Hope Ithemba opened its doors on the 13th June 2008 with the purpose of coming alongside ladies in a crisis/unwanted pregnancy. We provide education and confidential assistance in a compassionate atmosphere. Lifestyle counselling has also become an important part of our Centre. Due to the great need we have now started distributing parcels to assist women and their little ones.
A pregnancy will always change your life whether planned or unexpected and there can be many confusing feelings and issues which can be difficult to talk about. At Hope we offer a safe place to come and talk through these issues confidentially and we can equip and support you to make the right decisions or steps for your own unique situation.
Volunteers counsel, do sonars, HIV testing, sort donated clothing into age appropriate sizes as well as organize the food pantry.
All of our counsellors attend a counselling course that covers many elements including communication skills and crisis intervention.
Each counsellor is screened and trained in accredited courses. They are specifically trained to do HIV testing and counselling. These volunteers are part of a morning and afternoon rotation schedule each week.
Most of the ladies who come to Hope need some sort of counselling. If you are able and willing to take a weekly time slot to counsel, please contact us for the next training course details.