What we do

Daybreak House is a safe haven for vulnerable babies; helping them towards a brighter tomorrow.

We provide care and love for abandoned, neglected and vulnerable babies who are in need of a permanent loving family. Daybreak House is not an institution but a safe and loving home. Our team works closely with registered welfare workers and together we are committed to finding loving, permanent homes and families for our babies.

At Daybreak House, we are committed to providing a safe haven and loving care for abandoned, neglected, and vulnerable babies, embracing the role of instruments in God’s hands. Inspired by the compassionate spirit of Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry, particularly his love for orphaned children, we aim to carry forth his legacy by serving others with selflessness and kindness.

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Our Mission

At Daybreak House, we are committed to providing a safe haven and loving care for abandoned, neglected, and vulnerable babies, embracing the role of instruments in God’s hands. Inspired by the compassionate spirit of Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry, particularly his love for orphaned children, we aim to carry forth his legacy by serving others with selflessness and kindness.

We recognize the importance of serving the youngest and most innocent members of our society, just as Christ valued the well-being of all children. Through our faith-based approach, we draw strength from the numerous biblical verses that emphasize the significance of caring for those in need, especially the orphans.

Our mission is to bring forth new hope and the mercies of each day with the break of dawn, symbolizing the fresh beginnings we provide to these precious babies. We believe in the transformative power of adoption, reflecting the beauty of God’s love for humanity. Just as God has adopted us as his children, we aspire to mirror this profound act of grace by reaching out to lost children, saving them from adversity, and offering them a new identity filled with love, care, and a promising future.

By combining our faith with action, we aim to make a positive impact on the lives of these young souls, providing them with the care, support, and nurturing environment they deserve. We are dedicated to working tirelessly, day by day, guided by the principles of compassion, hope, and the understanding that every child deserves a chance to experience the love and security of a forever home.

Daybreak House stands as a beacon of light, embodying the principles of love, service, and the belief in the transformative potential of adoption. We are unwavering in our commitment to these principles and the mission to make a lasting difference in the lives of the children we are blessed to serve.

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” (Ephesians 1:7, NIV)

Marlene and Thinus

Marlene and Thinus are the dynamic heart and soul of Daybreak House for Babies, where their boundless enthusiasm and unwavering dedication shine through as they care for vulnerable and abandoned infants. Marlene, an exceptional preschool teacher, infuses the atmosphere with her infectious enthusiasm, creating a vibrant and nurturing environment that these little ones thrive in. Her compassionate spirit and wealth of knowledge not only ensure the babies’ physical well-being but also foster a sense of love and security that is palpable. Meanwhile, Thinus, in addition to overseeing the facility’s maintenance, cultivates a flourishing on-site vegetable garden, ensuring that every aspect of the babies’ lives is filled with care and dedication, right down to the nutritious and homegrown vegetables that grace their plates. Together, Marlene and Thinus are an extraordinary team, committed to giving these precious infants the best possible start in life at Daybreak House for Babies.

Marlene and Thinus

Marisca Sigalas

I am Marisca Sigalas, loving mother of 4 amazing children; Iwan, Gabriella, Luke and Matthew.

My late husband and I had a small introduction into the world of foster parents, after my mom passed away and we became foster parents to my younger brother Iwan age 13. He came to live with us and we had the privilege to raise him as one of our own children.

I am a qualified teacher and I know that my purpose in life is to be involved with children. When I was asked to be the manager of Daybreak House, I knew that this is the next season in my life. This is where I can make a difference in the life of these precious little ones God is sending our way. But also to be part of the process in placing them with loving families. It is an honor to be an instrument in God’s hands.

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Madel Roos

At Daybreak House for Babies, a dedicated and talented woman named Madel Roos devotes her time to nurturing and stimulating our infants, helping them reach their full potential. We believe that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are of paramount importance and have a profound impact on their development.
That’s why we strive to expose our babies to a wide range of activities during this critical period. We utilize sensory integration to ensure that as many senses as possible are engaged in these activities. Our particular focus lies on the vestibular system and proprioception.
Watching these babies explore and discover new things about their bodies each week is truly delightful. We play with a purpose, and it’s incredibly rewarding to witness their growth and development.”

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Meet the Staff

At Daybreak Baby House, our exceptional staff is the driving force behind our mission to provide a secure and loving environment for abandoned and vulnerable infants. Our team comprises eight devoted full-time nannies: Mpho, Millicent, Dudu, Lydia, Amaniah, Esthie, Saru, and Edinah. These nurturing caregivers bring a wealth of experience and heartfelt dedication to their roles, ensuring each baby receives the utmost care and attention. Our Day Manager, Marisca, plays a crucial role in overseeing the smooth operation of our house, ensuring that every aspect of care is seamlessly coordinated. Ouma, our diligent cleaning lady, maintains a pristine and hygienic environment for our little ones, while our intern, Jané, brings fresh perspectives and enthusiasm to our team. Together, this remarkable group of individuals creates a warm and loving family atmosphere, where the youngest members of our community can flourish and thrive.

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Number 6:24-26 (AMP) is a blessing for each of us:

“The Lord bless you, and keep you [protect you, sustain you, and guard you];
The Lord make His face shine upon you [with favor],
And be gracious to you [surrounding you with lovingkindness];
The Lord lift up His countenance (face) upon you [with divine approval],
And give you peace [ a tranquil heart and life]”

Our Story

How We Got Started

God provided a perfect house in beautiful Pretoria surrounded by a caring community. Renovations started in April 2022 and we are still a work in progress by the grace of God

BECOME A SPONSOR GET INVOLVED

Join us in making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable babies by becoming a sponsor or making a donation At Daybreak House, our mission is to provide a loving and safe haven for vulnerable and neglected babies. However, we can only accomplish this vital work with the support of generous sponsors and donors like you. Without your donations, we wouldn’t be able to meet the essential medical needs and provide necessary therapy for these little ones to help them reach their full potential.

If you’re interested in making a lasting difference, we offer the opportunity to sponsor a cot for a specific baby each month. By doing so, you’ll directly contribute to meeting the needs of that baby, making a meaningful impact on their development and well-being.

Additionally, we greatly appreciate regular debit orders, as they help cover our monthly operational costs, such as electricity and water, ensuring our facility runs smoothly and the babies are provided with the best care possible.

We’re proud to be a registered PBO (Public Benefit Organization), and as such, we’re able to provide Section 18A tax-deductible certificates to our generous sponsors. Your support not only makes a difference in the lives of these babies but may also provide tax benefits.

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Get in Touch. Get Involved.

We value your support! There are several ways to get in touch with us at Daybreak House for Babies. Whether you’d like to connect, have questions, or wish to contribute, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email at info@daybreakhouse.co.za or consider becoming a volunteer. Our community’s involvement is the lifeline that keeps Daybreak House open, ensuring a safe and nurturing haven for abandoned and neglected babies. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and provide these little ones with the love and care they deserve.”**

E-mail: info@daybreakhouse.co.za

Call Us: +27 79 249 1406

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