Here is a sneak peek of what we envision 🙂
L’Abrie de Dieu Safe House is the only shelter of its kind in the Greater Stellenbosch Municipal District. It is special in the sense that we assist victims to come to terms with past trauma and helping them to develop into successful, mature individuals – even if it takes months.
At present, our most important objective is to expand in order to house more women. At L’Abrie de Dieu we do not only accommodate women on a short term basis, but also facilitate a holistic recovering strategy. In our care the women receive medical assistance, psychological counselling, skills training, job readiness guidance, good parenting coaching and relationship counselling. Sadly, the need for our services is not diminishing – rather we have an ever increasing demand of our services and we are incapable of helping everyone in need.
For this reason, we need to build on an addition to the current facility in order to accommodate more women and their children as well as deliver better services to them. Our building plans were approved by our board already 2011 and we have been looking for donors who would be able to assist us with this project.
This expansion will ensure SIX more bedrooms, two extra full bathrooms, a large Skills Training facility and an appropriate Therapeutic Intervention and Counselling Room.
It is our sincere hope that we will receive funding for this cause. No woman in need should have to be turned away.
Donations can be made directly into the Safe House account (please use the reference Building Fund):
L’Abrie de Dieu , ABSA, 632005, Current account 4069604712
For more information, please call Lee at: +27 (0)21 883 2574