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Hands of Compassion is a Christian Community based in Johannesburg. It was founded in February 1987 by Ps Alan and Ps Xana McCauley.  The emphasis is on Recovery, Restoration and Reconciliation.

James 2:17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. 


We are funded mainly through donations.


HOC is a registered non-profit and public benefit organization (Reg. No. 000-273NPO)


"What makes Hands of Compassion today was birthed years ago from a desire we had to do something about the poverty, injustice and need we saw around us. We may not be able to change the whole world, but we can make a difference in OUR world – in the community in which we live. We hope to inspire and challenge you to do God’s will."

 - Ps Alan & Ps Xana

Community living is about discipleship. Up to 120 residents experience life at all levels and learn to accept one another.

We share daily duties and meals, pray, study the Bible and work together; we are on a journey of recovery and restoration whereby we learn to accept one another and aim at conforming to the image of Christ. 

Some of us come to serve in a real and practical way, and others, who have been broken and rejected by society, come to be restored. 


May God bless you with DISCOMFORT
at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships
so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with ANGER
at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people
so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with TEARS
to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war
so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with enough FOOLISHNESS
to believe that you can make a difference in the world
so that you can do what others claim cannot be done
to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.





Debit Order


Your support of HOC via a debit order helps us plan more effectively and use your donation more efficiently.  No matter how small, your donation is important to us.  Thank you for trusting us with your gift.


Kindly download the Debit Order form, fill it in and email it to 




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Banking Details

Hands of Compassion

Bank: Standard Bank

Name of Account: Hands of Compassion
Account No: 023150211
Branch code: 018005
Branch: Randburg


Would you like to claim back some of your donation?


Hands of Compassion is a Public Benefit Organisation.  We can issue Section 18 (A) tax receipts,

which entitle you to a substantial rebate on your donations! 


Contact Ps Alan McCauley +27 (0)11 796 4069 |



Donations in kind


Food, furniture, cutlery and crockery, single bed fitted sheets, duvet covers, bath towels and face cloths, clothes (as well as underwear, socks, jerseys),  stationery (school and office), toiletries, baby clothes and baby toiletries are greatly appreciated.





If you would like to volunteer in our projects, please download the Volunteer Form and email it to​

Give and it shall be given to you … For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. (Luke 6:38)



Hands of Compassion


Telephone: +27 (0)11 796 4069 | +27 (0)11 100 2992

Rhema Recovery Programme:

New Mothers Project:

HOC Children's Home: OR

Poverty Alleviation:

Chefs Programme:

The Neighbourhood:

HOC Depot at Rhema:

Soup Kitchens:

HOC Emergency Rooms at Rhema:

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