Sisters Incorporated aims to help women and their children heal through holistic therapy during a crisis time in their life.

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.


Protecting, Supporting and Empowering


We aim to help women and their children in crisis heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.



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Sisters Incorporated plays a critical role in protecting, supporting and empowering women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence, abuse and stigmatisation that is so prevalent and widespread in our communities.

With a history spanning over 60 years in Cape Town, Sisters Incorporated has evolved from being a refuge for single mothers into a safe haven caring for women and their children.

We provide care – free of judgement, criticism and bias – and aspire to empower those who pass through our doors, to become better equipped for their role in society.

We rely on contributions from you to keep Sisters Incorporated open for abused women and their children. Help now by donating via SnapScan.

Sisters Incorporated is a beacon of hope in a community plagued by domestic violence and abuse; providing care, lodging, counseling and skills to those who need it the most.



Sister Cities International is a non-profit diplomacy and citizens network that creates and strengthens partnerships between communities in the USA and those in other worldwide countries. The SCI 2023 Global Summit recently took place in Cape Town, South Africa. The first summit in Africa. Sisters Incorporated was one of four local NPO’s selected as philanthropic partners, in the SCI Nelson Mandela Day of Giving.

We are extremely grateful and appreciative for this opportunity, the SCI programme planners and the volunteers who executed their Nelson Mandela day of giving at Sisters Incorporated. We experienced meaningful moments, established new friendships and a partnership we deeply value. Most importantly, thank you for all the wonderful gifts you shared with our residents and their children at Sisters Incorporated. Your much needed donations in kind  and most importantly, your most generous financial donations, will indeed make a major differ


Heartfelt thanks to Kim Palmer, On The Ball College and On The Ball Foundation for this new partnership.

We are excited about this new venture and for what the future holds for the women and children in our care that will have access to this resource centre.

Kim Palmer says, “We are overjoyed to have had the privilege to work with Sisters Incorporated, who offer care to women and their children who have been victims of abuse. We have learned through this project, that we all have the chance to spread light and make a difference in changing someone’s path for the better. Thank you for the special day and we hope this opens up future opportunities for women who enter this centre, Art Throttle On The Ball Foundation.”.

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 Credit card facility available.


Skills training is an integral part of our therapeutic programme. Through intentional creative activities and reflection our residents increase personal capacity to recognise their own abilities, strengths, abilities and potential.

Furthermore the activities creates an awareness of setting goal directed action, which impacts their personal healing process. Giving a hand forward as they complete their time at Sisters Incorporated, through the skills experience they have learnt new skills, but most importantly, goal directed action in their personal lives.


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