"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." - Nelson Mandela
When precious children, from tiny helpless newborns to cute toddlers, are discarded like trash, something has to be done. We have a "Place of Safety" at our home in Durban, South Africa, where we take in 4 abandoned babies at a time, to love and care for until they are adopted. We are registered "crisis parents" with Durban Child Welfare, able to receive babies and toddlers in crisis from the police or welfare. Read more...
It is estimated that approximately 3,500 children are abandoned each year in South Africa. Our organization plays a vital role in the rescue of babies who have either been abandoned on the street or who have been given up for adoption shortly after birth.
Some babies come to us with horrible diseases such as HIV & AIDS and Tuberculosis to name the worse. We have found it difficult to get the treatment they need through the government health care system. We are working alongside the Department of Health an other NPO's to make the system better for children.
While we are not an adoption agency and do not have the ability to handle adoption queries, we work with our social workers to find homes for the children that come into our care. Please visit our adoption information page for more information and valuable resources to help you on your journey.
Mission Providence is a US registered 501c3 non profit organization. Our mission is directed to children who have been abandoned or those given up for adoption.