Motivated by the plight of neglect, abandonment and desperation of children and abused mothers in their community, Huis Ebenhaeser was founded in 1981 by Johnny and Soekie Thomas converting their home into a refuge and safe haven.

Huis Ebenhaeser was formed as a faith-based non profit organization to provide a safe and stable home for children who have been neglected, abandoned, abused or caught up in family turmoil.

Today, Huis Ebenhaeser does more than just house these children.  We ensure that they get good medical care, nourishing food, proper clothes, and an education.  We give them counseling, lots of love, attention, and a positive lifestyle.  But the most important thing we give them is hope.   

Huis Ebenhaeser is located in Daspoort Pretoria North.



Huis Ebenhaeser is a registered non profit organization operating under its own charter and with a Board of Directors.

Art.21 Mpy. Sec.21 Co. Reg.nr: 2007/028200/08

N.P.O. Reg.nr.062-069-NPO

PBO No.930026021   



Our mission at Huis Ebenhaeser is to take care of every child as if they are our own, and every effort is made to create a stable atmosphere so that the children can enjoy a life that is as close to normal as possible.

The children at the Huis Ebenhaeser are provided with three meals every day, a schedule of medical and dental appointments, and a safe, comfortable and warm home environment. 

We want children to be able to grow in a nurturing environment and know that they are cared for in every possible way.