History

DoorOfHope_logoBerea Baptist Church is a small Mission Church established in the very heart of Johannesburg. In 1999, the Minister (Reverend Cheryl Allen), and deacons learned with deep distress that a high number of newly born infants were being abandoned. Cheryl realized that many of those desperate women and girls may well have acted differently had there been an alternative. The church made a hole in their wall and a ‘Baby Bin’ was installed allowing for mothers to leave their babies any time day or night. The moment a baby is placed, care workers on duty receive an electronic signal alerting them. The baby is taken in and the anonymity of the “donor” ensured. News spread and other babies have been brought personally by their mothers or have come through other means such as the police, community members, hospitals or clinics. By faith and reliance on God alone, and from small, humble beginnings, the ministry has grown and over 100 children’s lives are being saved every year.

Outside Door of Hope Children's Mission, photo by Paul Lynch

Outside Door of Hope Children’s Mission, photo by Paul Lynch

VISION

Saving the Lives of Abandoned, Unwanted Babies.

Door of Hope seeks to help meet the needs of abandoned, abused and orphaned children in South Africa, by providing loving and stable Christian environments, so that they may grow up to be people that have a positive effect in South Africa and the world.

OBJECTIVES

To receive any abandoned, failed abortion, abused and orphaned babies and children from any source in cooperation with other agencies.

To provide a temporary Christian home for all our babies and children whilst seeking a forever family, suitable long term foster care or other permanent care for each one.

FOCUS

To provide delightful baby homes – not institutions – where babies enjoy the loving care of Christian caregivers and volunteers until arrangements can be made for their adoption. We are affiliated with a Christian adoption agency (ABBA ADOPTIONS) that facilitates their adoptions both in South Africa and other parts of the world. Not all babies are adopted due to parental involvement, special needs, illness or death.

We aim at excellence in all things to bring glory to God. Consequently we have a reputation with civic and social authorities for providing a high standard of quality care and rendering superb service.

DATA

Door of Hope operates three baby homes that have been registered as “Child & Youth Care Center’s (C&YC), ad have been given the capacity to care for up to 119 babies & toddlers. Door of Hope is a registered Non-Profit Organization (009-149) and a Public Benefit Organization (Tax Exemption: 9208/629/15/5).

Over 95% percent of the children cared for are black.

Door of Hope is a faith-based organization that relies solely on donations and the generosity of others. Money and items donated to the Door of Hope goes directly towards the continuation of their work.

Contact

Website: Door of Hope

Phone: 011 432 2797

Email: info@doorofhope.co.za.