Living Arrangements

The children are raised in 3 family units (House Michael, House Anoxolo, and House Phelisa) of up to 12 children, and are cared for by a group of dedicated and professionally trained Child & Youth Care Workers (CYCW’s, i.e. “housemothers”). Four children and youth always share a room. In each unit, the daily structure and rhythm is that of a family. Through the daily interaction with their "siblings" and housemothers, but also through routine tasks and chores, the children are able to form a close emotional family bond with a strong sense of responsibility for the tasks within any society.