The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius


Date: October 10, 2019
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The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members.

ABOUT US 

September 2017, Gender Links Mauritius opened the first halfway home in Mauritius called Safe Haven. A Halfway Home is a place that serves as a residence for people in need; providing them with the necessary skills to re-integrate into society and to better support and care for themselves.

Safe Haven Halfway Home (SHHH) welcomes young women from the age of 18 who have had traumatising past experiences, and yet are determined to render their present and future beautiful. These women come from different socio-economic backgrounds and have known various types of violence including physical, sexual, emotional and economic. Safe Haven is an ongoing service-based non-for-profit activity for homeless, abused young girls, women victims of domestic violence, teenage mothers and their children.

 

View our October 2020 Newsletter 

 

WHAT WE DO 

Counselling and psychological support
Residents are provided with counselling and psychological support.
The Shelter Manager and the House Coordinator attend the medical sessions with the resident and a follow up is made.

Self Esteem, personal development and hygiene
Residents take part in in-house training that enhance their self-esteem, empower them and teach them about personal hygiene

Literacy & Numeracy
It has also been noted that the residents of SHHH have a very poor academic background due to their school dropout at a very early age. They are given support to restart/ renew their academic ventures. The children are closely monitored in terms of their academic and extra-curricular performance. Group activities with children are done regularly ensuring the well-being of our kids

Economic Empowerment
Residents are encouraged to join the labour market in order to be financially independent. They learn how to write their CVs and motivation letters and are linked with job opportunities.

TO DONATE 

Account name – Gender Links

Bank – STATE BANK OF MAURITIUS

Iban-MU28STCB118003010012040600

Swift Code- STCBMUMU

Account Number- 62030100120406

 

Read extracts of the I-stories of our residents here. 


3 thoughts on “The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius”

Shaan says:

Im shaan cld i know more abt safe haven

Sheistah Bundhoo says:

Hello Shaan,

You can get in touch with us via email on progmauritius@genderlinks.org.za or by calling on +230 4373960.

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