Child and Youth Centre


Our registered children’s home serves as a place of safety for children in need of care, placed with us by the Children’s Court.   

Hands of Compassion Children’s Home is part of our Community in Lanseria and accommodates 36 children.


Our children are cared for by child care workers.


We offer the following facilities:

  • Own dining hall

  • Recreational facilities

  • Library

  • Computer room

  • Supervised homework

  • Counseling and training

  • Career advice

  • Sports

  • Life skills

  • Christian teachings

  • Transport to school and back

Volunteers assist with outings, birthdays and arts and crafts classes.

Our Social Workers work together with the children and their families, offering counseling and training.


Our focus is to stabilize our children and offer them hope and inspiration to overcome their past and develop into responsible and happy adults.

Our ultimate aim is to re-unite the families and equip them so they in turn may build their future together.


New Mothers Project

The New Mothers Project offers a place of safety and love for unwed mothers.  It accommodates pregnant mothers as they wait to give birth.  Life skills are held to prepare the new moms to make the right choices for their new born babies. It is important at this critical time of their lives to be part of a supportive and caring community. 


We offer:


  • Medical supervision at our Clinic

  • Preparation for birth lessons

  • Life skills training 

  • Christian counseling 

  • Post adoption counseling

  • Training to equip new mothers to be good mothers

  • Re-unification of families



Application Procedure


An appointment for an interview needs to be made. 
Please bring the following to the interview

  • Copy of ID



Your application will be forwarded to a panel.  
Applicants may apply up to their 8th month of pregnancy, and may stay for 2 months after delivery.

Please ensure that you send this application form to newmothers@hocsa.org
Children are a heritage from the Lord. (Psalm 127:3)

Gender Equality 

Hands of Compassion wants to ensure women receive equal opportunites and are treated equally to men. 


We aim to empower women leaders to reach their full potential so that together we may all strengthen God's church, the Bride of Christ.


We believe in Biblical Gender Equality as described in our Statement of Faith:

GENDER EQUALITY: The Bible teaches us that both man and woman were created equal by God, and in His image; that they both had a relationship with God, shared equally with God, spoke to God and fellowshipped with Him and were both given authority to rule over the earth (Gen 1:26-28). The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ came to redeem women as well as men.

We hold workshops, bible studies and group discussions and speak out against gender discrimination and gender based violence.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, 
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
(Galatians 3:28)