House of Refuge

Ignite’s answer to the vulnerable children and rape crisis affecting South Africa. It’s all about life.

Within the rural areas of Qwa Qwa orphaned children are 1 in 4.  We also know that orphaned and at-risk girls are especially prey to abuse, trafficking, and trading sex for (food, toiletries and the like).   Their situation seems hopeless and when they find themselves pregnant desperation often results.  Our answers…

The Pregnancy Helpline: 

This 24-hour call line provides crisis intervention and support for any experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.  A caller can expect to receive a listening ear, understanding, an opportunity to meet one on one to receive information and life-giving alternatives to abortion.

The Maternity Home:

The Home provides safe housing for at-risk pregnant teens without available support systems. While living in the home they can expect to:

  • Participate in daily home functioning
  • Continue their education in school
  • Participate in the Home’s various classes
  • Learn job skills
  • Mentor with an older woman

The Mobile Pregnancy Clinic:

This vehicle provides transport for volunteers and supplies to travel into the rural areas of Qwa Qwa providing free education, pregnancy counselling and testing.

Life Leader Volunteers:

Our highly trained Life Leaders are available to speak at schools, workplaces, churches and in the communities free of charge.

Topics include but not limited to: Life in the womb, Abortion, Marriage and family

Additional services include:

  • Adoption counseling and support services
  • Community education programs on life skills, pregnancy, child rearing amongst others.
  • Training for volunteers and support staff