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Sisters Incorporated - Caring for survivors of abuse

Offering a hand-up instead of a hand-out

Sisters Incorporated aims to help every woman, teenager and child in crisis heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Light, hope and gratitude…
During the early days as the Covid-19 and Gender Based Violence (GBV) pandemics unfolded, we realised that we would be in for a long haul challenge. We quickly transitioned into a mindset of managing and adapting to change as we searched for direction. To read more, download our Annual Report here.

We did it!
Thank you to all those that joined us for our virtual Annual General Meeting. If you could not attend or would like a recap, you can download and view the meeting here.

Through the eyes of a fictional female survivor, this book charts the remarkable 60-year history of Sisters Incorporated. It begins when the indomitable founders, Lyn Veldhuizen and Sue Henderson, who registered Sisters Incorporated as a social welfare organisation for single, pregnant white mothers in 1959.

The book records the growth of Sisters Incorporated through the apartheid years to the coming of democracy to South Africa in 1994, and from whence Sisters Incorporated flowered into an organisation open to all women, regardless of colour, creed, race or economic circumstances. From that time its doors were open, not only to unwed mothers, but mainly to abused women and their children. It is a remarkable testament, despite all odds, to the resilience of the women of our country, both for those who flee abusive relationships and for those who contribute selflessly to their healing.

This is their story.

Read more in the book ‘Survivors’, written by Dulcie Kirby and designed and produced by Opechee Design Studio. Purchase your copy for R150.00 by calling 021 797 4190 or emailing info@sisters.org.za. Credit card facility available.

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Sisters Incorporated.


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Sisters Incorporated can help you
get back to the life you deserve.


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Our services

Domestic violence, abuse and stigmatisation is so
prevalent and widespread in our communities.

Sisters Incorporated plays a critical role in protecting, supporting
and empowering women who are survivors of these situations.

About our shelter

Sisters Incorporated was founded
to become a safe haven for women
and their children in need.


Our services

Whether it is immediate help or
counseling, Sisters Incorporated
is here for you.


Contact us

Get in touch … we’d love to hear from you

t. +27 21 797 4190
f. +27 21 797 4190
m. +27 62 532 4427

General enquiries. manager@sisters.org.za
Enquiries for the social worker. socialworker@sisters.org.za


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