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Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global Coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who's been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery. And we're truly inspired by the selfless healthcare workers around the world and in South Africa, who are on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need.
We would however like to take this opportunity to inform you that as part of the Contingency plan JCW, will be heeding the call of the President. However, please note that many of the staff will be working remotely at home and all staff are expected to be on standby as we are still part of essential services.
JCW will be suspending all social work services. We will be suspending all walk in services at the Head office, at 41 Fox Street Johannesburg. However, JCW will be operating an emergency standby telephonic and social media services to the public. The emergency telephonic service will be manned by our managers who will be assisted by an emergency response team which will only deal with absolute emergencies.
The Residential services at Othandweni and Princess Alice Adoption Homes will continue as usual. (NO VOLUNTEERS) as special measures have been put in place to ensure that our residential staff are able to access their workplace during this period of lock down.
Our vision is of a society where children can grow up strong, safe, healthy and happy, where parents and caregivers can create the best possible family setting, so that no child suffers.
With the help of caring and generous supporters, Jo’burg Child Welfare has played a pivotal role in child care and protection strategies across the country. Nationally we advise on legislation to protect children, and through advocacy work we ensure children have a voice to influence services which affect them.
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Jo'burg Child Welfare
Jo'burg Child Welfare (JCW) is a non-profit organisation (NPO) founded in 1909. We provide a range of direct services to abused, abandoned, neglected, orphaned and vulnerable children