Place of Safety

202-855 NPO • 930061923 PBO

Our mission is to care for vulnerable babies and help find them loving family’s.

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Join the Hope Club

As a fully community-funded charity, help Guardians of Hope reach our goal of 1000 x R150 per month debit orders to sustainably continue caring for vulnerable children entrusted in our care.

THANK YOU to the following

HOPE CLUB MEMBERS for making a difference!

About Us

Guardians of Hope is a dedicated place of safety, providing care for vulnerable children who have been abandoned, surrendered at birth for adoption, destitute, or palliative aged from newborn to 6 years. Our mission is to meet their physical, spiritual, medical, and psychological needs comprehensively. We strive to spread hope within our community, ensuring that vulnerable children receive the care they deserve and that our community is aware of our presence and support. Our commitment extends to providing a loving home environment for 30 vulnerable children, and we actively work towards family reunification whenever possible. In cases where reunification is not feasible, we support adoption processes, ensuring that the children find a nurturing and permanent loving family.

Our Team

Guardians of Hope has eight caregivers, a domestic worker and Elaine Brenkman, the founder of the organisation supervises the staff and manages the day to running of the home. 

We have a Midwife, who visits the home weekly to check the babies over to ensure that they are growing well and that their developmental milestones are met.

 We also welcome volunteers to come in to shower the babies with love and care.

Board Members

Olutoyin Olaitan (Chairperson) • Sandra Kleinhans •  Gézelle Oakes • Bonnie Currin • Elaine Brenkman • Dirk Brenkman

Our Vision : A loving home for every child

Our Needs

For the Bums

Sizes 1 – 5
Baby Bum Cream

For the Tums

Lactogen Formula (1,2,3)
Baby Cereal
Baby Food (6-12 Months)

Baby Products

Non-scented Aqueous Cream
Top-to-Toe Body Wash
Baby Shampoo

Day to Day

Dish Washing Liquid
Washing Powder – Auto
Hand Wash Soap / Sanitizer

How to Get Involved

Volunteer Time

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Volunteering is a donation of a person’s time without financial compensation. This is a great way to make a difference in our community and to gain some valuable experience. Our babies thrive on the love and attention given by our Volunteers.

My School Card

Guardians of Hope Place of Safety is a MySchool Card beneficiary. This allows you to make a difference, just by shopping. Every time you use your card at any of the partner stores they’ll give back a percentage of your purchase value to your selected beneficiary, at absolutely no cost to you!

Cot Sponsorship

The cost of caring for one baby is R240 per day. You can make a difference by becoming a sponsor through donating R5000 per month towards the care of the baby in your “adopted” cot. Your donation is tax exempt. Branding opportunities are available.

Looking to Adopt?

Do not hesitate to contact Elaine should you require information on adoption services.

If you are in East London you can contact CMR on
043 722-6104 or Social Development on 043 706-0400 directly for adoption services.


Visit the Babies

We are so excited to welcome visitors to love the babies!
We need to ensure all safety measures are in place, so have implemented a booking system.
* Please wash hands and sanitize throughout your visit.

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52 Belgravia Crescent, Belgravia, East London

082 487 4406 / 043 735 1303


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