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Meet Our Dedicated Committee

We have a Committee of  10 dedicated  members, who make decisions for the betterment, and progress  of Hope  House.

We meet every 1 - 2 months 

We hold  an AGM each year .


My name is Jeremy Smith.  I am married to Heather and have 2 daughters – Jessica and Amy.
I am an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Pinetown, and my hobby is gardening.
I got involved in Hope House when I was doing work in the Pro Life ministry. I realised the church needed to provide an alternative solution to abortion.


My name is Melani Nel – mostly known as Mel. I am married to Ian Nel and have 2 children. Branden-Lee is 18 years old and is currently doing an apprenticeship, and Caitlyn is 15 years old and attends Durban Girls' High School. 
My Husband Ian and I own I & M Technical Projects, which is an electrical contracting company.  
Caitlyn and I have been volunteering at Hope House for about 5 years now. I am involved in the caring of the babies, taking them out for periods/weekends and also in fund-raising activities.


My name is Yolanda Viljoen but preferably known as Landi. I am a mother of two amazing children and they have given me three beautiful grandchildren, two grandsons and a little princess. I got involved with baby Hope House by default or should I say by God’s intervention. I helped a volunteer babysit one evening and that was IT. I decided it was time to give back and now am treasurer for this amazing NPO. Every time I go to the home I come away a better person, the love, respect and admiration I have for all involved is unmeasurable.

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