CMR North is a Non-profit Christian Organisation

that consists of a professional network of social workers that truly give hope to people in despair.

CMR North dynamically operates through 17 Centres of Hope located in three provinces in South Africa: Gauteng, Limpopo and North West.

We focus on giving people the opportunity to live life to their full potential through our team approach & three main community programs: Family preservation, Child Protection (which includes Adoptions & Fostering), Community Development and Poverty Alleviation.

CMR North is the coordinating body of the different Centres of Hope, providing the overall management and capacity building for the Centres. The management team consists of 1 Director and 7 Managers, who are in regular contact with the Centres in the region.

The management and capacity building team are responsible for the following:

  • Service resource development and planning.
  • Human resource management, development and planning focusing on the empowerment of personnel and volunteers.
  • Financial resource development, planning and management
  • Networking and co-ordination.
  • Advocacy on behalf of consumers and services.
  • Research into needs and services.
  • Marketing of the services in collaboration with the Centres.

Our main aim is to give hope to people in despair.


The Christian Social Council North (or CMR North) is a non-profit organisation, established in 1936, that consists of a professional network of social workers.

The organisation has a long and respected history in family and child care for over 82 years.
Over the years the CMR North has transformed and adapted to the needs of people and children it renders services to +/- 28 000 people every year this also resulted in long and respected partnerships with reliable funders and donors

Vision & Mission


The VISION of CMR North is to give hope to people in need.


The mission is to be the organisation of choice and to be positioned uniquely to unite with other role-players to implement social service programmes to transform the needs of individuals and families into hope.


Die CMR Noord se VISIE is om hoop te gee aan mense in nood.


Die CMR Noord se missie is om die organisasie te wees wat saam met ander rolspelers, markverwante maatskaplike diensprogramme aan te bied, om sodoende die NOOD van kinders en gesinne, in HOOP te omskep.

Value System

The values of an organisation serve as the boundaries for actions wherein the vision and mission are performed.


  • Christian values and philosophy of life
  • Cost effective
  • Quality focused
  • Accountability
  • Developmental focus
  • Moral integrity


  • The application of Christian principals regarding all actions and decisions that are taken.
  • To use all existing resources to its maximum and to apply it cost effectively.
  • to render a service of excellent quality to all beneficiaries and donors at all time.
  • To accept a responsibility towards beneficiaries and donors with regards to all actions, whether services or finances.
  • To continuously create opportunities to grow and develop.
  • The applying of ethical principals at all times.