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AMCARE
AREA:  Alberton, Johannesburg
OCCUPANTS:  08 Adults or 4 women with their children
DURATION:  3 – 6 Months
CONTACT:  Marihet Infantino
CELL: 079 500 8011
TEL:  011 - 869 5856

FAX:  011 – 869 5639
E-MAIL: marihet@amcare.org.za 

  • Women & Children ab​used as stipulated in the domestic violence act
  • Referral from other Service Providers with detailed written reports, including family background and preferred maintained contact with agency and family
  • Wome​n & Children ab​used as stipulated in the domestic violence act
  • When Women & Children's lives are in danger, can be accommodated without protection order ( protection orders encouraged)
  • Victim must abide by rules, agree to work with the staff and participate in skills and therapeutic programmes
  • People with mental challenges who pose a risk to themselves and others cannot be accommodated, admission will be considered if they can benefit from medication that control risky behaviour and commit to adhere to it
  • Victims who have stayed full term in other shelters, participated in programmes and only need accommodation will not be accepted
  • Destitute Children under 18 without accompanying adult. No boys older than 12
  • Developed according to needs of victims residing in the shelter at the time
  • Counselling
  • Skills development
ARE AGENG
AREA:  Bekkersdal
OCCUPANTS:
DURATION: 3/6 Months
CONTACT:  Nomawethu Kunene
CELL: 072 700 6988
CELL: 072 709 0008
EMERGENCY:  071 930 9734
TEL:  011 – 692 1940/1945
FAX:  011 – 755 1010
E-MAIL: kunenenoma@telkomsa.net
  • Women and Children subjected to cruel and inhumane practices of domination
  • All Races
  • Female children of all ages and their Mothers
  • Male children up to 10 years with Mothers
  • Referrals from SAPS, Social Workers, Courts and Clinics by letters
  • Irrespective of racial group, age, mental status, ethnic group, social origin, belief, culture, religion or language
  • Severe mentally disturbed patients
  • Under the influence of, Alcohol/Drugs
  • Drug/Alcohol abusers
  • No Walk-ins
  • Drop-ins (no longer than 3 months)
  • Individual Counselling
  • Therapy
  • Group Empowerment
  • Career & Self Employment

 

 

 

 

BELLA MARIA  
AREA:  Vanderbijlpark
OCCUPANTS:
DURATION:  3 Months
CONTACT:  Colleen Rogers
CELL:  082 401 2296 /  083 366 7703
TEL:  016 - 428 1740
FAX:  016 – 428 1741
CRISIS 24HRS:  016 – 428 1640
E-MAIL: colleen@lifelinevaal.co.za​

  • Temporary shelter to women and their children who are victims of violence according to DV Act
  • No discrimination against race, religion, ethnic or social group, sexual orientation, age, disability, belief, culture of language
  • Teenage boys only if totally dependent on mothers and mother can control them
  • Children under if 18 only overnight with Form 4 and name  & contact no of SAP Officer or Social Worker on admission
  • Homeless, unless situation is related to abuse
  • History of psychiatric or mental illness cannot be accommodated
  • People who need rehabilitation in centres for Alcohol and Drug abuse
  • Terminally ill patients who need to be hospitalized
  • No illegal immigrants/refugees, only with legal documentation and if abused
  • Counselling for women and children
BETH SHAN
AREA:  Pretoria West
OCCUPANTS:
DURATION:  3 – 6 Months
CONTACT:  Captain Nerine Adams
CELL:  076 683 7821
TEL:  012 – 379 6671
FAX:  086 754 4298                  
E-MAIL: tsabethshan@telkomsa.net
  • Victims of Domestic violence
  • Abused women & their children
  • Victims of human trafficking
  • Rescued Prostituted woman
  • No discrimination regarding race, religion
  • Mentally ill patients as emergency only
  • Homeless people
  • Destitute
  • No boys over 6
  • Mentally ill patients long term

 

  • Counselling & Therapy
  • Skills development
  • Spiritual formation
  • Community participation
  • Empowerment
  • Life skill programmes
BETHESDA  CENTRE
AREA:  Benoni
OCCUPANTS: 20 Residents
DURATION:  3 – 6 Months
CONTACT:  Yvonne Perumal
MOB:  083 225 3520
TEL:  011 – 845 2224
FAX:  011 – 845 6902
E-MAIL: yvonneperumal@gmail.com
  • Those who are victims of:
  • Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Runs a teenage girl programme
    where girls abused by parents or foster parents need a safe place to stay – placement must be through the Department of Social Development or Child
  • Welfare Services mandated to remove and place children  according the Children's Act
  • Children on their own without an accompanying female parent
  • Those who have a recorded or visible mental challenge;  unable to communicate clearly with the social worker upon intake and who is non-adherent to prescribed medication will not be accommodated as they will not be able to participate in the programme or be helped in a meaningful way.
  • Those who have been referred and did not disclose any mental health challenges but displays signs of aggression or non-co-operation within the first two weeks of their stay will be transferred back into to care of the referrer for appropriate placement.
  • Those victims with substance abuse addictions will be accommodated upon agreement that full co-operation are given by the client's concerned for referral to treatment centres.  If addictive behaviours persist and the client resists treatment then the client will be asked to leave.
  • Those with addictions seeking rehabilitation only
  • Homeless individuals who do not have a place to stay and/or have a history of living on the street and in other shelters       
  • Developed according to need of victims
    residing in shelter at
    the time.
  • Counselling
  • Skills Development
DEURGANGSHUIS – SAVF
AREA:  CARLTONVILLE 
OCCUPANTS: 35 WOMEN & CHILDREN
DURATION: 3-6 MONTHS 
CONTACT:  MARIETTE HARTLEY
TEL: 018 – 786 1016
FAX: 018 – 786 1017
E-MAIL: savfville@mweb.co.za
 

Abused Women with their Children

  • Terminally  Ill
    Psychiatric Patients

 

 

 

  • Holiday Programme for children
  • Spiritual Counselling
  • Life Skills

 

 

 

 

ELDORADO PARK WOMEN'S
FORUM
AREA:  Eldorado Park
OCCUPANTS:  15
DURATION:  Short term 3 months/emergency 1 month
CONTACT:    Evans Gassi
MOB:  072 950 7626 
TEL:  011 - 945  6433
FAX:  011 – 945 4300
E-MAIL: evansgassi14@gmail.co.za 
  • Temporarily place of safety for Women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse
  • Subject to screening
  • Emergency admissions with referral letter
  • Sign code of conduct and indemnity form
  • All women expected to participate in programme
  • No boys over the age of 14
  • No Mentally ill patients
  • No substance abusers

 

 

  • Counselling
  • Skills training
  • End user computing
  • Mediation
  • Workshops & training on various life skills

 

 

 

 

IKAYA LETHEMBA
AREA:  Braamfontein, Johannesburg
OCCUPANTS:  140
DURATION:  1 – 3 Months/3 – 6 Months
CONTACT:  Connie Ramatabele (Community Safety)
CELL:  083 286 7948
TEL:  011 – 242 3000
FAX:  011 – 242 3017
E-MAIL: nomsa.ramathibela@gauteng.gov.za  
CONTACT: Lorraine Mac Dougall lifelineer@lifeline.co.za
  • Abused women & children as stipulated in the DV act
  • Children – Form 4 (Overnight only)
  • Abused women & boys up to 13 yrs
  • I.D. & asylum papers/visas
  • Female children of all ages
  • All races
  • Referrals from SAPD, Hospitals, Clinics, Walk-in Clients
  • Boys over the age of 12
  • Psychiatric patients
  • Severe Physically disabled
  • Illegal & foreign nationals
  • Homeless/destitute
  • Therapeutic
  • Skills development
  • Bee Courthouse protection
  • Legal matters
  • Teddy Bear Clinic for children with problematic behaviour

 

 

 

 

LERATONG PLACE
OF LOVE
AREA:  Springs
OCCUPANTS: 20 Women with their children
DURATION: 6 MONTHS
CONTACT: Claudette Westley
MOB:  072 106 4983
TEL:  011 – 363 1368/9
FAX:  011 363 1368/9
E-MAIL:  cewestley@mweb.co.za
 
  • Applicant must have evidence of being abused or raped,  Must file a complaint with SAP or been referred by SAP of Hospital
  • Under admission a long list of rules are listed in terms or linen, hygiene, visitors, alcohol, routine, behaviour, children, etc.
  • Do take boys

Subject to screening:

  • People who is psychotic or in need of special medical care or cannot take own medication
  • People not participating in programmes will be asked to leave

     
 
MALI MARTIN

AREA:  Bronkhorstspruit
OCCUPANTS:  25 Women with their children
DURATION:  3 – 6 Months
CONTACT:  Zodwa
CELL:
TEL:  013 – 935 8032
FAX:  013 – 935 8031
E-MAIL: malimartin@penta-net.co.za​  
  • Abused women with dependent children
  • Teenage boys – mother in control
  • Form 4 children only overnight​
  • Homeless people – except when related to abuse
  • People that should be institutionalised
  • e.g.  psychiatric patients, rehabilitation centres & terminally ill
  • Counselling
  • Social Skills
  • Skills Training
  • Garden
  • Children

 

MERCY HAVEN
AREA:  Boksburg
OCCUPANTS:  25
DURATION:  3 – 6 Months (extended with special arrangement)
CONTACT:  Zelda Nkabinde
CELL: 083 598 4387
TEL:  011 - 892 2714/5037
FAX:  011 – 892 4018
E-MAIL:  rose@execmail.co.za 
                zelda@execmail.co.za​

  • (Safe House for women and children, physical, emotional, psychological and economical abuse
  • Rape and Trauma
  • Do take Boys
  • Halfway house for rehabilitated addicts
  • Overnight admission pending referral relevant resources abandoned children, elderly, welfare
  • Admission of women with children over 12 years
  • Mentally unstable persons who are a risk to themselves or others. 
  • Those on medication are sometimes considered. 
  • No shelter hoppers admitted. 
  • No unaccompanied children.
  • No homeless persons & no drug or alcohol abusers
  • Dissemination of
  • Counselling &
  • Group sessions

MERCY HOUSE
AREA:  Capital Park, Pretoria
OCCUPANTS:  17
DURATION:  3/6 Months
CONTACT:  Sister Colleen Wilkinson & Mary Mmushi
TEL:  012 – 329 6682
FAX:  012 – 329 4018
CRISIS:  012 – 329 5528 (24hrs)
E-MAIL: mail@mercyhouse.co.za
               colleenrsm@axxess.co.za

  • Abused women & their children
  • Any women from age 18 who is
  • a survivor of abuse or
    domestic violence and homeless
    and needs shelter
  • Children under school going age
  • with mothers
  • No discrimination of colour,
  • health status
  • Referrals from Welfare
  • department, organisations,
    shelters, social workers from
    health care, SAPS and
    community
  • Client sign acceptance form
  • Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Homeless
  • Mentally ill Patients
  • Psychiatric patients
  • Counselling
  • Therapy
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Outreach – H.I.V & AIDS
  • Drop-in Centre

NISAA  INSTITUTE  FOR
WOMEN'S  DEVELOPMENT
AREA:  Lenasia
OCCUPANTS:  22
DURATION:  Crisis shelter & Short term
CONTACT:  Babs Romila Pillay
CELL: 079 354 8789, 083 298 8672
TEL:  011 – 854 5804/5
FAX:  011 – 854 5718
E-MAIL:  romila@nisaa.org.za

  • Abused woman & children currently in abusive relationship
  • Accept only on interview and screening 
  • No mentally ill
  • No boys over the age of 12
  • No people with suicidal tendencies
  • See document attached
  • No destitute

     

     
  • Counselling for women & Children

     

     

     

     

     

POLOKEGO
AREA:  Krugersdorp
OCCUPANTS:  40 women/40 children
(with mothers)
DURATION:  3 – 6 Months
CONTACT:  Daisy Modotaune
CELL:  073 000 7369, 082 967 0383
TEL:  011 – 665 1725
FAX:  011 – 665 3002
E-MAIL:  Polokego-a@hotmail.com
  • Abused Women
  • Homeless are helped within 6 months to reunite with families
  • Partnership 10m 6 names per month for human trafficking
  • Partnership SAPD
  • Robbery squad Brixton overnight to victims from other Provinces
  • X6 Identified criminals

Boys over 7 years

 

  • Counselling
  • After care for school
  • patch work, shoe
  • making,
  • Aged & tunnel garden

 

 

 

POTTERS HOUSE
AREA:  Pretoria Central
OCCUPANTS:  24 women & children
DURATION:  6 – 12 Months
CONTACT:  Vestine Musabyimana
MOB:  082 978 902
TEL:  012 – 320 2123
FAX:  086 - 6799239
E-MAIL:  vestie@pcm.org.za
  • 4 beds for drop-in (Overnight and weekend)
  • Abused women & their children
  • Trafficked women
  • Refugees that are vulnerable
  • Discriminated women because of HIV/AIDS
  • Vulnerable women who might face the abuse if no one helps them

     

We do not take:

  • Students
  • Women who are looking for jobs
  • Mentally disturbed women are referred to hospital
  • Very sick women are referred to hospital
  •  Women over sixty years old are referred to old age homes
  • Children without their mothers are referred to places of safety
  • Women with grown up boys are referred to shelters that take older boys​
  • Offers a holistic service to address the needs of women in crisis
  • Outreach programmes
  • Drop-in centre
  • Transitional Residential accommodation
  • Children's  Programmes
  • Advocacy on women's issues
  • Awareness raising
  • Referrals for chronically ill, old  aged, and disabled women.
  • Family reconciliation and reintegration
  • Skills training
  • Support groups on relevant issues such as parenting and HIV/AIDS

POWA
AREA:  Vosloorus
OCCUPANTS: 6 women / 15 children
DURATION:  6 Months
CONTACT:  Mbhali Mabogoane                     
CELL:  081 270 5005 /
 083 327 3695
TEL:  011  901  0292
FAX:  011 901 0292
E-MAIL:  Vosloorus@powa.co.za

  • Women subjected to gender base violence and their children
  • G.B. Victims between 18 - 65
  • G.B. Victims from all races

No boys over the age of 14 yrs

 

  • Counselling for women
  • Play Therapy for children
  • Group therapy
  • Outreach programmes within the community
  • Preventative services
  • Assistance with legal &  court issues 

POWA
AREA:  Florida
OCCUPANTS: 6 women / 15 children
DURATION:  6 Months
CONTACT:  Jane Manana  
CELL:  72 171 4952
TEL:   011 472 6631
FAX:  011 472 6631
E-MAIL:  Vosloorus@powa.co.za
jane@powa.co.za florida@powa.co.za

  • Women subjected to gender base violence and their children
  • G.B. Victims between 18 - 65
  • G.B. Victims from all races

No bo​ys over the age of 14 yrs

  • Counselling for women
  • Play Therapy for children
  • Group therapy
  • Outreach programmes within the community
  • Preventative services
  • Assistance with legal &  court issues 

 

RIET FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTRE
AREA:  Randfontein,  Johannesburg
OCCUPANTS:
DURATION:  3-6 Months (medium term 9 Months long term)
CONTACT:  Ivan Kortje
MOB:  083 400 1630
TEL:  011 – 693 3344
FAX:  011 – 693 3344
E-MAIL:  rietchild@telkomsa.net
 

  • Proof of identification to be provided
  • Women over the age of 18 years
  • Women or victims who are in current domestic violence situations and who has nowhere to go (crises situation)
  • Victims/women with dependent children
  • Unaccompanied children who are victims of abuse for overnight only.  They need to be referred either to child line or to CPU Social Worker the next day to be placed in a place of safety (with form 4)
  • Victim/client to be willing to abide by the rules of the shelter
  • For emergency/crisis situation, case no should not be used as criteria (assessment will determine plan of action the next working day)
  • Religion or victim's belief systems and beliefs and values to be respected (no victim/client should be discriminated against)
  • Only women over the age of 18 years with dependent children will be referred for medium accommodation
  • The women must be victims of violence and sexual assault.  They must be in a dangerous situation and have nowhere to go
  • There must be a case no and the name of the investigating officer (case no not always to be used as a criteria for admission)  The case manager will make final assessment on the case
  • The victim must be willing to abide by the rules and regulations and sign a contract for the period of stay
  • Client/victim must be from Gauteng Province (with exception of immigrants)
  • Every client before admitted in the shelter to undergo a general medical check up
  • Severe physically injured and psychiatric clients cannot be admitted until declared medically fit
  • No destitute or homeless women to be referred for medium term accommodation
  • Have cut-off lines as to how many times they will be admitted
  • Victims must be willing and committed to be empowered so as to achieve independent living (self-reliant) – sign a client contract
  • No safety of the victim can be guaranteed outside the shelter except inside the shelter (indemnity form to be signed)
  • The victim/client to participate in all developmental programmes of the shelter

 

 

  • Life Skills
  • Skills Development

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     
THEODORA NDABA VICTIM SUPPORT CENTRE 
AREA:  Daveyton
OCCUPANTS:  07 women & their children
DURATION:  6 Months (max)
Drop-in for 48 hrs
if Girl, minor & younger than 18
CONTACT: Nico Molese
CELL: 082 6465917
 TEL:  011 – 426 4776
FAX:  011 – 424 0396
E-MAIL:  victimsupp@polka.co.za

Women & their children depending on availability of space

Referrals from:

  • Other Shelters
  • Hospitals
  • Other Social Workers
  • Clinics
  • SAPD

                

 

 

  • No boys over 12 yrs
  • No substance abusers
  • Girls under 18 (with Mothers control)
  • Mentally ill patients
  • No pensioners
  • No terminally ill patients

 

  • Long term, short term & emergency crisis counselling for abused women, rape survivors, adult survivors of childhood abuse, group therapy, family therapy, female and male perpetrators

 

USINDISO MINISTRIES
AREA:  Johannesburg
OCCUPANTS: 120
DURATION:  3 – 6 Months (in reality 9 moths – 1 year for some)
CONTACT:  Mrs Jay Bradley
MOB:  082 902 4611
TEL:  011 – 334 1143
FAX:  011 – 334 1206
E-MAIL: usindisomin@wirelessza.co.za
  • Teenage girls from abusive situations and the streets
  • Victims of Human Trafficking

Severely physically disabled (lift often is not working)

 

 

  • Skills Development
  • Baby Care
  • Nursery School

 

WAWA
AREA:  TOEKOMSRUS RANDFONTEIN
OCCUPANTS: 33 occupants
DURATION:  3 Days
CONTACT:  Hester Green
CELL:  083 948 0725
TEL: 011 693 4504
FAX: 
E-MAIL: info@wawagreendoor.co.za

Women with Children exposed to Domestic Violence incidents

Only keeping them for 3 days refer appropriate

 

 

 

  • Accompany to Court
  • Assist with Protection Orders
  • Family & Couple Intervention

 

 

 

YOUTH FOR SURVIVAL
AREA: Pretoria West x2 adjacent houses
OCCUPANTS: 45
DURATION: 6 months
CONTACT: Mosha Mathe
CELL: 082 256 0093
TEL: 012 326 1236
FAX: 012 – 326 1236
E-MAIL: lerato.nkamba@yahoo.co.uk

Abused women and their children

  • No boys over 12 years
  • No females under 18 years
  • No substance abusers
  • No mentally ill patients
  • No terminally ill patients
  • No destitute clients
  • Counselling
  • Group Work
  • Life skills
  • Skills Training
  • Computer Literacy
  • Sewing
  • In-house factory manufacturing the Wonder Bag for Shoprite
  • Beading & Crafting
  • Cashiering Course
  • Costing, Marketing & Pricing Course