"Where we meet the Spiritual and Practical of the poor"

Through Christ-centred teaching, counselling, work therapy, social service assistance, education and life-skills programmes. The Ark seeks to restore a person’s dignity and self-respect and to return them to the mainstream of society, equipped, restored and filled with their God-given potential.

The Ark City of Refuge is a registered NPO that provides a loving and caring temporary home, along with food and clothing, to destitute, homeless, abandoned, abused, and unemployed women, children, and men.


Rehabilitation and Support Services

This includes Christ-centred teaching, counseling, and work therapy to help individuals recover and rebuild their lives.

Educational and Skill Development

We offer education and life-skills programs to equip individuals with the necessary tools and knowledge for personal development and employment.

Social Services and Empowerment

Providing social service assistance to restore a person's dignity and self-respect, and to prepare them for reintegration into mainstream society with their God-given potential.



Cape Town



People Helped


Years In Service

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. - Matthew 25:35-40

Help Restore Hope and Dignity

Your donation to The Ark helps provide essential services like shelter, food, and education to those in need. Each contribution empowers individuals to rebuild their lives and regain dignity. Support our mission to restore hope—every gift makes a difference.

Our Proud Partners

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If you would like to donate some other way or offer gifts in-kind, please contact us.