In a recent blog, Annie Lennox shares her most recent visit to Nonceba, a family counselling centre and shelter for women supported by The Circle.
Nonceba is located in Khayelitsha, a township in Western Cape, South Africa.
“The range of services Nonceba offers is comprehensive and holistic. Social workers are available to help women seek and receive the support they are entitled to, and counsellors help women and children deal with the traumas they are faced with. There are play spaces and simple bedrooms in the safe houses, where mothers can stay together with their children. Child care is provided. A crèche is run, so mothers have a safe and caring place to leave their children whilst they are at work, and the community hall is a place where past and current service users, as well as staff, can come together for support, encouragement and laughs. Once the women do eventually leave Nonceba, continued support is available after their stay.”
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