Women who are victims of abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and/or victims of human trafficking are provided with trauma support and counselling.
The programme provides a short term safe place for victims and their children. It provides a safe secure environment, emotional support, counselling, blankets, meals and clothing. They are referred to social workers who specialise in trauma counselling for women who have suffered and/or are suffering abuse. The shelters further empowers victims with life and developmental skills programmes.
How to access the service?
Individuals and victims of abuse can visit the Gauteng Department of Social Development offices closest to them.
For after hours, visit the nearest police station for assistance.