Lerato House

Our Vision

We see whole and empowered girls who live in dignity and enjoy quality of life.

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.


  • 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
Account name: TLF Lerato House
Bank name: nedbank
Branch code: 160445
Account No.: 1101235640
International Transfers: NEDSZAJJ