Empowering People In Crisis


The main objective of the EPIC Foundation will be the management of various projects and initiatives aimed at assisting victims of rape and abuse, which will include women in shelters. Other ad hoc projects will also be undertaken to help people in crisis and support other charities.
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“When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion” - Ethiopian Proberb

Charities4Change is a charity networking initiative. We give organizations an opportunity to promote what they do in the community. The aim is also for all organizations to be open with regards to helping and supporting each other. It is only when we stand together and work together that we can have a bigger impact on our communities. Our aim is also to invite organization who can benefit charity organization to attend, these range from CSR representatives of large corporates to individuals who support charities, as well as the media.

Since we started we have had absolutely amazing organizations join and we have met the most amazing people doing the most incredible work out there.

We also have a WhatsApp group set up where any organization post requests for assistance, support, urgent needs, etc. There is tremendous benefit belonging to this group, with help, quite literally at your fingertips.


Cansa Care and support to cancer patients - CANSA RELAY
Contact: Penny Witstock
Email: penny@wesplastics.co.za
Tel: 083 264 2216
Website: www.relayforlife.org.za
Supporting Male survivors of sexual abuse
Contact: Martin
Email: martin@matrixmen.org
Tel: 078 457 4911
Website: www.matrixmen.org
Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services
We provide high quality specialist care to people whose conditions no longer responds to curative treatment from diagnosis to death. We aim to meet their physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs and ensure their families are supported both through and after this difficult time.
Contact: Tersia M Burger
Email: tersia@steppingstonehospice.co.za
Tel: 083 251 9605
Website: www.steppingstonehospice.co.za
Alexandra Kidz Clinic /No-69-15th avenue Alexandra
Alexandra kidz clinic deal with abused children giving couseling assessment after the case is opened and follow-up the cases at court shool talks aducating children about deferance of abuse parental skill traning and teachers and community at large in alexandra and alexandra is over populated with deferant cultures.
Contact: Elizabeth Mokoena
Email: elizabeth@wmaca.org
Tel: 011321-7614/5 or 0833150748
Website: www.wmaca.org
Team Zodwa/Meals on wheels/Adventure with a Purpose
Community projects/food gardens/treic4hunger (paramedic and firefighter for Jhb inner city)
Contact: Kim Williams
Email: kimwilliams@vodamail.co.za
Tel: 083 962 6707
Paballo ya Batho
Feeding and bringing hope to homeless people in Jhb CBD. Providing closes, Cv's, medical care, blanktets, etc
Contact: Ginny Marsden
Email: ginny@designsa.com
Tel: 082 922 9934
Marian Rose Foundation
Assist children who cannot afford specialised medial treatment.
Contact: Kay Ross
Email: admin@marianrosefoundation.org.za
Tel: 083 450 6075
VEP / HIV / elderly care and relief.
Contact: Marihet Infantino
Email: marihetinfo@amcare.org.za
Tel: 079 903 9660
Childline Gauteng provides an overnight emergency child protection service for children in life threatening circumstances at our Sunlight Safe House in the Inner City The 24 hour help line is a toll free service offers telephonic counselling, referrals, facilitation of child protection and support services for any needs pertaining to children. Childline Gauteng has 7 community based centres in the province, namely: Jhb’s Inner City, Soweto, Tembisa, Katlehong, Sebokeng, Diepsloot, and Orange Farm which offer counselling, education, training and child development programmes.
Contact: Jolene Delport
Email: jolened@childline.org.za
Tel: 011 645 2000
Website: www.childlinegauteng.co.za
Epic Foundation
Counselling and ILT.
Contact: Lizeth Kotze
Email: 27733973040@vodamail.co.za
Tel: 073 397 3040
Jacksonville Squatter Camp
Help with food, shacks, counselling , mattresses etc.
Contact: Tracey le Roux
Email: royalp.tracey@gmail.com
Stitches for Africa
Making and donating Sewing and knitted related items to people or other orginazations in need. Eg quilts, tracksuits, pillowcase dresses, babywear, beanies and so the list goes on.
Contact: Sheila van Dyk
Email: svandyk@live.co.za
Tel: 0829409961
Shalam means replacing or providing what is needed in order to make someone whole or complete, nothing missing, nothing broken…total completeness – SHALAM. This seems a big task but never impossible, because we are now not only building shacks, but starting skills development, counselling ( mindset change), and getting involved with a food kitchen at the camp who feeds approx. 200 children and elderly.
Contact: Tracey
Email: hazard3@telkomsa.net
Tel: 0829317452
TEARS Foundation
TEARS Foundation acts as an agent of Transformation of Education About Rape and Sexual abuse. TEARS assists those who have been affected by rape and abuse via a free SMS number *134*7355# which provides the user with three of the closest care centers to them. TEARS also runs an intervention services where survivors can be linked with easily accessible and affordable legal, medical and psychological resources. TEARS is also focused on empowering youth through education via the LifeBoard – a safe, fun and engaging board game that educates learners about rape and abuse.
Contact: Mara Glennie
Email: info@tears.co.za
Tel: 010 590 5920
Website: www.tears.co.za
The Grace Factory
We are a small NPO that tries our best to make a big difference. We collect new and used baby items and distribute these to children's homes in Gauteng and Port Elizabeth. We also make maternity packs for new mums in government hospitals and clinics, these serve as a starter pack for vulnerable, poverty stricken mums.
Contact: Alison Wright
Email: info@thegracefactory.co.za
Tel: 0829255557
Website: www.thegracefactory.co.za
House of Hadassah
HOH takes underprivileged young ladies, from Children’s Homes and Orphanages, who need and desire bridging support emotionally, financially and skills wise, into a household, once they have completed a school leaving certificate and have no visible means of support. We equip them with inner resources, life and job related skills to advance their options beyond the poverty circumstances they were given as children. We provide an environment which these young ladies could call a safe place from where they learn, grow and develop confidence to face their future and help them acquire job related skills making them marketable and launch them into their future with solid foundations and vision.
Contact: Lindsey Lefebure
Email: lindsey@turning-point.co.za
Tel: 0846036107
Website: www.houseofhadassah.org.za
Fill A Bag
Fill A Bag is a food outreach determined to eradicate hunger. Our aim is to restore Hope.
Contact: Jen or Mary Barnsley
Email: jen@gracegifts.co.za
Tel: 072 844 7498 / 082 5665 089
Website: www.facebook.com/Fill-A-Bag-1485948581704889/
Empowervate Trust
Empowervate is a youth development NPO that was registered in 2013. The flagship programme it runs, The Youth Citizens Action Programme, was born out of Afrika Tikkun, a well-established NGO, in 2008, initially as a youth dialogue. When the national youth programme, which works through the Department of Basic Education, grew too large to be housed under a community development organisation, Empowervate was born. Powered by Empowervate, The Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) is a competition-based programme that encourages learners from primary and secondary schools to identify challenges and create actions to solve or lessen the problems within their schools or communities.
Contact: Amanda Blankfield-Koseff
Email: amanda@empowervate.org
Tel: 0790808474
Website: www.empowervate.org
HospiceWits provides care, comfort and support to patients and families that are affected by life-threatening illnesses. We provide care to meet the physical needs of our patients and go beyond that to ensure that their emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs are met through our multi-disciplinary team. All patients are assured of the best quality of life, dignity and strength through our programme of home based Palliative Care and two in-patient units, one situated in Houghton and the other in Soweto.
Contact: Joy Ruwodo
Email: joyruwodo@hospicewits.co.za
Tel: (011) 483 9156 / 078 070 8105
Website: www.hospicewits.co.za
Dignity Dreams
Every time you donate to Dignity Dreams, you are helping us to achieve our 3 goals: 1) To empower our school girls. They deserve to enter womanhood with confidence and knowledge. We will continue to distribute our beautiful, feminine reusable sanitary towel packs to school girls in South Africa; SADC and Africa. Part of our promise is to disseminate information about Menstrual Health. 2) Enabling small business: Currently there are 18 previously disadvantaged and unemployed women and men who sew Dignity Dreams pads and bags. These women ‘own’ their businesses because we don’t set targets on the units they make, but we undertake to purchase all their stock. Strict quality control measures are in place. 3) Caring for our environment: Traditional sanitary towels and tampons are clogging up our landfills and polluting our environment. A cycle normally lasts for 5 days and most girls and women use 5 sanitary towels per day i.e. 5 towels x 5 days = 25 per month. This means that over a 5 year period 1 500 soiled towels will end up in landfills. Dignity Dreams packs will last for 5 years. According to Food & Tress for Africa survey, we only use 17 trees per year.
Contact: Sandra Millar
Email: sandra@dignitydreams.com
Tel: 082 555 4905
Website: www.dignitydreams.com
Ekupholeni Mental Health and Trauma Centre
Ekupholeni is a place of healing which strives to reach individuals, families, groups and in communities in distress and to engage them in a holistic process of healing, recovery and empowerment. The organization was founded in 1994 and has evolved to provide for the Katlehong, Thokoza and Vosloorus communities' changing needs. We focus on three main program areas: HIV/AIDS and Bereavement, Social Crime Prevention, and Gender-Based Violence. In terms of GBV we provide containment services from the Sinakakelwe Thuthuzela Care Center in Vosloorus and refer clients for ongoing individual and group counseling at our various clinics.
Contact: Sarah Flemmer
Email: ekufunding@icon.co.za
Tel: 011 648 9820
Afrika Tikkun
For the past 20 years, Afrika Tikkun has implemented development programmes to redress the inequities of apartheid and to help disadvantaged young people to be able to realise their inherent potential. Within the changing South African context our programmes have evolved reflecting the needs of our youth at each stage of their development from Cradle to Career.  Through our Cradle to Career model, we support children from infancy into adulthood and employment to ensure that they become the next generation of productive South African citizens.
Contact: Onyi Nwaneri :Head: Development, Marketing and Communications
Email: onyin@afrikatikkun.org
Tel: +27 11 325 5914 or +27 83 406 2444  
Website: www.afrikatikkun.org
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation
Supporting children with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders, and their families; improving early detection and facilitating effective treatment.
Contact: Adri Ludick
Email: adri.ludick@choc.org.za
Tel: 011-3261717
Website: www.choc.org.za
Africa Food for Thought (AFFT)
AFFT is a non-profit organization (NPO: 045/928), run largely by volunteers, and is essentially focused on equipping and supplying provide food security to children. Our aim is to help those who need it the most: the vulnerable and marginalized. We have been registered with SARS as a tax-exempt public benefit organisation in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act (PBO 930024731). Currently, about 98% of the children who benefit from our various programmes are black, though this is not a stipulation of whom we help. We currently support 14 school feeding projects, three community projects, 19 crèches and 148 orphaned and vulnerable (OVC) households where parents are incapacitated.
Contact: Claire Rosewarne
Email: admin@afft.org.za
Tel: 0114725727
Website: www.afft.org.za
Champion Fire Ministries
Is a christian organisation registered as as public benefit organsation, to reach out to the less priviledged youth in our community with the word of God and support them financially. We provide free practical entrepreneurship training and skills, mentoring and support our clients with a capital to start their business. We also host deprived orphans and provide them with food and clothing, unearth their potentials and raise champions from them.
Contact: Pastor Nelson Anoff or Pastor Uche Dibe
Email: chmpionfireminist@outlook.com
Tel: Pastor Nelson Anoff: 0632155493 Pastor Uche Dibe: 0745291243 / 0781803963
Website: championfireministries.yolasite.com
Ripple Reading
Ripple Reading supports and empowers children from the impoverished areas within Lanseria, Muldersdrift, Ruimsig, Cosmo City, Diepsloot and The Cradle, focussing on literacy and leadership development. Ripple Reading is a registered NPO and NPC with PBO status and, as more than 98% of the Ripple Reading beneficiaries are historically disadvantaged, donations receive 100% recognition for B-BBEE scorecard purposes.
Contact: Riana Robinson
Email: riana@ripplereading.co.za
Tel: 0824126896
Website: www.ripplereading.co.za
LifeLine Vaal Triangle
LifeLine Vaal aims to cultivate and grow emotional health in individuals and communities by preventing and healing emotional trauma and crisis through counselling, training and capacity building, engaging and mobilising communities. We have a Shelter for abused women and have staff at two Thuthuzela Care Centres - one-stop rape centres - in Vereeniging and Sasolburg.
Contact: Colleen Rogers
Email: colleen@lifelinevaal.co.za
Tel: 0164281740 or 0824012296
Website: www.lifelinevaal.co.za
Sunshine Centre Association
Sunshine Centre Association - centres in Craighall, Eldorado Park and Elsburg. Daycare facility for children with Disabilites - Physical, Intellectual and Developmental delays
Contact: Shannon O'Keefe & Ruth Phiri
Email: craighall@sunshine.org.za or ruth@sunshine.org.za
Tel: (011) 642 2005
Website: www.sunshine.org.za
The Team Zodwa Project
Making CSI work - CSI with a Purpose Founded by Adventurer/Paramedic Kim Williams to raise awareness / funds for sustainable community driven projects / vegetable gardens
Contact: Kim Williams
Email: teamzodwa@vodacom.co.za
Tel: 083 962 6707
Website: www.teamzodwa.co.za
Adventure with a Purpose!
Join Adventurer Kim Willams on an adventure to raise awarenss and funds for a cause.
Contact: Kim Williams
Email: kimwilliams@vodamail.co.za
Tel: 083 962 6707
Website: mountaingirl777.blogspot.com
Lawyers against Abuse (LvA)
Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is a nonprofit organisation that provides free legal services and psycho-social support to victims of domestic violence and sexual violence in Diepsloot. Through our work, LvA engages with state actors to ensure the law is applied effectively. LvA also engages with the community through workshops for learners, teachers, and community members around sexual violence. LvA also provides legal advise for victims of gender-based violence outside of Diepsloot via phone or email.
Contact: Lindsay Henson
Email: info@lva.org.za
Tel: 087 150 7235
Website: www.lva.org.za
The Character Company
The Character Company is a long term mentorship programme for young boys growing up with absent fathers - raising boys to be good men by instilling bibilical values through weekly MENtorship programmes, weekend family activities and camps.
Contact: Jaco van Schalkwyk
Email: ch@racter.co.za
Tel: 084 777 7114
Website: www.thecharactercompany.co.za
Alexandra Kidz Clinic 69 15th Avenue Alexandra SAPS
Clients are seen on an out-patient consultation basis. The Kidz Clinic process is structred to reduce fear and anxiety synonymous with abuse,and to promote healing. Staff at the Kidz Clinic conduct s thorough assessment of each child our social worker are testifying at cour on behalf of the .Psyco-social,trauma-and forensic assessment of a child victim.Trauma debriefing.Medical examination and treatment. completion of J88 form,to accompany Police docket.Assistance and therapy for Parents and care givers. Talks at Schools Daycare centres .
Contact: Elizabeth Mokoena
Email: elizabeth@wmaca.org
Tel: (011)321-7614/5 /083 315 0748
Website: www.wmaca.org.za
Refilwe Community Project
Refilwe Community Project seeks to provide the best possible care to children in order to break the cycle of poverty and to empower the parents & individuals to become sustainable: spiritually, socially, emotionally and materially.
Contact: Jay Strydom
Email: donorrelations@refilwe.org
Tel: 082 414 0656
Website: www.refilwe.org
BrainBoosters NPC
A resource an training social enterprise in the Early Childhood Development sector with various programmes that assist in cognitive stimulation of young children (birth - 9yrs)
Contact: Edward Phillips
Email: edwardp@brainboosters.co.za
Tel: 083 4450011
Website: www.brainboosters.co.za
Forgood is an online platform that connects people who want to make a difference to Causes that need their help. We create Social Citizens! Causes can regiter on our site to expose their Needs, and Users get to connect by donating goods or volunteering time
Contact: Nerissa Roberts
Email: contact@forgood.co.za
Tel: 0113252594
Website: www.forgood.co.za
Hotel Hope Ministries
Creating and running several small family style foster homes for orphaned and abandoned babies. Advocating for adoption and encouraging more South African families to adopt.
Providing young mothers facing unplanned pregnancies with counselling, guidance and practical support.
Helping Mothers and Fathers to help themselves by providing jobs and skill development opportunities through our fundraising and trading projects.
Contact: Oliver Quambusch
Email: oliver@hotelhopeministries.org
Tel: 073 809 3600
Website: www.hotelhopeministries.org
Hospital Painting Project
Hospital Painting Project paints murals in NGO, government institions such as hospitals, clinics and libraries.
Contact: Nicole Heiman
Email: NicoleHeiman@telkomsa.net
Tel: 084 284 6452
The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children
The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children (TTBC) assists children who are affected by abuse, by accompanying them on a holistic journey to healing.
TTBC’s mission is to minimise harm to children and their families when entering the child protection system by providing free medical examinations, treatment expertise, information, education and support in order to make their journey to healing a meaningful one.
Contact: Dalene Bishop
Email: daleneb@ttbc.org.za
Tel: 011 484 4554
Website: www.ttbc.org.za
Deliver has been running a youth leadership programme called NALEDI since 2010 – a version of this programme is run with Grade 10s and 11s in high schools, mostly in townships. Another version is used with those on learnerships and internships. We also develop educator competencies in high schools using the same NALEDI methodology. We also train people in organisations to be able to coach and mentor.
Contact: Charles Marriott
Email: charles@deliver.org.za
Tel: 073 505 4645
Website: www.deliver.org.za
Slovo Centre of Excellence
Service Providers of our “Fun with English” programmes, which include educational play. Resources of a Toy Library, and the BrainBoosters programme with products utilized in our programme. A new programme called the “Power of Ten”, which seeks to identify a quota of 10x beneficiaries of/in various categories to work with in the community, eg. Families, Teens, Mothers and children.
Contact: Lorraine Cockrell
Email: lorrainecockrell@neomail.co.za
Tel: 073 726 4602
SA Cares for Life
Changing the destiny of children. SA Cares for Life is an organization built on Christian values that creates models of care for children & families in need. We build walls of protection around children at risk.
Contact: Sanet Fagan
Email: sanet@sacares.co.za
Tel: 060 997 5257
Website: www.sacares.net
Rare Diseases South Africa
Rare Diseases South Africa is a registered Non-Profit Organization assisting all patients affected by rare diseases to access life-saving treatment and supportive care for improved quality of life.
Contact: Kelly du Plessis
Email: info@rarediseases.co.za
Tel: 072 623 6763
Website: www.rarediseases.co.za
Nambikkai Foundation
The Nambikkai Foundation was formed in 2015 with the aim of alleviating hunger in South Africa. A large percentage of the population in South Africa are living below the poverty line. Every day is a struggle, filled with uncertainty of where and when their next meal would come from, for themselves or their children. Nambikkai Foundation is an accredited public benefit organization and non-profit organization and is wholly dependent on donor funding. We at Nambikkai Foundation offer assistance to those in need, to inspire, to offer positive motivation towards a stronger community and to build a better tomorrow.
Contact: Karen Siolal
Email: karen@nambikkai.org.za
Tel: 073 885 6540
Website: www.nambikkai.org.za
Afrika Tikkun NPC
Developing Young People from Cradle to Career.
Contact: Ms Onyi Nwaneri
Email: onyin@afrikatikkun.org
Tel: 083 406 2444
Website: www.afrikatikkun.org
TLC Children's Home
The Love of Christ Children's Home is a family run NPO in the south of Johannesburg. It was established by the Jarvis family in the early 1990's to meet the serious need for quality childcare for abandoned children in South Africa. At TLC we work hard to provide the very best care possible to all the children in our care before finding them permanent "forever families".
Contact: Faith Abrahams
Email: info@tlc.org.za
Tel: 083 382 0678
Website: www.tlc.org.za
Kids Haven
We are a registered child and youth care centre with a special focus on the care and protection of children with street connections and other very vulnerable children. Ranging in age from 6 – 21, Kids Haven provides full residential care to between 170 and 180 children every month with other beneficiaries in our precare and aftercare programmes. Our goal is to rehabilitate and reintegrate our children back into communities where they can continue to be the best that they can be.
The Centre is based in Benoni with a Donation Centre in Bryanston.
Contact: Susan Daly
Email: sued@kidshaven.co.za
Tel: 011 706 7959
Website: www.kidshaven.org.za
Lifeworks Forum
Lifeworks Forum is not a church or religious organisation, but a Christian lead NPO established in 2013 and has become one of the organisations that are making a difference in shaping the future of South Africans in the private and public sector by showcasing and focusing our solutions to the reconstruction of families through initiatives that speak to the South African NDP - National Development Plan.
Contact: Caesar
Email: info@lifeworksforum.co.za
Tel: 011 028 3805
Website: www.lifeworksforum.co.za
Champions for Change
Champions for Change is a registered NPC and PBO established in2014 for the following sole object:
i. To support victims of traumatic domestic violence, rape or abuse, in support of, and partnership with SAPS Victim Support & Empowerment Programmes, and with other NPOs.
ii. To build resilience and a survivor mind-set that can enable our clients to re-immerse themselves into their society and community with dignity and self-confidence.
iii. To train Carers and Educators of children in Child protection and Safeguarding best practice, to proactively mitigate risk to children’s safety and well-being.

To this purpose, they opened C4C Woman’s Centre in June 2015 to start up rape and domestic violence support groups. This is a Community initiative whereby healing therapy is carried out through art and craft. We need to teach our people not to hold on to their victimhood, but to use this as a learning curve to put them back on the track, and build a survivor mentality to replace our current culture of entitlement and victimhood.
We can train people to take back their lives and work to take back their communities and their families.
Contact: Gwendoline Pretorius
Email: g.pretorius@champ4change.org
Tel: 083 381 8707
Website: www.champ4change.org
Topsy is a non-profit organization with the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to thrive, regardless of where they come from. We work to break the cycle of poverty and empower rural communities in Mpumalanga South Africa through education, food security, health services and emotional support to women and children.
Contact: Sarah du Toit - Development Manager
Email: Sarah.dutoit@ogilvy.co.za
Tel: 011 709 6678
Website: www.topsy.org.za
Connecting4Good is a South African, Section 18 Registered NPC. We aim to provide exposure and support to both registered and non-registered NPO’s. Founded in 2016, Connecting4Good is a New-Generation NPC, focusing on building strong, mutually benefiting and sustainable partnerships between the corporates, NPO’s, Civil Society organisations, individuals and government.
Contact: Lana Roy - Managing Director
Email: Lana@connecting4Good.co.za
Tel: 0823761377
Website: www.connecting4good.co.za
Johannesburg Dream Center
Jhb Dream Center is a non-profit company aimed at poverty alleviation by means of immediate relief projects, empowering adults to find meaningful employment as well as inspiring the youth to stay in school and follow their dream career paths. We also run a monthly grocery and children's project where we provide educational games and lunch to children growing up in poverty. Our seasonal projects are Christmas shoe boxes, stationery for children in need as well as helping low-cost day care centres.
Contact: Alicia Swanepoel
Email: info@johannesburgdreamcenter.org
Tel: 081 402 8576
Website: www.johannesburgdreamcenter.org
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