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celebrating a centenary

The Salvation Army’s Strathyre Girls Home is situated in Kensington, Johannesburg, and is home to 60 girls between the ages of 3 and 18. The home has been serving the communities of Johannesburg for 98 years! This year we kickstart our countdown to our centenary celebration in 2021.
1921 The home was established as a shelter for displaced mothers with children in Germiston.
1934 The name Strathyre, meaning “Little Haven”, was adopted when the children’s home was transferred to a house in Troyeville, Johannesburg.
1968 It moved to the present facility in Kensington.
2021 Marks our centennial anniversary


Our mission is to provide a secure, caring and loving home environment, within which the children’s past hurts are addressed and where a spirit of hope for the future is encouraged and nurtured.


The vision of the home is to ensure that the girls are well looked after, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually for their development in future and they become better as they are the future of our nation.

Want to make a difference?

“It takes a village to raise a child.” There is great truth in that statement. Over the decades, our work has been supported by many individuals and organisations. We have many opportunities to participate directly in the life of our girls through volunteering. Please contact us for more details on how you can invest your time and effort in making a real difference.