The Villa of Hope as a social upliftment and development initiative has as its focal area the provision of superior care to those children who have been orphaned or require alternative care due to abuse, neglect, abandonment and children that are affected or infected by HIV and AIDS or other ill circumstances.
We are presently providing shelter for children between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age. These children were placed by organizations such as Child line, CPU, SAP and Child welfare Dept.
We aim to reduce child abuse and neglect within our surrounding communities by promoting family values.
To provide superior care to children who have been orphaned or require alternative care due to abuse, neglect, abandonment and children that have been affected or infected by HIV & AIDS or other ill circumstances, thus creating a loving and attentive environment that will allow children to develop as well balanced and wholesome individuals, who are capable of a worthy contribution to society. Our primary objective is to take care of children, from birth to18 years of age: Spiritually, Physically, Emotionally, Psychologically, & Financially.
The initiators of this project became aware of an increase in circumstances of abuse and neglect involving children in the community of Eldorado Park and its surrounding areas. They felt a need to provide a service which would help decrease or alleviate the strains on the social services, as well as on the victims and their families.
Villa of Hope has acquired a property from Johannesburg Water on a twenty-year leasehold. The property and some of the buildings were in a state of disrepair but most have since been made habitable. Vacant sections of the property have been earmarked for the development and construction of sports & recreation facilities.
The Directorship has appointed a steering committee, which is responsible for the governance of the Villa. They need to ensure that the criteria set by the department of Social Services and Welfare is strictly adhered to. They are responsible of the attainment of sponsorship, fundraising and marketing activities.