This month we fea­ture Just In Time Baby Sanc­tu­ary.

Living and Loving - - CONTENTS -

Just In Time Baby Sanc­tu­ary aims to be the lov­ing arms that re­ceive and nur­ture aban­doned ba­bies, while of­fer­ing the safe and happy home ev­ery child de­serves.

Ba­bies who have been aban­doned, ne­glected or abused are placed in the home by the court and just six ba­bies are ac­cepted at a time, from new­born to two years.

Many ba­bies are aban­doned each month in Gaut­eng alone, and most are in state hos­pi­tals for months, where they are cup fed and re­ceive very lit­tle phys­i­cal close­ness. They are only picked up to be fed and changed.

The ded­i­cated staff at the home work day and night to meet the needs of the chil­dren in their care. This in­cludes clinic vis­its, court ap­pear­ances and su­per­vised vis­its with the par­ents.

The sanc­tu­ary’s mis­sion is to en­sure ev­ery baby who comes through their doors knows what it’s like to have their emo­tional and phys­i­cal needs met. The ba­bies get to grow and ex­plore in a safe, stim­u­lat­ing and lov­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

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