Organisations that can help (NGO’s)
POWA (People Opposing Women Abuse)
POWA is a “feminist, women’s rights organisation that provides services and engages in advocacy. They provide shelter and counselling services for clients (and their children where relevant) who have been the victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). These services are located in the East and West Rand, and a “second stage” house is located in Berea.
Counseling services include; individual counseling, group counseling, survivor’s emails enquiries, telephone counselling and Thuthuzela Care Centres.
SMS or send please call +27 67 618 8467 / +27 67 115 8905 to be contacted.
64 Mitchell Street, Berea
011 642 4345/6
Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital
011 933 2333
Monisi Section Katlehong
011 905 2211
1620 Ditshego Street Basothong Section Vosloorus
011 906 4259
43 Benin and Jackie Ncube Street, Ethafeni Multi-Skills Centre
065 862 4095
12320/105 Beverly Hills, Evaton West
081 383 7698
ADAPT (Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training)
A non-profit organisation based in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. It provides counselling to women survivors of violence but also provides community education, conducts research, advocacy and lobbying, and builds community support for women and vulnerable girl children.
FAMSA (Family and Marriage Society of SA)
Provides counselling, education and training for South Africans who want help with relationship issues. Help communities in focus areas such as violence and trauma, HIV/AIDS, abusive relationships, poverty and relationship breakdown.
Gender-Based Violence Command Centre
The Department of Social Development opened a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Command Centre in November 2013. It operates 24 hours a day and is operational all year long to assist victims of gender-based violence.
0800 428 428
Send a please call me to *120*7867#
SMS Help to 31531
Provides anonymous, confidential and accessible telephonic information, counselling and referrals in all 11 official languages to survivors, witnesses and perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
Masimanyane Women’s Rights International
An advocacy and empowerment organisation that works with local, national, and global partners to strengthen women’s rights, reduce HIV/Aids, and eradicate violence against women. It evolved from the Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre, which was established to address the critical issue of violence against women and now also participates in research, documentation, and advocacy.
Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development
A non-profit, non-governmental organization located in Lenasia, Johannesburg, Nisaa focuses on the prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and the empowerment of women who have been abused by their partners. It provides counselling and shelter services, awareness and advocacy, training and developing local, national, regional and international partnerships.
Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children
Situated in Manenberg, Cape Town, they cater to women and children abuse survivors. They have a 24-hour crisis response; a residential shelter and transitional housing; legal assistance; and job-skills training bringing together a number of organisations both within government structures and the non-governmental spaces.
Made up of NGOs, community-based organisations, research institutions and legal services. Members work with adults, children, people with disabilities, sex workers and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and intersex community and other key populations. It operates as a coalition of organisations through collaboration under one umbrella.
Sonke Gender Justice
An organisation in South Africa that promotes gender equality, fights to curb domestic violence, and reduce the spread of HIV. This organisation carries out several programmes to advance the prevention of domestic violence, such as the One Man Campaign and the Sonke’s Social and Structural Drivers.
Cape Town: +27 (0)21 423 7088
Johannesburg: +27 (0)11 339 3589
Bushbuckridge Satellite Office: +27 (0)13 795 5076
Gugulethu Satellite Office: +27 (0)21 633 3140
TEARS Foundation provides access to crisis intervention, advocacy, counselling, and prevention education services for those impacted by domestic violence and child abuse. Confidential services are provided to all victims at no charge.
The Trauma Centre
The Frida Hartley Shelter
Located in Yeoville, Johannesburg and takes in homeless women and their children who have survived neglect, abuse, trauma, and homelessness. It provides a home to women who have lost their jobs and are struggling financially, and young homeless mothers looking to kick-start their lives.