At Christian Social Services (CMR)
East London we believe every life matters and each individual has the power to change the world for good.

CMR has been serving hurting children and families in East London quietly, consistently and reliably since 1955. We are a reputable welfare organisation with a trusted record of service excellence, whose mission it is to become a tidal wave of hope.

CMR East London serves East London families by providing child protection, prevention and early intervention services. We also run a safe house for abused women and their children, VICTORY HOUSE, Place of Restoration, as well as an extensive HOME FOOD SECURITY programme sponsored by Wesbank.  As from May 2018, CMR East London has also taken over the social and community support services previously rendered by Child Welfare in East London.


The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for food 

 Mother Theresa



May 16, 2018

CMR East London has grown its staff and is widening its reach into several new areas in the greater East London region as the organisation works to deepen the social services it provides.

This is in response to recent developments around Child Welfare East London, which has resulted in all services previously rendered by this agency being suspended.

CMR East London has absorbed some of Child Welfare’s staff, and will take over its child protection services in Parkside, Pefferville, Parkidge, Duncan Village, Gompo and Cambridge Township, among other areas, CMR East London Manager Gaye Moonieya said.

“Our primary goal over the next few months is to ensure that there is no interruption in service and that no-one falls through the cracks.

“The children of Buffalo City deserve to be safe, nourished and cared for. The entire...

May 16, 2018

Lack of hope and poor lifestyle choices resulting in child neglect and abuse are the daily reality of social workers at East London’s Christelike Maatskaplike Raad (CMR), but spirits were boosted by two recent accolades.

CMR East London manager Gaye Moonieya said receiving the award for the best childcare and protection NPO in the Eastern Cape in the inaugural Charlotte Maxeke Service Excellence Awards had been a “wonderful recognition of CMR’s work”.

The awards, under the auspices of the provincial department of social development, took place at the Sun Boardwalk International Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth last month.

Moonieya, who took over as manager of CMR East London a year ago, credited former manager Magda von Solms, who ran the non-profit organisation for 20 years.

“Our main problem is the increase in work...

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Victory House – Place of Restoration – is CMR's home for abused women and their children. A place of healing and time out, this is a safe space for victims of rape, human trafficking and other abusive situations who begin the slow and often painful process of deep healing and restoration.  MORE




At CMR, we know asking for help isn't easy. Be assured our team of trained and experienced professionals handle every query or request for assistance with the utmost sensitivity, confidentiality and diligence of care. If you or someone you know is experiencing physical, emotional or psychological harm, talk to us. Call  043 722 6104 or email


CMR East London is excited to announce that we have signed on as a beneficiary of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet MySchool programme. 

One of South Africa's biggest fundraising initiatives, this programme  allows you to make a difference to our organisation, just by shopping.

Every time you use your card at any of our partner stores they'll give back a percentage of your purchase value, on your behalf, to CMR East London to help fund the important social programmes we run for East London families.  READ MORE

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