Advancing the Rights & Potential of Children

James House was established in 1986, initially as a feeding project for poor and vulnerable children in Hout Bay, Cape Town. James is the name of the first child helped and the organisation was aptly named after him.

Today, James House is recognised for child protection services and care and development programmes. This work is implemented in the urban townships of Hout Bay and the rural communities of Matzikama (300 km from Cape Town).

Our Vision

Our Vision is for a society where all children can be children, living free from violence, neglect and any form of abuse; where all children can be educated and developed to realise their future potential.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to advance the rights and potential of children by delivering relevant services and programmes in the immediate environment (home, school & community) of the child, and working in solidarity with community groups to drive broader social change.


Education & Development

Where we create and facilitate spaces for children to be children, to be supported to progress in school and develop their potential.

Community Engagement

Where we work with community groups, networks and stakeholders to influence attitudes, behaviours and practices.

Families Support

Where we support parents/guardians to strengthen the family and improve household living conditions.

Funding Partners

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Contact Details

Tel: 021 790 5616


6 Riverside Terrace, Hout Bay PO Box 26703 Hout Bay, 7872

NPO: 009-677

PBO: 130003142