Baby Haven

Baby Haven serves the abandoned and orphaned babies of Johannesburg, many of them the healthy children of HIV+ parents, by providing a home, a loving environment, and the hands of Christ to touch, nurture and bring wholeness of body and soul.




The Baby Havens serve the abandoned and orphaned babies of Johannesburg, many of them the healthy children of HIV+ parents, by providing a home, a loving environment, and the hands of Christ to touch, nurture and bring wholeness to body and soul. “Since 2003, Baby Havens have been a place of safety for hundreds of children and most of these have been placed for adoption. In a continent overburdened with an orphan crisis, Baby Havens are part of the answer! Baby Havens serve as the link between the babies and their adoptive “forever families.”


Baby Havens started in 2003 after a series of articles published in the Johannesburg newspapers highlighted the large numbers of babies that had been abandoned in local hospitals. Many mothers who went to hospital to give birth learned of their HIV+ status and simply left the hospital without their baby. Other babies were found abandoned in rubbish bins, in fields and public places, and taken to hospital. Poverty and hopelessness combined to destroy many mother/child relationships. His People Johannesburg Pastors David and Caroline Webb responded by opening the first Baby Haven. The second Baby Haven opened in 2011 and the third is opening in 2015.


Baby Havens are a ministry of two churches in the Every Nation family of churches. In South Africa, Baby Havens’ primary sponsor is His People Christian Church Johannesburg. In the United States, the Baby Havens are sponsored by Grace Covenant Church of Northern Virginia.
Baby Havens operate in South Africa as projects of the Community Development Program Trust, a South African registered charitable trust, and is subject to the rules and regulations of South African non-profit organizations. Its Trustees are Simon Lerefolo, Roger Peace, Priscilla Moodley, and David and Caroline Webb. The CDPT is a registered NPO and Public Benefits Organization.



Volunteer

We welcome volunteers from all nations to serve at the Baby Havens. A minimum of thirty days commitment is required. A love for children and a desire to serve are a must! Interested applicants should contact us at havensvolunteer@gmail.com for an application and more information.

Give

South African Transfers
Transfer your Gift to
African Havens
Nedbank - Rosebank Mall
Branch 197705
Account No. 1015 98 2778

Credit Card
(credit card - for a U.S. tax receipt)
Go to gracecov.org and click “Giving”
Click on ACS logo at page bottom
Create a password and you are set to give!
Choose “Acct 575 – Webb Support” to make a gift to the Webbs or “Acct 580 – Havens” to contribute to the Havens’ direct costs.
payment-methods

Check
(for a U.S. tax receipt)
Make your check payable to GRACE COVENANT CHURCH, indicate “Webb” or “Havens” in the Memo, and mail to GCC / 4600 Brookfield Corporate Dr / Chantilly, VA 20151
Paypay donation
(credit card - South African tax cert. available)
Go to africanhavens.org. Click “Donate”
U.S. tax receipts are NOT given for these gifts.

Int'l Wire
(South African tax cert. available)
Account: African Havens
Nedbank - Rosebank Mall Branch Code 197705
Account No. 101-598-4339
Swift Number NEDSZAJJ
U.S. tax receipts are NOT given for wire transfers.



Baby Havens are projects of the Community Development Program Trust
Trust No. IT 4129/00 NPO 052049 PBO 930022212


OUR STORIES

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  • Rachel's Story
    Posted by : Baby Havens

    Rachel was born in 2005 at a provincial hospital on the West Rand, weighing 2.2 kg. Her birth mother was HIV+, and already had another child. She was unemployed and unable to care for another baby [...]

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  • Grace's Story
    Posted by : Baby Havens

    Who knows what desperation causes a mother to abandon her baby? On the first day of September 2003, the first day of South African Spring, a little girl was born and left in a dustbin across the street from a rural clinic outside Johannesburg. This was a telling detail: her location ensured her discovery and her survival [...]

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  • Thandi's Story
    Posted by : Baby Havens

    Thandi was born just before Christmas 2004 at a poor government hospital outside of Johannesburg. In February, David was looking at an empty bed in Baby Haven and thought, “there is a baby out there who is supposed to be here with us.” [...]

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  • Starting a Haven
    Posted by : David Webb

    When I was a single man, people would ask how many children I wanted and I would say “twelve.” I later discovered that there was another member of our local church who would give the same response when asked how many children she wanted [...]


Operations Manager
Candace Sutton – africanhavens@gmail.com
Baby Havens Director
Caroline Webb – caroline@hispeoplejoburg.org
NPO Director
David Webb – davidwebb@mweb.co.za

CONTACT US
info@babyhaven.org

Tel: 011 678 3973
Cel: 076 731 7248
Fax: 011 678 3973

PREFERRED MAILING ADDRESS:

PO Box 44912
Linden 2104
SOUTH AFRICA

OFFICE PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

150 Bagley Terrace
Valeriedene 2195
SOUTH AFRICA



Africa Havens

OUR PARTNERS
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