Who can help me?
Finding people to help you when you have no idea of where to start can be a challenge. Especially when you don’t know what to do and what the requirements are. Here is a list of contacts and their area of specialty.
Forensic Social Workers
The Teddy Bear Clinic
The Teddy Bear Clinic provides efficient and professional service that promotes abused children’s healing and stop further abuse. Their victim support services include medico-legal examinations, forensic assessments (which means the reports they write can be used in court), psychological assessments, therapeutic counselling and support, court preparation and support and run a shaken and abused baby initiative.
Contact: 011 484 4554
Fax: 011 484 4551
Address: 2nd Floor, Children’s Memorial Institute, 13 Joubert Street Extension, Parktown, Johannesburg 2193
Charlotte Maxexe Hospital
Contact: 011 481 5118
Fax: 011 642 6027
Address: Ward 297, 9th Floor, Yellow Block, Charlotte Maxexe Hospital, Jubilee Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
Frontline Services – Shelters, counseling, and legal advice
POWA provides shelter services for clients (and their children where relevant) who have been the victims of GBV. These services are located in the East and West Rand, and a “second stage” house is located in Berea. POWA also provides several forms of counseling to clients (including shelter clients), such as face-to-face counseling, support groups (facilitated by a social worker) and telephone counseling and referrals. The Legal and Advocacy Department at POWA also assist women (approximately 50 per month) with telephonic and face-to-face-legal advice to women, court preparation and support, and referral to other professionals and practitioners (pro bono).
POWA Head Office
Telephone: 011 642 4345/6
Fax: 011 484 3195
Web address: www.powa.co.za