The event opened with a message from Faith Mazibuko, MEC for Community Safety Gauteng. Hope to Heal Foundation donated 30 Blankets, 40 Teddy Bears, Baby nappies, Wet wipes for the babies and treats for the children.

At this home all women sigN a 7 month contract during their stay they have to attend counselling sessions offered by a social worker, at the end of the seven months the social worker will decide if the lady is ready to leave or if her stay will be extended as some women are in a much worse condition than others.

These women come with their children and babies and if they are pregnant their babies are delivered during their stay. No one knows of the women’s whereabouts due to security purposes. The social workers assist the women in putting together a c.v and assist them in finding employment as most of them were supported by the abuser and now need to become independent.

They also learn social development skills during their stay and the kids are assisted with homework by the social workers. During their stay they are provided with toiletries, clothes, food, nappies and all other basic necessities.  Should you be in an abusive relationship and need help please contact your nearest police station or social worker whom will assist you and make arrangements for your stay and rehabilitation at the shelter.