Our Impact

“At any given moment you have the power to say ‘This is not how the story will end’ ” – Christine Mason Miller

About Patch

PATCH strives to HELP all child survivors of sexual abuse find HOPE and HEALING

PATCH is the ONLY organisation that specialises in the Prevention and Treatment of Child sexual abuse in the Helderberg area of Cape Town, South Africa. 

We take pride in the fact that the communities we operate in have embraced PATCH in such a way that every disclosed and reported case of child sexual abuse is referred to PATCH – by the police, schools, clinics, welfare agencies and parents.

Our offices spread across the Helderberg basin – with the head office located in Somerset West – and 3 Satellite offices situated in Macassar, Strand and Lwandle.

Our Impact

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

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A South African Context

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90% of abused children know their abuser

New Cases

Ongoing Cases

Children & Parents Reached

PATCH TEAM

PATCH is made up of an extraordinary group of extraordinary individuals with an unwavering passion to serve the varied needs of the survivors of child sexual abuse in the Helderberg region.

Our team includes highly-skilled social workers, a social auxiliary worker, prevention workers and a dynamic administrative and management team.

Ada Buys

Ada Buys

Manager

Ruth Prinsloo

Ruth Prinsloo

Social Worker

Amy Dyssel

Amy Dyssel

Social Worker

John Barnard

John Barnard

Accountant

Susan de Jager

Susan de Jager

Social Worker

Robin Chiriseri

Robin Chiriseri

Social Worker

Cambell January

Cambell January

Social Worker

Angelique Oosthuizen

Angelique Oosthuizen

Social Worker

Cecile van Niekerk

Cecile van Niekerk

Social Worker

Rejaun van der Merwe

Rejaun van der Merwe

Secretary

Alison McLaughlin

Alison McLaughlin

Social Worker

Marilyn Jones

Marilyn Jones

Social Worker (Prevention)

Yulin Linklater

Yulin Linklater

Community Fundraiser

Amanda-Lea Jones

Amanda-Lea Jones

Corporate Fundraiser

Patricia Thakholi

Patricia Thakholi

Social Auxillary Worker (Prevention)

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 mandy@preciouspatch.co.za for more info, or simply contribute by scanning our SnapScan code below. ... See MoreSee Less

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PATCH Child Abuse Centre

🖤 “You see aggression, defiance, withdrawal, impulsiveness, emotional swings, and hyperactivity.”

💔 “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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