One Day Emergency Shelter for Women & their Children (established 2017)
In September 2017, 6 brave, ordinary women lived for 12 nights – alone – on the streets of Krugersdorp; becoming the face of Melodie van Brakel’s relentless campaign to raise awareness around the plight of the homeless, and the desperate need for a safe shelter for women such as these. A tireless media and community drive paid off; two months later, at the end of November 2017, the TOWER OF LIFE SHELTER FOR WOMEN (and their own children) was opened.
On 1 April 2020, the shelter become fully owned, managed and operated by THE CRADLE OF HOPE, and renamed THE CRADLE OF HOPE ONE DAY EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR WOMEN.
The shelter provides emergency, temporary, overnight safety to 24 women & their children; this includes a warm & clean bed with bedding, a hot shower, basic toiletries and a nutritious, filling dinner. The women and children that are assisted at the shelter mostly come to us as a result of domestic trauma and abuse and human trafficking.