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.
“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.”
“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 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.”
“Helping the residents regain some of their self-worth.”