Ikhaya Lethemba – Residential/Shelter Services

Ikhaya Lethemba is the provincial flagship project of the Dept of Community Safety and is based in Braamfontein.  It is a One Stop Centre for female victims of crime and violence.  The shelter can accommodate 120 women and children for a period of up to 9 months.
LifeLine’s Social Work team provide individual and group counselling to shelter residents.  LifeLine is also responsible for running an in-house crèche that can accommodate 8 babies, 22 toddlers and 17 pre-school children.  LifeLine volunteers are responsible for running an in-house library and gym.  LifeLine runs after school homework programmes and school holiday programmes for the children accommodated with their mothers in the shelter.

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