- By: Maria Solomons
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/touchasoul
Solomons haven is a NPO Nr 014/328 WITH PBO Nr 930029288, caring for physically, mentally, sexually abused children , placed in our care by the Department of Socia Develpoment by means of a court order or Emergency Placement Order.
The haven is based in New Woodlands, Mitchells plain opened its doors 24 years ago, after helping a mother whose children were both sexually abused by their father. the girls were aged four and five at the tim. their case was succcessfully heard and after the incident Social workers continue to call the haven for assistance and we started taking abused children into our care. More than 750 children came through our doors the last couple of years
The haven is a place of safety , offering shelter,care and programs to physically, mentally and sexually abused children. Currently we provide permanent shelter to 22 children: 15 girls and 7 boys and some of them are being HIV+. Their ages range from as young as 2 years old of age.
However, as a NPO we suffer a great deal with our current transport due to a lack of funding andit is with this in mind that we are writing to you. We as an organisation are appealing to you for funding to help with helpus raise R400,00,00 for a new transport.
Twelve years ago Maria and Alec Solomon decided to make a difference. Instead of continually bemoaning the level of child abuse in our society, they opened their own home in Mitchell’s Plain as an emergency shelter for abused children.
Solomon's Haven is a street miracle, plain and simple. It heals souls and changes lives. It's an inspiration to society. And it needs all the help we can give it. Please help me to raise as much as we possibly can to help change the lives of those in need.