To provide a safe and loving temporary home to abused, abandoned and neglected children. Furthermore, to feed, clothe and attend to any medical requirements that are needed and introduce them to a family structure thus preparing them for the future.
Miracle Kidz Safe House is a place where vulnerable children can find safety, hope and love. A core team of 5 people dedicate their lives to these precious children. The Founder, Elsie Du Plessis, her partner Thomas Bloem assisted by caregivers Kelly, Judy and Gina. The house is not only a safe house for children. It is far more…. The broader community identify themselves with the house. Even the schools around use it as an outreach program for their students.
How It All Started
It has always been my dream and desire to care for abandoned babies. I knew that one day I would care for little ones.
It all started in 1997 when a mom gave her very tiny 2 month old baby for us to care. The baby was placed in safe care with us for 2 months; thereafter he was placed in foster care with family.
A few years later we were approached again to take a child in safe care.
Then in 2004, we become foster parents to a little girl (who at the time was 18 months old), and a year later to a boy (then 5 months old).
In 2006 we decided to become full time safe care parents to help more children at a time in need of a safe place to stay and someone to care for them.
Thereafter we have cared for many babies and toddlers, who have been placed in foster care with other families. Some of them went back to their own families.
There is a great need for safe houses and people willing to care for these children. We are delivering a service to the community that makes a big difference in small people’s lives.Our safe house is not an institution where children live and are fed, cleaned etc – we have a homely atmosphere, we do not only see to it that they are fed and clothed, but also provide a loving temporary home to them. We tend to their illnesses, broken hearts and spirits.