Women and Children's Shelter

South Africa holds the unfortunate distinction of being one of the worst places on earth to be a woman or a child, particularly girls, when it comes to gender based violence.

This project aims to create a haven for those in desperate need of emergency shelter from domestic abuse, violence, trafficking, poverty, and abandonment.

The plan: We have recently taken possession of a vacant building comprising of a 5-bed residential house with a 2 bed self-contained annex attached. There is now an opportunity to convert this house into a full time women and children’s shelter serving the area of Parys, South Africa, housing up to 20 children and women for short to medium term placements.

We are seeking partners who share our commitment to making a lasting impact. A single, impactful contribution will allow us to swiftly repurpose the premises, ensuring the immediate safety of those in crisis. 

A strategic partnership with Social Services will ensure comprehensive support. This collaboration will facilitate effective exit strategies for longer term housing solutions, counselling services, and signposting for further assistance.

Beyond immediate shelter, Operation Safe Place aims to offer short-term fostering for these children. This will provide them with Christian discipleship, skills and personal development, volunteering, leadership opportunities, attending weekly children’s church/worship sessions and empowering them with better opportunities for a brighter future.


Our proposed site sits within the 52 hectare land and comprises of a 
7 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom facility.