St Luke's

Home for the Mentally & Physically Challenged.

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St Luke's Home of Healing

St Luke's is situated on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, in Kearsney, a convenient 25km north of Ballito. Its home is the Old Kearsney Hospital, an easily accessible location providing all the necessary mod cons. This makes it a perfect welcoming space where our special patients can live.


St Luke's is able to accommodate 35 patients. All rooms have been tastefully decorated and are light and cheery. The home is run by a manager, assisted by loving and dedicated caregivers.

The garden, with its breathtaking views of sugar plantations, creates an exquisite area for relaxation, walks and general entertainment.

The original St Lukes, established in 1945, was the former home of Sir Liege Hulett, which then later became the famous Kearsney College School.

Development Centre

The centre is stocked with books, puzzles as well as arts and crafts supplies. This is somewhere for the residents to work on beading projects, knitting or painting.

We also have a treadmill and two exercise bikes that our able bodied residents are encouraged to use daily.

The centre is spacious with activities that vary according to our patients' abilities. The Development Centre ensures a high level of stimulation and fun.

About St Luke's

St Luke's is in desperate need of funding. Please help us give these children and adults some hope.

Today's bustling world

is a bleak and unaccommodating place for the mentally and physically challenged ...

... especially for those for whom there is no hope of rehabilitation or progress.
Generally shunned by society, the severely mentally and physically challenged are people with very specific needs that only a very special place can accommodate.

Welfare Organisation No: 2847
Fund raising No: 06-600217-0006


Though we speak with eloquence over the radio and television, but have no LOVE, we are just noisy gongs and clanging cymbals.

Though we travel by jet plane over continents and oceans, ever faster and faster;
though we plumb the depths of the sea and explore the surface of the moon;
though we perform organ transplants and discover new miracle drugs;


though we solve the problems and mysteries of the world so that our computers break down with the weight of our answers;
though we do all these things, but have not LOVE, we gain nothing.

If the hungry of the world continue to starve,
If the naked are not clothed,
If the sick are not cared for,
If the old are forgotten and the children are permitted to suffer, all is in vain.

Without LOVE, all our knowledge and technology and power are worthless and may become a curse to mankind!

How to Help

Please help us to care for them ... any donation you give will warm their lives. Contact us for more information.

A moderate fee, which varies according to the extent of nursing attention required, is charged to parents or guardians of patients. This, however, does not cover the costs of upkeep and expansion.
The home is therefore largely dependent on donations from the public, in order to cover the costs of running a sound and efficient establishment.
Many of the patients have no means of support, although some of them receive a government disability grant which is made payable to St Luke's.
The management of the Home rests with a committee of at least seven members, appointed by the Association of the Friends of St Luke's. This is comprised of a voluntary body of individuals and corporate members who have the interests of the home at heart, and who are ultimately responsible for the running of St Luke's.
The committee is appointed yearly by the Association at its Annual General Meeting. Headed by a chairman, the committee meets monthly in controlling the affairs of the home. Also appointed by the Association are three trustees, elected for terms of office of three years each.
St Luke's cannot survive and fulfill its much needed function in providing a suitable home without financial support from people like you.
Make a donation using the account details below:
Name: St Luke's Home of Healing
Bank: First National
Branch: Stanger
Branch Code: 220129
Account No: 53732363650

First National Bank, 36 Gizenga St, Stanger, 4450
South Africa

Welfare Organisation No: 2847 | Fund raising No: 06-600217-0006
Yes! Art & craft pieces created by the patients are available at St Luke's Home. Crafts are also sold at various fetes / markets around the North Coast and stock is also available from The Coffee Pot in Blythedale.
We welcome the public to visit us. It would be appreciated if a phone call could be made, so that management are available. We do encourage volunteers to spend time with us. Currently we have a Thursday morning where volunteers do help out, either making crafts, reading to our patients or generally interacting with them.

Get in Touch

Please complete the form below if you would like to assist St Luke's in any way, and we will contact you.


Contact: Home Manager
Telephone: + 27 32 552 8074
Cellphone: + 27 60 348 4183
Fax: + 27 32 552 8071
Postal Address: PO Box 27, Kearsney, South Africa 4453

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