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Thárros is a temporary place of safety situated in Hankey, Eastern Cape. We nurture babies and children under 12 years, who have experienced trauma, particularly that of neglect, abandonment or abuse. Our home is a beautiful double story house that immediately welcomes children into a loving, secure and wholesome environment and our team of attentive carers ensure that individual needs are met with respect. Thárros means courage in Greek and we are truly humbled by the courage we witness every day in our wards.
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Thárros was founded by Thérèse Sampson (Taise) in 2016. Taise is a mother of 3 and a social worker who has untold passion for children. Her dream to be “mother” to many has been boldly supported by family, friends and community. Thárros provides refuge to 25 children.

Thárros is situated in Hankey, Eastern Cape and services the immediate areas of Hankey, Patensie, Loerie, Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp as well as the surrounding farming communities.

Thárros is a non-profit organisation and relies solely on fundraising and donations.

Our Vision

We believe healthy families equal healthy communities and strive to identify, support and capacitate foster parents to nurture and protect children placed in their care.

Our Mission

To be catalysts in mobilising our community’s families in the nurturing care and protection of children.
To nurture children with love and genuineness.
To protect children by putting their best interest into every step of their journey.
To be an instrument in children's emotional and spiritual healing.
To highlight and develop the skills, talents and abilities of each child.
To educate children through developmental programmes and sport activities.
To develop a team of adults who are equipped to nurture children in the spirit of Thárros.

Core Values


Strategic Goals

To serve the best interests of a child.
To serve and support families.
To collaborate within our community using an ABCD approach.
To raise awareness around healthy family values.
To aid in the training and development of sustainable living.

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NPO 171-110
Public Benefit Organisation 930063514
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