ immunisation and developmental milestones are met and that their “Road to Health” cards are correctly updated. Any and all medication necessary is administered as required.
A maximum of six babies can be taken in at any one time to ensure that each child is given the attention and care that they deserve. Unlike standard orphanages, HOLAH has deliberately remained small and intimate to ensure that the highest levels of care, love and attention can be offered to the young lives placed in our care. In addition to these high levels of care, our dedication to finding each individual child a ‘forever family’ sets our home apart from others.