About Us

Yokhuselo Haven, the first shelter in the Nelson Mandela Bay, established in 1988, is dedicated to helping women and their children who are affected by domestic violence.

At the time of its establishment, women had limited rights to protect themselves and their children against abuse. The first law to protect women, the Domestic Violence Act (1998), was only published ten years after the establishment of the centre. Therefore, the need for the organisation was critical at the time of its establishment, but sadly the need has not diminished.

Despite the passing of several laws to protect women and their children, the statistics on domestic violence continue to increase in South Africa.

While the poor implementation of laws is yet to be addressed, women and their children remain in dire need of support including emergency shelter, information and legal guidance to help them escape the control of the abuser.

Yokhuselo Haven provides both short and long-term support and helps women achieve independence from the abuser.

Signs of abuse

- Repeated bruises, broken bones or other injuries are ostensibly caused by ‘falls’ or accidents
- Children afraid of their father may be abused by him
- Mothers who are being abused can also abuse their children
- Complaints of vague fears, anxiety or depression
- Excessively withdrawn or quiet
- Being afraid of partner
- Being criticized or put down in front of others
- Hiding bruises with long-sleeved or high-necked tops in warm weather
- Heavy make-up, or sun glasses, hats or scarves at inappropriate times

Account name: Yokhuselo Haven
Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Cape Road, Port Elizabeth
Universal Code: 198765
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
Account Number: 1263034470

About Us

Yokhuselo Haven, the first shelter in the Nelson Mandela Bay, established in 1988, is dedicated to helping women and their children who are affected by domestic violence.

At the time of its establishment, women had limited rights to protect themselves and their children against abuse. The first law to protect women, the Domestic Violence Act (1998), was only published ten years after the establishment of the centre. Therefore, the need for the organisation was critical at the time of its establishment, but sadly the need has not diminished.

Despite the passing of several laws to protect women and their children, the statistics on domestic violence continue to increase in South Africa.

While the poor implementation of laws is yet to be addressed, women and their children remain in dire need of support including emergency shelter, information and legal guidance to help them escape the control of the abuser.

Yokhuselo Haven provides both short and long-term support and helps women achieve independence from the abuser.

Signs of abuse

- Repeated bruises, broken bones or other injuries are ostensibly caused by ‘falls’ or accidents
- Children afraid of their father may be abused by him
- Mothers who are being abused can also abuse their children
- Complaints of vague fears, anxiety or depression
- Excessively withdrawn or quiet
- Being afraid of partner
- Being criticized or put down in front of others
- Hiding bruises with long-sleeved or high-necked tops in warm weather
- Heavy make-up, or sun glasses, hats or scarves at inappropriate times

Account name: Yokhuselo Haven
Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Cape Road, Port Elizabeth
Universal Code: 198765
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
Account Number: 1263034470

About Us

Yokhuselo Haven, the first shelter in the Nelson Mandela Bay, established in 1988, is dedicated to helping women and their children who are affected by domestic violence.

At the time of its establishment, women had limited rights to protect themselves and their children against abuse. The first law to protect women, the Domestic Violence Act (1998), was only published ten years after the establishment of the centre. Therefore, the need for the organisation was critical at the time of its establishment, but sadly the need has not diminished.

Despite the passing of several laws to protect women and their children, the statistics on domestic violence continue to increase in South Africa.

While the poor implementation of laws is yet to be addressed, women and their children remain in dire need of support including emergency shelter, information and legal guidance to help them escape the control of the abuser.

Yokhuselo Haven provides both short and long-term support and helps women achieve independence from the abuser.

Signs of abuse

- Repeated bruises, broken bones or other injuries are ostensibly caused by ‘falls’ or accidents
- Children afraid of their father may be abused by him
- Mothers who are being abused can also abuse their children
- Complaints of vague fears, anxiety or depression
- Excessively withdrawn or quiet
- Being afraid of partner
- Being criticized or put down in front of others
- Hiding bruises with long-sleeved or high-necked tops in warm weather
- Heavy make-up, or sun glasses, hats or scarves at inappropriate times

Account name: Yokhuselo Haven
Bank: Nedbank
Branch: Cape Road, Port Elizabeth
Universal Code: 198765
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
Account Number: 1263034470