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Our Team

Meet the people who make it possible

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.

Our Team

Dr Elsa van der Watt

social worker

Elsa van der Watt the therapeutic manager is a qualified social worker with a passion for people, development and holistic service interventions linked to the reality of the client, the demands and challenges of life and the best practices modules of service delivery both on national and international level. A full understanding of the client and her reality is the key to dig deep into her past with her and place the missing blocks caused by abuse and lack of guidance, to move with the client to a more solid strategy for the future. Trauma sensitive care forms the basis of the environment the safe house creates to allow for expression of emotion and pain in a safe therapeutic environment.

Mientie Kroukamp

social worker

Rozanne Robertson

social auxiliary worker

I love my Job because I can be part of someone’s healing process.. I can help some in need with out limits.. I love it because I can witness how some can take there broken pieces and start building a new life there is just so much joy in help someone or planting a seed in someone’s life…

Leonice Daniels

social auxiliary worker

Maatskap was altyd my passie gewees. Ek het altyd gedroom toe ek op skool was hoe gaan ek mense eendag help en motiveer. Om by die Safe House te werk is een van die grootste voorregte. Om met Vroue en kinders te werk wat emosionele gebroke is, fiesies merke van geweld het, en trauma wat hulle ervaar is elke dag ‘n reis, maar om ‘ n pad met Hulle te stap, te motiveer, die leiding te gee is wat Ek┬álief is voor om te doen. Elke dag is nie maklik nie, elke dag kom met baie groot uitdagings, maar mens raak so geheg aan die kliente dat jy later tot by ‘n punt kom en besef dit was’ n vreemdeling wat eens op ‘n tyd by die deur in gestap het, maar familie Kom word het, en dit is wat ons is by die Safe House een groot familie wat vir mekaar ondersteuning bied

Charlene Abels

office administrator

I think that the best part of my job is that I get to work for an organization that is mission-driven and I am surrounded by people who are amazing, inspiring, awesome and care deeply about making the community a better place.