Children diagnosed with life threatening illnesses in our care come from impoverished homes and all our services are provided at no cost to families or caregivers. We are partly subsidised by the state and the funding we receive does not cover the expenditure needed to take care of the children.You can help change lives by helping us minimise our funding gap by Adopting a Ward and support one or more of the following projects for the ward you decide to adopt.
To create a home away from home where each child travels their own journey to healing and optimum health. This is done through:
- 24 hour nursing care
- Specialised Nutrition
- Occupational Therapy
- Attending crèche and school
- Baby Massage
- Placement of children into family care and empowerment of caregivers
- Access to Medical Treatment
- Play and Group Therapy
- Emotional Support
- Taking children to doctor’s appointments
Outcomes and Impact
- Each child will receive quality care and a firm grounding for future learning
- Each child will heal and develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually
through the range of services, and this creates a foundation for a better future.
- A space where children feel safe, comfortable and supported enhances the journey to healing.
- Chronically ill children need specialized nutrition and our food programme has proved to enhance the healing process.
- Home environments are assessed by St Joseph’s Social Workers before a child is discharged to ensure long term health and wellness.
- Children are discharged back into the care of family and families have been empowered on how to ensure long term health for their child.
- Foster homes are found for children who have been abandoned.
Sunflower Ward: Children between 1 month and 9 years old diagnosed HIV positive and undergoing treatment
Daisy Ward: Children between 1 month and 9 years old diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment and children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Sweet Basil: Children between 1 month and 9 years old diagnosed with a range of life threatening illnesses
Recognition would include:
- You will be listed as the Ward Donor outside the entrance to Sunflower, Daisy or Sweet Basil Wards.
- You will be listed on our website and in our annual report as a Ward Donor. A link to your company website can also be provided on our website.
- We can also provide you with our quarterly newsletter from which you can select a story to use on your company newsletter or profile.
- You will also receive quarterly updates on how the children are in the ward you decide to support.
|R25 000 will contribute to a year’s worth of medicine and medical consumables for 40 children.||R30 000 will ensure each child receives the following free services:||R40 000 will contribute to a year’s worth of food 40 children in Daisy Ward.|
|Medical Consumables:||Each child will receive the following:||Food for 3 meals and 3 snacks:|
Children follow a normal home routine and are assisted with dressing, brushing of hair, bathing and so forth.