Shelter for Abused Women & Children (SAWAC)
- By: Saeed Foundation NPO
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/sawac
SAWAC was created because of the dire situation South Africa finds itself in currently. Gender-Based Violence and Femicide has always been rife, but due to Covid 19, the situation has now escalated.
We are constantly working within communities and have noticed the extent of the need for a Safe Haven for Women and Children of all Races, Religions, Backgrounders, and Culture. Domestic Abuse does not discriminate in the nature of its act, all Women and Children are equal when faced with abuse and all suffer the same short and long term consequences.
SAWAC plan on providing this Shelter for individuals that have been the victims of abuse, a Shelter where they will be able to come to that provides a Safe Haven from their Abuser. This Shelter will be a place of refuge, rehabilitation, therapy, growth, and empowerment.
SAWAC counselor will assist in the extraction, temporary relocation at our intermediate center where they will be counseled, assessed and further assisted with there long term relocation to our permanent Shelter on the Walkerville Farm Estate.
The Shelter for Abused Women & Children(SAWAC) is a Shelter where individuals are given a safe place to stay, a warm meal, trauma counseling, therapy and most importantly skills development that will enable them to be able to become self-sufficient and independent once they leave the Shelter, thereby preventing them from returning to their abusive environment.
Saeed Foundation NPO
We operate in the greater Sophiatown area, included is Westbury, Newclare, Riverlea, Bosmont, Coronationville and surrounding areas, by feeding 250 on a daily basis. Every 2nd week, in collaboration with Chefs with Compassion; Mashup: Westbury Youth Centre: Kofifi FM and Westbury Feed a Child, we are able to feed a further 4000 people a much needed hot meal.
Our feeding scheme has become a feature and a life-saver. As demand for our resources and as Poverty in these areas increases we require much more assistance to enable us to do more.
Since the lockdown and during Ramadan, The Saeed Foundation distributed over 14 000 meals and 3600 Grocery hampers. We are going through a very difficult time and are striving to continue to bring social relief to our people.