“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” Martin Luther King
Rainbow of Hope, lovingly known as Rainbow House, operates as a place of safety for vulnerable children in Cape Town, South Africa. The home was established in October 2007, and since then has obtained its NPO (Non-Profit Organisation) and PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) status.
As a safe home, Rainbow House is a sanctuary where neglected, vulnerable children receive physical, emotional and educational support and care.
The name Rainbow of Hope was chosen for the proverbial “pot of gold” at the end of the Rainbow as we believe that no child crosses the threshold of Rainbow of Hope by chance. Their paths are ordained to enter our lives by a power greater than us! Here at Rainbow of Hope they are offered the opportunity for a future they would otherwise never have known. We were called to serve those who have no voice. Rainbow of Hope, a hope for the hopeless, to be part of that is PRICELESS!
Despite being a care home we believe strongly that “God helps those who help themselves.” Eziah 9:10 We foster a resourceful attitude in our children and our home. We manage a second hand store to pay for water and electricity and we are always thinking of new and unique ways to create opportunities, raise funds, partner with other organisations and maintain our network of valuable supporters.
The home provides training to staff and volunteers who care for the children’s needs. For those prospective parents who are considering fostering or adopting, Rainbow House provides workshops in conjunction with other NGO’s (Non-Government Organisation) in order to prepare and equip them with the skills and understanding required to care and support the child once they leave the house.
Currently the facility can provide care for up to 12 children who are primarily cared for by General Director, Alison Alexander. The range of facilities available to the children are well utilised – occupational therapy, medical care, psychological support from qualified practitioners as well as healthy exercise, musical stimulation and art therapy are among the wide range of resources available to ensure the downward spiral is curbed and reversed.
We’ve been awarded Children’s NPO of the Year 2021!