The Herberg Children’s Home was established after the Big Flu epidemic of 1918. These flu orphans were first cared for in an ordinary home. The Herberg Children’s Home was registered in 1919 and the children were homed in a building known today as the Old Herberg flats. The current Herberg Children’s Home buildings were first occupied during 1980.
The Herberg Children’s Home is registered to care for 122 boys and girls who are cared for in various housing units. Up to fifteen children between the ages of 6 to 18 are cared for in these housing units. The pre-school section accommodates babies and toddlers until they are about six years old.
The Children’s Home offers a home to children who are deemed vulnerable by the Children’s Court. Reasons for admission vary from children being orphaned, neglect, abandonment, or physical and sexual abuse.
Based on Christian values, the Herberg Children’s Home offers an all-encompassing residential care and developmental programme for vulnerable children to reach their potential and to develop life skills. We provide this service through well trained personnel and committed volunteers, with the support of the community and other role players.
We live and follow the values of commitment to serve, justice, excellence, stewardship, and accountability.