“African Havens” is a registered NPO, Section 18A PBO and a registered Charitable Trust serving some of the most vulnerable people in Johannesburg.
The African Havens bring “A Hope and a Future” to the vulnerable women and children, vulnerable youth and refugees of Johannesburg with sustainable change.
- Baby & Child Havens: 7 residential Joburg foster homes; 2 non-Joburg foster homes
- Malibongwe Mother and Child Project: a women’s empowerment initiative for mothers
- Transformation Vrededorp: an afternoon homework and sports programme in Vrededorp
- Home-Base: a residential home for young adults transitioning from institutions; 18-25 years
- Every Nation Biz (ENB): harnesses the skills of successful entrepreneurs to train, encourage and serve as a resource for those starting out.
Who makes all this possible?
Every Nation Church Joburg
The African Havens are the compassion and social ministry outreaches of Every Nation Church Joburg. Every Nation Joburg and its friends are the primary South African supporters to the African Havens. The majority of our volunteers are also members and friends of Every Nation Joburg.
Grace Covenant Church, Chantilly, Virginia
Grace Covenant Church of Chantilly Virginia, USA, a member of the Every Nation Family of Churches, sent Pastors David and Caroline Webb to work with Every Nation Joburg to develop the African Havens ministry in 2001. The church and its members are significant supporters of the African Havens. They sponsor major gift drives, including the 2010 drive for the purchase of the first Baby Haven and annual Christmas gifts for all the children.
Other Regular Donors and Supporters
- 88.1 “The Promise” Radio Station in Jacksonville, Florida
- First Presbyterian Church of Tequesta, Florida
- Paint and Powder Cosmetics (Suzanne and Doug Patterson, Owners) Chantilly, Virginia
- Covenant Community Church, Naples, Florida
- Orlando World Outreach Center
- RICE BOWLS of Spartanburg, South Carolina
- Southpoint Community Church, Jacksonville, Florida
- The Church at Acworth, Acworth, Georgia
- Every Nation Church North America
- Stepney Baptist Church, Monroe, Connecticut
A significant portion of African Havens’ funds come from private supporters who, for the sake of privacy are not named here, however, we are deeply grateful for their continual support.
African Havens started out as “The Alex Education Outreach” in 1995 and became “Masiphane Projects” in 1998. African Havens, through its numerous projects and initiatives, continues to provide a hope and a future to people all over Joburg.
An emphasis on residential care started when the first Baby Haven opened in 2003. A series of articles in the Johannesburg newspapers highlighted the large numbers of babies abandoned in local hospitals.
- 2003 — Baby & Child Havens
- 2007 — Malibongwe Mother and Child Project
- 2012 — Transformation Vrededorp
- 2014 — Home-Base
- 2015 — Every Nation Biz