Welcome to Yokhuselo Haven!

Yokhuselo Haven is the name for a shelter dedicated to women and their children affected by domestic violence. The name Yokhuselo is a Xhosa word meaning ‘safe place’. The aim of Yokhuselo Haven is to offer a safe haven to those in crisis; assisting with the rehabilitation through counselling and empowerment. In the 24 years since we opened, Yokhuselo Haven has never closed its doors.

Yokhuselo Haven was established in 1988 in Port Elizabeth by a group of concerned people who recognised that a safe house was needed in response to the appalling statistics of domestic/family abuse in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. At the time, Port Elizabeth did not have any shelters to assist women and their children ... read more

A tribute video to yokhuselo haven for having celebrated 25 years of open doors in which they've never been closed and have continued to help families