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Victim Empowerment Centre
VICTIM EMPOWERMENT CENTRE
The Community Police Members based at the De Deur SAPS have, with the generosity of Local Business and Individuals, renovated the existing Trauma Unit at De Deur SAPS. The Victim Empowerment Centre will be the first stop for anyone in the Greater De Deur Area, who is in need of Basic Trauma De-Briefing.
PURPOSE OF THE VICTIM EMPOWERMENT CENTRE
To make the trauma of crime less painful. 

To help the victim of crime feel relaxed, in more homely surrounds, whilst taking their statement. 

To assist our local Police in offering support following a trauma of any kind. 

To be a collection and distribution point for clothing and toys for the many needy Homes and Individuals in the Greater De Deur Area

VICTIM EMPOWERMENT HAPPENINGS
Remembering Victims of Violent Crime Remembrance walk
8th October 2011
Operation Winter Blanket
Aug 2011
Radio Jacaranda kindly donated blankets to our centre for distribution Monday 1st August
Blankets handed to Avondrus Ouetehuis /Eventide Old Age Home Sunday 6th August
Operation Palesa (Flower)
3 Mar 2011
Sweet Packs being handed to Homes
24 Dec 2010
(Kindly Donated by Christo Smith Councilor Midvaal Local Municipality)
Abandoned Baby Care Walkers Fruit Farms
Amazing Grace Tederfield
Precious Place of Hope Apple Orchards
Community Police bring Joy to Children from Carita's Children's Home
19 Dec 2010
Love Bags for traumatised children handed over to The De Deur
 Victim Empowerment centre
19 Dec 2010
Can you imagine how a young child, who had been physically, mentally or sexually abused (sometimes all three) must feel when they have been taken away from their homes and put in a strange and unfriendly environment 
 
Henley on Klip Lions Club has started a programme in which these children are each given a Love Bag containing only the most basic items, i.e. Soft Toy, Tooth Brush, Tooth paste, soap, wash cloth, colouring book and crayons, underwear (in cases of rape the underwear is often taken away for forensic investigation), sweets. These Love bags are the first step on the path to healing. In many instances it is the first time that these children have been given something that belongs to them alone. 
 
These Love Bags are sent to Child Welfare, Child Line and SAPS Places of Safety. The contents are packed according to the age and sex of the child e.g. more personal items are packed for teenage girls. 
 
A small Diary with a pen would be provided for the older children. Packs for babies containing nappies, a dummy, feeding bottle and baby food are also provided. 
 
Please help us support our children in Midvaal and let them know that the world is not as unfeeling and hurtful as they, in their short lives, have perceived it to be. 
 
To the Lions of Henley We Salute You
Weilers Farm
31 Oct 2010
Faith Marele lives in Weilers Farm and identifies children and adults in dire need of clothes, blankets or any donations needed. Pauline Kaufman and Caroline Vilares from the Victim Empowerment Centre handed over donations to 7 children
Walkerville Community Police Helping in their Community
2010
Donation made to Adonia Care Centre
Donation made to Abbey field
Members of the De Deur SAPS and Victim Empowerment Centre held
a prayer meeting at the scene of a recent crime
2010
The De Deur Victim Empowerment centre opening.
12 Jun 2010
The Ceremony
Entertainment by the Love and Hope Group
Inspecting revamped Centre
Placing of Hands on wall
Community Police Thanking Colonel Slabbert
Executive Mayor and MMCs Midvaal Local Municipality  
visits Victim Empowerment Centre.
2010
Victim Empowerment Centre Work in Progress
2010