Help us Fight against Child Sexual Abuse

PATCH strives to HELP all child survivors of sexual abuse find HOPE and HEALING. PATCH provides a holistic set of services to the survivors of child sexual abuse. The response include assessment, therapeutic interventions, court preparation, and a 24-hour crisis line. All services are provided by a skilled team of registered Social Workers and Social Auxiliary workers.

Get Help Now

You are not alone. Please call our 24 Hour Helpline 021 852 6110 — one of our experienced crisis workers is waiting to assist.

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1. Child Assessments

All children referred to PATCH for suspected child sexual abuse is assessed. The first step for is a socio-emotional assessment. If within 72-hours of an incident, a medico-legal assessment is carried out.

2. Therapeutic Services

A range of professional therapeutic services for child survivors are offered by qualified social workers and psychological counsellors based at our centres throughout the Helderberg basin.

3. Court Preparation

Appearing in a criminal court is a very frightening experience for an adult, even more so for a young child. PATCH provides court preparation and support services to all child survivors, their families for cases that are being prosecuted in a sexual offences or magistrate court. Preparatory sessions are also facilitated for witnesses.

4. 24 Hour Helpline

PATCH Helderberg operates a 24 hour crisis service to child survivors of sexual abuse. The service is operated by dedicated voluntary crisis workers.

Our Impact


1 in 3 Children have experienced some form of sexual abuse in SA


A South African Context


90% of abused children know their abuser

New Cases

Ongoing Cases

Children & Parents Reached

PATCH Prevention and Awareness programmes are used to educate the youth and parents of the Helderberg.

Parents are helped to understand the effects of sexual abuse on a child and different ways of dealing with the resulting trauma. Parents are encouraged to report abuse and support their children through the lengthy process following an incident of sexual abuse.

Get Involved


Would you prefer to provide items used in our services? Have a look at our wish list, purchase the items that you would like to donate, and simply contact us to arrange delivery or collection.

Coffee Trailer

Hire the PATCH Helderberg Coffee Trailer for your event or festival! Our coffee trailer delivers heart warming Terbodore Coffee and delectable waffles to your event.

Second Hand Store

Come and discover the hidden Le Patch treasures at the PATCH Head Office in Somerset West. All proceeds go to supporting the services offered to child survivors and their families.


As a non-profit organisation, the essential services offered by PATCH Helderberg, are only possible through YOUR generosity!

Get in Touch!

Are you interested in learning more about PATCH Helderberg and our work?

Please send us a message using the contact form here and we will be in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Some of you may know about one of our child clients who endured unfathomable sexual abuse over a number of years. As part of her recovery, we enrolled her into a fantastic school last year, all due to the generous support of individuals. She is thriving beautifully, more than we could ever have expected. We would LOVE to keep her in school and ask once again for your support. The fees are R5000 per month. The school pays for her stationery, outings and all additional items or materials she may need. This has been life changing and we ask that you please assist her, she has no other support but she possesses the potential to be something and someone incredibly great! Contact Amanda via email for more info, or simply contribute by scanning our SnapScan code below. ... See MoreSee Less

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PATCH Child Abuse Centre

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💔 “What you see is what I have left to cope. It’s my best effort to survive and it’s my call for help.”

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