Vessels of Mercy Place of Safety

Social workers often need a house to place removed children for a short period of time until suitable foster parents are found. There is currently no other similar facility in Potchefstroom.

We accommodate five children at any given time. You are welcome to contact us (click here) if you want to become involved in any way (click here).

Our first house of safety

Our place of safety is situated in Ikageng, Extension 11, Potchefstroom.  It is a three bedroomed house, with a living area, kitchen and bathroom.  We are very proud of our safe house.





Our house parents

Snodia and Louis Chikaonda












Louis and Snodia (Lydia) with their children Melissa, Brain and Joseph.




Running of our House of Safety

The total cost of running this facility is between R 6 000 and R 7 000 per month. You would be able to participate with monthly contributions form as little as R 50 per month for a period of one year. It would also be possible to sponsor a child for a period of one year, from as little as R 300 per month. Please click he