NAME OF CENTRE CONTACT NUMBER EMAIL WEBSITE ADDRESS
LifeLine Rape and Crisis Pietermaritzburg 033 3424447 (Tel) director@lifeonline.co.za admin@lifeonline.co.za
033 3453946 (Fax) finance@lifeonline.co.za
079 506 0000 (SMS) volunteer@lifeonline.co.za
033 394 444 (Crisis) admin@lifeonline.co.za

 

Address of Centre

14 Princess Street

Pietermaritzburg

3201

LifeLine PMB covers five Municipal Districts viz uMgungundlovu, uThukela, Sisonke, Amajuba and uMzinyathi in KZN. The centre offers both proactive and reactive services to individuals, groups and communities.  In terms of the reactive program (Counselling services) we offer a 24 hour telephone crisis line, Face to Face counselling via appointment, Online counselling that can be accessed via our website www.lifeonline.co.za. All our counsellors are trained volunteers who donate their time as a service to the community.  Counsellors are trained to empower callers/clients to cope better with their lives. Our counsellors are able to keep confidences and are unbiased and accepting.

NO PROBLEM IS TOO BIG, OR TOO SMALL… IT IS OK TO ASK FOR HELP!!!

Our reactive work (prevention services) is done through community dialogues, workshops and training in different communities.

We have 5 main programs we are currently offering in different communities.

  1. Our Training Programme covers Personal Growth and Counselling Skills, 10 Day HIV/AIDS Course.
  2. Gender Based Violence program – which supports the survivors of rape and domestic violence. We have lay counsellors stationed in seven crisis centres in all five districts municipalities to offer support to the survivors of GBV. We also conduct dialogues aimed at identifying the root causes to GBV and assist communities to come-up with possible solutions in order to reduce the scourge of GBV.
  3. AIDS Wellness program- aimed at reducing the prevalence of HIV in the five district municipalities we are currently working with. Mobile and on-site HCT is offered in different communities. Clients testing HIV+ are assisted with CD4 counts and referred for ART’s when eligible. We also run support groups for teenagers born HIV positive.
  4. Family Matters Programme -offers training to care givers on sex and sexuality so that they could communicate easily with their 09-12 years old.
  5. Sexual Reproductive Health program- this program aims at reducing teenage pregnancy in schools and helping youth to plan their pregnancies. We have school based dialogues with teenagers and sexuality, contraceptives, relationships etc. are discussed in these dialogues. We have started an on-line teen parents support groups to support all teenage parents and their care givers, web site is www.lifelinepregnancysupport.org