Cops collect to care

2017-08-29 06:01

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Sisters Incorporated, a shelter for abused women and their children, got a boost from Wynberg police officers.

The police officers donated toiletries, stationery and games for children. All the items were sponsored by the community policing forum and police officers.

Delene Roberts, manager of Sisters Incorporated, says it was very heartwarming as police officers and members of the public put their hands in their own pockets to support the plight of the women and children in their care.

Wynberg police spokesperson Captain Ntomboxolo Nqunqeka says it is one of the organisations they support.

“This is one of the women’s projects that we help. We had to support them as they do an admirable job and also to show from our side as police officers it’s not all about arresting and chasing criminals. We are also about the wellbeing of the community and we really support local organisations as much as we can,” she says.

The organisation, which is 57 years old, is based in the southern suburbs.

“We are able to accommodate up to 28 women and their children in our home and our aim is to help the women in our care heal from the traumas they have experienced and assist them to equip themselves to enter the job market and take up the threads of their lives when it is time for them to re-enter the community. We are a home for abused women and their children and pregnant women considering putting their babies up for adoption, as well as rape victims,” says Roberts.

The organisation offers therapeutic counselling and skills development in the form of basic computer training, making jewellery from beads, knitting, crocheting and mosaic. It also has a child care facility for children up to the age of five or six where they also offer therapeutic services.

“Older resident schoolchildren use the facility as an aftercare whereby the teacher will assist them with homework. We make use of external partnerships for referrals, such as Rape Crisis and Famsa. 

“We assist and offer services to women over the age of 18 for initial screening, placement and further referral,” says Roberts.

“Lately, we find that it is self-referrals or family and friends who are concerned contact us. Women will be referred via the department of social development, police officers or hospitals and women come from anywhere in the province.”

The organisation needs donations of cash or items and volunteers.  

For more information contact Sisters Incorporated on 0217974 190 or admin@sisters.org.za.

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