“The love of God compels the Greytown Child & Youth Care Centre to live and work for healthy children in a healthy community.”
- To provide physical-, psychological-, cultural-, educational- and spiritual care for needy children who have been legally removed from their homes by the Children’s Court of South Africa under the Childcare Act 35 of 2005.
- To prepare the children in our care for possible reunification with their parents, or foster placement, as well as for adult life.
- To care for them and educate them
- To serve and help our broader communities according to our ability.
- Improvement of living and working conditions, as well as the environment, for children and staff by extension of services rendered, maintenance and renovation of existing buildings and maintaining maximum security for children and staff.
- Implementation and maintenance of cost reducing exercises through improved methods of operating and meticulous financial control.
Environmental Awareness – not only do we recycle all our own plastic, paper, white paper and tin but we also have bins at the local schools ,businesses and churches where we collect the recycling. We have a recycling area where residents of Greytown are encouraged to bring their recycling.
At Greytown Child & Youth Care Centre we offer our children all possible opportunities to:-
- make peace with the past,
- develop their self-esteem,
- be a child that can enjoy being a child,
- obtain a school education, partake and excel in different sport disciplines
- focus on their future.
Although the Centre receives a monthly government grant (subsidy) per child in our care, the grant only covers about 70% of the actual operational (running) cost expenditure.(Please keep in mind that our Home, as well as all other non-governmental children’s homes, renders a service to needy children – a service that should be rendered or at least funded in total by government). The situation is however that government’s responsibility towards rendering social welfare services to the elderly, disabled and children is increasing by the day. It is therefore highly unlikely that the subsidy will increase dramatically in the near future. Whilst the subsidy only covers 70% of the total annual operational costs of the Home, it must be mentioned that government as a rule does not fund any capital expenditure.