Child and Youth Care Centre
Who we are
Impact House is a registered children’s home which cares for children who have been placed in our care by Court Order through the Welfare system.
We operate under the auspices of the executive welfare council of the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa or AFM Church. (Previously known as uMephi). The AFM Welfare Council is one of South Africa’s most successful and long-standing welfare organisations with a proud history. It all started in 1938 when the first two orphans were left at the front door of Pastor Gerrie Wessels in Brixton. He took the initiative and the church started a Children’s Home. And the rest, as they say, is history
The house is owned by the AFM of South Africa in Edenvale (Impact Congregation) and was established as a satellite home of the U Mephi project in January 2002. Today known as the executive welfare council of the AFM church.
What we do
At Impact House we take care of a group of children with diverse needs, so we strive, not just to provide for the basic needs of the children in our care, but our goal is to establish a normal and loving family atmosphere irrespective of race, religion or gender.
We also aim to ensure that each child is effectively equipped with a solid education and necessary life skills, and is prepared to make informative decisions with regards to their future.
HOW WE DO IT
What it entails
The day to day running is in the very capable and experienced hands of 2 wonderful house parents, and a small team of other committee members.
There is a great responsibility to provide for each child in all the areas of their educational, sporting, and cultural needs.
Due to changes in legislation, we are forced to rely heavily on help from corporates and from the community in order to keep the project viable.