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About Hope House

Hope House has been counselling, educating youth and running courses for counsellors in Cape Town, South Africa for almost 12 years. This is the Hope House story…

Hope House Counselling Centre was established in 2004 in Lakeside, Cape Town.

Judy Strickland, a trained lay counsellor, started counselling from a house in 2004 and soon, Hope House was born. Hope House was started with the vision of offering counselling to those who needed it, without fear of the cost. Courses were also offered at low rates.

As the work has grown, its has been necessary to involve more volunteer lay counsellors and group leaders. Hope House now has approximately 60 volunteer counsellors. In 2008 Hope House moved into a more spacious property in Bergvliet. This was made possible by the generosity of St Martin’s Church. In 2012 we opened an addiction programme in Steenberg (now closed) and in 2014 we opened an addiction counselling centre in Kuilsriver.


Hours of counselling offered in 2015


People counselled by Hope House in 2015


Children reached in 2015 schools programmes


Schools reached by Hope House in 2015


Rands to run a Strengthening Families programme

Make a Difference

Be part of the good work we do. We invite you to sponsor our work with a monthly or once-off donation. Make safe, easy payments through our Given Gain Account or simply transfer using our bank details. We appreciate your support very much.

Banking Details

Bank: First National Bank

Branch: Tokai

Code: 200409

Account No. 620 9079 8293

Name: Hope House Counselling Centre


Thanks for your support.

We are a registered NPO please contact us for a Section 18a. The donations to Hope House are tax deductible.


Baby Bags

Hope House collects funds as well as donations of baby grows, blankets and knitted creations from talented knitters who offer us toys, jerseys, booties and hats. We visit the brand new mom’s in the maternity ward and deliver these supportive kits to them.

Schools Programme

Sponsor our schools programme and be part of the excellent work that we do to prevent drug use in Cape Town school children.  You can donate financially to the running of the course, volunteer to make breakfasts for the children or become a facilitator. 


Meet the Team

Judy Strickland
Judy Strickland is the Founder of Hope House. She is an experienced lay counsellor and she oversees the development of training and the supervision of all counsellors at Hope House.

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