Hermanus Child And Family Services

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Hermanus Child & Family Services (previously known as Child Welfare Hermanus) is a child protection organisation based in Hermanus focusing on providing social and developmental services to children and their families. A team of volunteer board members and qualified social workers work in demarcated service areas which include Mount Pleasant, Zwelihle, Hermanus, Hemel-en-Aarde Estate, Sandbaai, Onrus, Vermont, Paradise Park and Hawston. Added to these essential community services are three crèches and foster houses where vulnerable children of all ages receive care and nourishment. Hermanus Child & Family Services is a non-profit organization and relies heavily on donations from the public.

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Hermanus Child Welfare was established in 1944 and was later renamed Hermanus Child & Family Services.

Volunteer board members and a team of qualified social workers work together to implement vital work needed most in the community. 



Hermanus Child & Family Services offers essential community services that include:

Prevention Services

Promoting family values and ethics, parenting training, father / child relationship training and counselling are offered to families. Added to this are school awareness campaigns where children are empowered by teaching them their rights.

Early Intervention Services

Assisting families to resolve and rebuild their family unit with the main focus being on the best interests of the child. As a last resort, this could include relocating the child into a foster programme.

Reintegration Programs

Implementing, managing and monitoring the child's reintegration with their family on behalf of the state. 

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development 


Hermanus Child & Family Services have three crèches that cater to the needs of over 150 children between the ages of three and six in Mount Pleasant and Hawston. Crèche care includes:

  • Provision of a daily meal
  • Supervision by qualified carers
  • Tutoring by qualified teachers
Foster Care / Alternative Placements

Foster Care / Alternative Placements 

Hermanus Child & Family Services has three foster houses in the community, each with its own house mother and supporting staff. Each house accommodates six children who receive a safe and stable environment where they have a home environment and attend school.

Where absolutely necessary, children are sometimes placed in a pre-arranged and approved private home environment where they receive foster care. Wherever possible this is usually with family members. 



Hermanus Child & Family Services serve the community 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for any child-related abuse or emergency.

Call the office from 9:00 to 16:00 Mondays to Fridays or the emergency number after hours and on weekends.

Emergency Numbers

Police: 028 313 8500 / 10111
Child Welfare: 028 313 0830
Red Cross Depot: 028 312 1851
Crime Stop: 08600 10111
CMC Private Ambulance:  066 222 7219
Private Hospital: 028 313 0168
Provincial Hosptial: 028 312 1166
Ambulance: 10177
Private Ambulance:  076 585 0899
Fire Department: 028 313 8980
Fire Department Emergency Line: 028 312 2400
Fire Brigade: 028 312 2400
Fire Brigade (After Hours): 028 313 0300
Traffic Department: 028 313 8167


Hermanus Child & Family Services rely heavily on the public and donations are hugely appreciated. A little can go a long way in helping a child in need so no gesture is considered too small.

Bank Details

ABSA Hermanus 
Branch code: 632005
Current account number: 4095987095
Alternatively, please use this PayFast link to make an online donation:




Hermanus Child & Family Services strive to be as self-sustaining and raise funds by hosting regular fundraising events. 

Details of these events are shared on social media platforms and in the press.



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