The Open Door Crisis Care Centre (The Open Door) is a non-profit, interdenominational outreach organisation established in 1997 by Thora Mansfield at the request of the local South African Police Services. Our aim is to sustain a holistic, multifaceted one-stop crisis and trauma centre offering counseling, social services, and support groups
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.
A woman, dirty and disheveled came into the office requesting help as a last resort. Her story was one of hopelessness, broken relationships, and abuse that lead to alcohol abuse, prostitution and ultimately attempted suicide. She was placed in our shelter for a period of time and when she left we lost contact.
Sometime later the same woman came into our office, transformed, healed and restored. She claimed the counseling, support, therapy, and unconditional love and acceptance taught her to love herself bringing her to a place of healing and restoration. Today she has reconciled with her family, has a responsible position and leads a life of hope and fulfillment.