Meet the Team!
The life changing work that our Safe House does, serving as a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, could never be possible without the quality and inspirational women who work behind the scenes.
These women are the core team that keeps the heart of the Safe House beating.
The House Mothers
Nosi Danana has been a house mother at the Safe House for the past 7 years. She says she prides herself in giving the women guidance with a true mother’s heart, and that means enforcing the house rules to keep things running smoothly, but also being available to listen to them and help them talk through their issues.
What’s the best part of your job?
“To be a mother to the victims and help them on their road to recovery. Spending time with the residents, chatting with them to discuss their issues.”
How has working at Safe House impacted / changed your view on life?
“I have been fortunate to be able to do various training courses such as: Parenting Training, Decision-making and Problem solving Training, Conflict Resolution Training and Capacity training for house mothers at shelters for victims of crime and violence.
Parenting training assisted me with how I work with my own children and how to help residents with their children also.
The other training has helped me to deal with and assist victims of crime & violence at the shelter.
I gained more understanding through the training about the residents, for example when they’re moody how to treat them and support them better.”
Lydia Lakay has been house a mothers for 3 years.
Lydia says that working at the Safe House changed her view on life. “I have learned to appreciate every small blessing in life and that everyone is entitled to respect, no matter their circumstances.”
Charlene Abels has been working at the Safe House for 4 years. She is the Skills Trainer and some of her hobbies include sewing and watching movies.
What is your personal work goal for 2016?
“Helping the residents regain some of their self-worth.”
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