Lerato House was established in 1998 to provide a transitional residential facility for young girls at-risk in the city centre. We seek to restore and empower young girls to take up their rightful place in society, or within their families.
The programmes include:
- outreach services
- two drop-in centres (one in the City Centre and the other in Leyds Street)
- Rebokamoso baby care centre
- Lerato House shelter
- Tswelelang foster home
- a second phase independent living facility
The outreach and drop-in centre serve girls and young women aged between 11 and 25 years. Rebokamoso caters for vulnerable babies aged between 0-3 years during the day.
At Lerato House, 70 young girls per year are supported to become re-integrated into society. This programme includes a transitional residential programme, family re-integration services, education and training support, individual counselling, life planning, and therapy. Tswelelang foster home serves a maximum of 10 children who cannot be immediately re-integrated with their families and offers a home to these girls.
SERVICES / PROJECTS
- outreach programmes
- drop-in centres
- transitional and residential accommodation
- educational support
- family re-integration
- social and emotional empowerment advocacy and lobbying against human trafficking
- baby care services