St.Mary,s Home of HOPE was establish through faith, sacrifice and a lot of prayers with patience awaiting the answer of God. We are situated in Point Street, just behind Parow Park. We have a 1st phase in which we can accommodate 8 women and 8 children. And a 2nd phase in which we can accommodate 16 women and 16 children.
Also depend on how many children the women have.
Working on Wholeness ( WOW )
For the past 3 months, we provide in depth counseling to the survivor who will also attend the life skills coaching and skills training program’s which will be presented as part of her exit plan, pending on her progress and based on the survivors decision; in partnership with organization’s like.
SAPS, Mosaic, Famsa, Department of Social Development.
We will Provide services to the perpetrator and facilitate the process of family mediation and reunification or alternatively assist the survivor with the legal procedures for separation.
Once the survivor and perpetrator have been reunited, we will provide aftercare family support groups once a month.
In recognition of your contribution to the organization, we undertake to advertise your logo (supplied by yourselves) on our Vehicle, Annual Report, newsletters and on our banners which are displayed at all our fundraising events and awareness campaigns and concurrently on our training manuals.
We also have a branch in Paarl:
St Mary's Home
Due to the nature of our organization
and for the safety of the residents,
please contact us for our address and directions.
How the victims of abuse experience their time with us:
We provide a temporary safe home for the victims of abuse, social welfare services to the victim and perpetrator; create job and rehabilitation opportunities, mediation for family reunification and re-integration into society. During this time, the people that pass though our doors experience a new cycle of life...
The victim enters the shelter in a depressive state.
One month into program
Within a month, the victim has started thinking differently and has the aim to regain control of life.
At the end of the stay at the shelter, the person is ready to face the world and make the correct decisions.
All the images depicting the various stages of the cycle in the shelter are pictures of artwork on the Parow Shelter premises.