What we do

Nazareth House Cape Town is a Non-Profit-Organisation (NPO) with facilities in Vredehoek and Elsies River.

Nazareth House aims to provide a loving, stable and secure home environment for abandoned, neglected, disabled and orphaned children as well as a last resting place for children with terminal conditions who are unable to return home due to sociable ills. Many are the victims of poverty and abusive homes.

Compared to childcare, caring for the elderly is not a priority for most people. However, similarly to orphans, the elderly are often abused and abandoned or have no financial resources. Nazareth House provides residential care for frail aged men and women in desperate need.

Children’s Programs

Children's ProgramesAs a registered Child and Youth Care Facility, we can accommodate up to 64 children. All children are placed with us by the courts through the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Some children are only placed with us for short periods as a means of protection in emergency situations, while others are placed with us for the longer term because of their special medical needs. Nazareth House is also able to provide specialist care for children with terminal illnesses and or severe chronic conditions….more 

Home for the Aged

Home For The AgedFor a frail elderly person without family or finances, life can be a terrifying ordeal. Add other various debilitating physical and mental diseases that affect the elderly, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and the options become even more limited. With Government subsidised homes for the aged stretched to the limit, care of these vulnerable elderly people falls onto the shoulders of organisations such as ours….more


VocationsCommitting to a lifetime of service to the poor and needy is not for everyone. But if you feel this is the life God is asking you to live, you will find ample reward in the joy of a life well lived … an ever-strengthening bond with our Lord …. deep peace and inner satisfaction….more