Crisis Line celebrates milestone in new venue

Mitchells Plan Crisis Line team are Surayah Feltsman, Cindly Sacharias, Carron Nitsckie, Veronica Chandler and Geraldine Young.

The Mitchell’s Plain Crisis Line, which will mark its 21st anniversary in December, has relocated to Eastridge from its Town Centre venue.

Geraldine Young, an auxiliary social worker, who has been with the organisation since it started, told Plainsman the organisation had previously only been approached by women and children who had suffered domestic violence and rape.

They are now focused on helping all those affected by gender-based violence and also offer group counselling and support, as well as individual counselling.

Social worker, Cindly Sacharias, who joined the organisation just over two months agao, said because of the pandemic, they have not been doing much face-to-face counselling sessions, instead offering sessions online, via platforms like WhatsApp or over the phone.

Social worker Surayah Feltsman assured those who needed their assistance, that they were available and taking the necessary steps to safeguard clients against Covid-19 infection.

“We are still here and available. (And) we make sure we take the necessary steps against Covid-19 upon visits to the organisation,” she said.

Their new address is 20 Daphne Crescent, Eastridge, and they operate from 8.30am to 5pm at their premises and 9am to 3pm on their WhatsApp line.

For more information, or to get involved, email them at mpcrisisline979@gmail.com or call their landline at 021 391 0682 or WhatsApp them at 063 824 3156.