The Christelik-Maatskaplike Raad (Christian Social Services) family was established in South Africa in 1944, when the world was at war. Born at a time of global conflict many families and communities were torn apart. Whilst South Africa was not as affected; poverty and inequality largely contributed to the country’s own ongoing battle of broken homes and dysfunctional families.

Initially a project of the Dutch Reformed Church (NG Kerk), CMR PE has become a separately registered Non Profit Organisation (NPO) and registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that focuses on providing social services primarily in support of child protection in Port Elizabeth. CMR is founded on love and compassion as well as other Christian values – serving all vulnerable children and families, irrespective of race, creed or religious beliefs.

CMR Port Elizabeth is one of 12 independently registered CMR NPOs, providing services in the Eastern Cape.