WIZO’s three residential Shelters are safe havens for women and children who have suffered violence and are in immediate danger. The shelters provide therapeutic, social, legal and educational services free of charge to support and prepare women and their children for an independent life free from violence and abuse. The shelters also supply food, clothes and toys, as well as job assistance and support to find a new home. Young children attend the Day Care Centre on site whilst older children are enrolled at nearby kindergartens and schools. WIZO enables women to gain financial independence and self-esteem as part of a holistic plan that empowers mothers to provide a better future for themselves and their children.
Our shelters reached full capacity following the 95% increase in domestic abuse reports during Covid-19 lockdowns. WIZO was the only organisation to swiftly react to this situation and open an additional emergency shelter.