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Usindiso Ministries

Shelter for Women and their Children

Usindiso provides Temporary Shelter for abused women and their children which becomes a safe haven for those who need that as they heal and grow from their past situations, during the time that they are there. The shelter provides accommodation, meals, toiletries, etc. as well as counselling, social services and skills training, amongst other things, when they are available.

Access Fee: An Access Fee of R5 per day is charged, which gives access to the accommodation.

For more info - click here



As the fourth floor has always accommodated older teen girls or young women without children, finishing school and studying further, Usindiso Ministries made the decision to open Student Accommodation to fit in with the nurturing, peaceful atmosphere that encourages study and growth.

For more info - click here


Little Fish Nursery School

'Little Fish' is a fully fledged Nursery School that is part of Usindiso Ministries. The Nursery School runs from Monday to Friday and has up to 30 children, who come from the shelter, and the very needy children from the surrounding community.

Little Fish is a partial care facility, where up to 30 children are divided into two (2) groups according to their age, this being 3 to 4 years and 5 to 6 years.

For more info - click here


Latest News Updates

Click here to be updated with news of the latest happenings at Usindiso: News 

Wish List

We invite and welcome any and all donations and assistance. There are many donation methods listed on the left of this page. 

To see our wish list (posted 27 August 2015), please click here: Wish List


Usindiso Ministries invites people who wish to give back, to come and have a life-changing experience. Whether it is an hour or a day, a week or a month - if you would like to make a difference, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.  

Call our office on: 011 334 1143. 

Click here for our Volunteers Page and download the Application Form that is right for you.

Church at Usindiso

Usindiso Church started services on the 1st July 2007 with a celebration service.

To read more about it and for a full schedule of services, click here: Church Services.

Mail and Guardian CSI Award 2009

Jay Bradley, CEO of Usindiso Ministries, with Desiree Story (First Rand Volunteers) and Nicole Strydom (FNB Branch Banking Volunteers)

Usindiso Ministries was nominated by FNB (First National Bank) as their CSI project for the 2009 Mail and Guardian awards. 29th October was the Awards Banquet which was held at Summer Place in Sandton. 

The winner of the evening was FNB, with Usindiso Ministries as their project!! 

Thank you Nicole and FNB for all that you have done for us this year, you are the most deserving winner!

Usindiso Ministries Building Declared Heritage Site

Our building at 80 Albert Street, was declared a Heritage Site by the City of Joburg's Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage in July 2007. For more information and history, Click here.

The plaque declaring the Usindiso Ministries Building a Heritage Site (left).

Usindiso News

What's happening at Usindiso?

July 2016

Mandela Day 2016

This year Mandela Day was a huge success, with so many people and groups of people coming in to do their 67 minutes. Thank you!!!! Thank you to each and every person and group...


December 2015

Thank You

A very big thank you to each and every person, group, company or school that has donated and blessed our women and their children! We are grateful and we just want to say 'thank you!'


December 2015

Barclays Absa Christmas Party 2015

The residents of Usindiso were treated to a Christmas party held by Barclays Absa yesterday. What a wonderful time was had by all!


December 2015

Little Fish Graduates 2015

Congratulations to all the Little Fish Nursery School graduates of 2015 ...


July 2015

In Honour of the Legacy of Nelson Mandela - Mandela Day

Usindiso would like to thank every individual, organisation, group and corporation for your heart felt time, donations and hard work that you gave in honour of Nelson Mandela ...


January 2015

Nusery School Playground Gets A Revamp

On behalf of all the children who are having a wonderful time playing in the new playground, we want to thank Pastor Tara McCauley and her team ...


December 2014

Christmas 2014

We would like to thank everyone who donated in some way and participated to make Christmas a memorable and enjoyable one...


December 2013

Little Fish Nursery School Year-End Function

Little Fish Graduation, class of 2013...


November 2013

Rhema Ladies Christmas Party

Thank you to all the ladies from the Rhema Ladies Group who put together a wonderful Christmas Party for our ladies and children...


October 2013

Celebrating With The Ghandi Foundation

Usindiso was very fortunate to be selected for the Ghandi Foundation’s celebration of Mahatma Ghandi’s Birthday...


July 2013

Mandela Day 2013

Usindiso would like to thank all the wonderful people from the community, government and corporate world who came to give of their time and in donations to bless our ladies and children....


July 2013

Happy 21st Birthday Xoli

On the 12th July, our young lady Xoli Mbayimbayi turned 21 and Usindiso held a surprise birthday lunch to celebrate the occasion...


July 2013

Happy 10th Birthday Usindiso Ministries – 1st July 2013

Usindiso Ministries celebrated 10 years with a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 30th June and a Celebration Lunch on Monday 1st July!


May 2013

Visit and Blessings From Rhema Young Adults (IR)

Towards the end of May 2013, the Rhema Young Adults Ministry (The IR) visited and blessed each and everyone at Usindiso Ministries...


April 2013

Computer Training by ABSA Bank

Our ladies are learning computer skills in the training provided by the ABSA staff...


April 2013

Easter 2013

The South African Police Force came to bless our ladies and the children with a motivational talk and Easter eggs for Easter!


March 2013

Pastors and Church Members Visit Usindiso

At the beginning of March 2013, a group of Pastors and their church members from the USA, led by Bishop Shelton Bady, visited Usindiso Ministries...


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