TO reach their goal of making a difference in the community Amanzimtoti Trauma Unit, trading as Turning Point, asks that the community considers supporting their major fund-raiser, a golf day event on October 26, to help generate funds to meet the needs of all the services below. More details and prizes regarding this great event will follow soon, watch this space.
Turning Point was founded in
September 2009 due to the increase in domestic violence in our community. During recent years there have been various legal developments to attempt to improve the position of women and children in the areas of domestic violence, sexual offences and family law.
Although our constitutional privilege has provided the vehicle for legislative and judicial intervention to deal with violence against women and children and to empower them, the number of domestic violence cases still increase.
Turning Points vision is to see a community free from crime and abuse. Their mission is to
provide care and support to victims of trauma and abuse. To facilitate restoration by empowering individuals, families and the community by transformation.
Registered with the Department of Social Development as a safe house for abused women and their children, the organisation provides a safe, neat and clean haven for their guests.
House mother(s) are on duty 24/7 to take care of our guests and our social worker provides information, counselling and assistance to the guests on an on-going basis.
Turning Point develops a care plan for each guest and daily they partake in devotions, empowerment, skills development and sustainability workshops to help them step out when they ready to so and start building a new life forward.
Other services include debriefing (normalise reactions, educate about coping skills and offer guidance on warning signs) of all victims of crime and trauma at the crime scene or place of incident; and psychosocial services (on-going counselling or therapy) to clients and as well as any person in the community.
Psychosocial services also means to care for a person’s emotional and social well being after the devastating effects of trauma.
They have several outreach programmes (stress and burnout, child protection, positive family relationships, healthy lifestyle or living, positive self-esteem, teenage pregnancies, drug and substance abuse, victim’s rights, sexual harassment) running in the community at different schools, hospitals, clinics, police stations, private companies, and more.
They also support and assist victims in all of the above.
If you have any queries regarding our services or would like to make any form of donation towards their great cause, contact their office on 031 903 7777.