St. Joseph's Home for Children

St. Joseph's Home is a South African Intermediate Healthcare Facility, providing post-acute care, chronic care, palliative care and respite care to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Learn more by visiting: Joseph’s Home is an intermediate paediatric care facility for children with life limiting and life threatening illness, situated in Montana, Cape Town, South Africa. Most of our children come from informal settlements where clean water, electricity, sanitation and nutritious food are in short supply. Together with the parents/family/caregivers we rehabilitate children who have life threatening conditions and facilitate the child’s healing process.

Operating as usual


St Joseph's was excited to welcome ENAs Magdeline Fick and Janine Stoffels to our family this week.

They form part of our holistic and multi-discipline care teams that help over 500 kids a year recover from life-limiting health conditions.

Stellenberg Gardens Virtual Tour 20/04/2022

Stellenberg Gardens Virtual Tour

We never tire of watching the gorgeous garden tour video of Sandy and Andrew Ovenstone's Stellenberg Gardens! - an annual event of which St Joseph's has been the beneficiary since 2015.

Through their generosity, and that of their friends, family and wider network the virtual tour continues to raise funds to enable us to care for 500+ children a year.

Thank you Sandy and Andrew for sharing your botanical legacy and being our champions - and Babylonstoren for donating to St Joseph's after a visit to the legendary beauty!

Stellenberg Gardens Virtual Tour Since 2015, Stellenberg Gardens in Cape Town has held Open Weekends in aid of St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children, a paediatric care facility givin...

Home - MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet 12/04/2022

Home - MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet

Link your Woolies and MySchool card to St Joseph's Home as a beneficiary and both you and us stand a chance to win a share of over R600 000 cash!

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Did you know that dance and creative movement is one of the easiest ways to get your daily exercise in?

On April 6th we celebrated World Day for Physical Activity with St Joseph's Therapy Department to not only have fun and challenge each other as a team, but to recognise the important role that daily movement plays in long-term health and well-being. Congratulations Devonne for winning the challenge!


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Quarter 1 newsletter: 2022 has been good to us so far! Read all the exciting news here:

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Why should we learn to love one another? Find out more here -


We observe World TB Day each year to raise awareness on the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. It still remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers. The theme of World TB Day this year is, 'Invest to End TB. Save Lives.' It conveys the need to invest in much-needed resources that will ramp up the fight against TB all around the world.

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There's something special about giving back. And we could use your help! Click the link to donate or email us at [email protected] for more information on how you can support us.

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Human Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with 21 March 1960, and the events of Sharpeville and the protest against Pass laws. This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights. It became an iconic date in our country’s history that today we commemorate as Human Rights Day as a reminder of our rights and the cost paid for our treasured human rights.

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As we enter the third week of Lent, we focus on having hope during this special period. Read more here -

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Today we celebrate World Social Work Day! The theme for this year is ´Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind´. It presents a vision to create new global values, policies and practices that develop trust, security and confidence for all people. We salute our very own Social Work team and all those who strive to uphold these values.

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We were blown away by this wonderful donation from Cape Linen worth over R70 000. Thank you so much for these much-needed linen items, our housekeeping supervisor is smiling from ear to ear! If you would like to make a donation simply click the link or email us at [email protected]

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Stanley Adams is certainly the king of the St Joseph's castle - read more about our much-loved allrounder here

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We've got news for you! For miracle patient stories, volunteer information and more on how you can help, click the link to sign up >>

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Lent 2022: Use the next 40 days as a time to grow your faith, read more here -

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lenten season and we must celebrate it by giving time to the one who sacrifices himself for all of us.


With the Lenten season upon us, it's time to really think about what your intentions are for the next 40 days. Need help getting started? Read more here >

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Donate today and qualify for a tax benefit! Read more here

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It pays to be kind and understanding. Take some time to show someone just how much you care with a random act of kindness today - no matter how big or small.

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All contributions to St Joseph's Home are eligible for tax deductions under Section 18A of the Income Tax Act. Once you have donated, we will supply you with a Section 18A certificate (tax relief certificate). Please note that donations need to be made and reflect by 28 February, to receive a benefit in this tax year. To donate, visit

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International Childhood Cancer Day is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children with cancer, the survivors and their families. Wear your gold ribbon today to show your support. To learn more about what we do and to donate, visit

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It's Valentine’s Day and our staff members were treated to some delicious chocolates by the nursing department. How wonderful!


On Talking Point tomorrow , just after 7:15am we chat to Melissa Ndlovu, Content Marketer from St. Joseph's Home for Children about their Campaign. visit

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Holistic care is at the heart of giving medically fragile a second chance at childhood. Keep Them Smiling by helping us reach our R300 000 target so we can stock up on much-needed summer supplies for our children. Visit to support today


We share the beautiful story of two boys who found friendship and comfort while in palliative care. Read Ethan & Milano's story here:


St. Joseph's Home for Children

We were visited by a former patient, Mzuvukile Dayeni, who came to show us his matric certificate. Well done on this wonderful achievement, we are so proud! Mzuvukile is also gearing up to study towards a Travel & Tourism qualification this year. Good luck!

St. Joseph's Home for Children St. Joseph's Home is a South African Intermediate Healthcare Facility, providing post-acute care, chronic care, palliative care and respite care to children with life-threatening illnesses. Learn more by visiting:

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Our Summer Campaign is still in full swing and we have loads of sunny days still ahead of us. Click the link to donate today and help us reach our R300 000 target


Edwina Wakefield and her good friend popped by to donate some summer supplies for our children. Thanks to you both for this fantastic donation. If you'd like to do the same, click the link to donate

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We've got feel-good stories to keep you company. Click the link to sign up to our mailers today,


Old Mutual Limited donated some cute bears to include in our welcome packs for children who are admitted to St Joseph’s Home. Thank you for this kind gesture.

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WE'RE HIRING! If you're a qualified registered nurse, enrolled nurse or enrolled nursing assistant with a great work ethic and a passion for children, we want to hear from you! Click the link for more info on how to apply

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40 Pallotti Road

General information

Our 175-bed hospital and 138 staff give the best health care to more than 500 ill children each year. Over the past 83 years, we have cared for more than 23 000 children. We are driven to reduce inequality in children’s health and wellbeing and believe that compassion is the most potent form of care .

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:30
Thursday 07:00 - 16:30
Friday 07:00 - 16:30
Saturday 07:00 - 16:30
Sunday 07:00 - 16:30