Child and Youth Care Centre

Umephi Children and Youth Care Centers

Charisma Church has been running two centers registered under Umephi for more than 12 years, namely:

Thandi JSS (for babies from birth to 2 years)

Charis JSS (for children from 3 years to 18 years old)


Function and Goal :

  • Homes care for traumatised children who have been removed from their family circumstances due to physical/sexual abuse, neglect or rejection.
  • Homes receive their funds from a state subsidie and donations. The homes are reliant on these funds for the day to day management.
  • Homes are managed by Houseparents (or Youth Careworkers) who reside at the homes with the children

Thandi JSS:

  • House mom is Stienie Oberholzer
    Currently there are 12 babies.
    Also has an assistant and 6 caregivers who help with the baby’s care
  • 98 Oak Street, Northmead, Benoni. Tel Nr. 011 – 849 425 6353.

Charis JSS:

  • House mom is Nicolien Reichel
    Currently there are 9 children.
    Has a homeworker who helps with the daily care of the house.
  • 20 Stokroos Street, Northmead, Benoni. Tel Nr. 011 – 849 4590.

Get involved

Pray for our homes’ children, house parents, workers, volunteers, donors and finances.
Become a donor, financial or basic needs such as food, clothing, toiletries, cloths, milk, products, etc.
Become a volunteer or relayer (candidates must complete documentation and go through a selection process).
Become a weekend / holiday parent for Charis (candidates must complete documentation and go through a selection process).
Offer your professional services.

Tel: 011 849 7824/1016
Fax: 011 849 8383