The Open Door Crisis Care Centre is a non-profit, interdenominational outreach organisation established in 1997 at the request of the local South African Police Services. The Centre’s services reach from Durban and throughout the Highway District and as far as Port Shepstone and Richards Bay. Our aim is to sustain a holistic, multifaceted one stop crisis and trauma centre offering counselling, social services and support groups.
The Open Door Crisis Care Centre’s real success is not measured by our impressive statistics or by the praise we receive from our peers. Our real success lies in the stories of broken lives that have been restored, in being able to provide comfort to a child that has just been a victim of incest or left abandoned. To ensure that a rape victim receives the proper medical and legal treatment. In reuniting a lost child with his/ her parents. To providing a meal to a person in need. To be able to care and support an HIV Positive man, woman or child, or a family who has lost a loved one due to violence, family murders or crime related incidents.
Being able to make a difference in the lives of hurting people or families in our community is what inspires us to carry on – this is how we define success.