The project aims to support victims, survivors and the respective family members of persons who have experienced crime and violence.

The VEP's support services also extends to Gender-Based-Violence (GBV), whereby the therapeutic services aids to deal with the impact of the incident that had been experienced. The project is guided by the Victim Support Services Bill (VSS), which outlines the minimum norms and standards and guides organisations regarding VEP services. The focus of the services is two-fold: firstly, to render psychosocial support services that encompasses therapeutic counselling on an individual, couple, family and group. Secondly, educational workshops that comprise of awareness and preventive measures around crime and violence. Moreover these services are rendered by registered social workers and social auxiliary workers. The objectives of the project are to ensure that victims receive emotional and practical support, to assist victims with the management of trauma and lastly to refer victims to appropriate services where need be. Touching Nations VEP services are free and open to members of the public that are 18 years and older and reside within Elsies River, Delft and its surrounding areas.

Should you wish to make use of our services, be it therapeutic counselling or educational workshops, please contact us via email on vep@touchingnations.org or call us at 021 224 0983 during office hours (Mon-Fri.: 08:00-15:30).

Stats: Since April 2022, through educational workshops we have reached: 148 community members


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Contact Details

Our office hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Matroosfontein Office


26 Civic Road, Elsies River, RSA
-33.93888789530771, 18.572856529226513

Phone Number

+27 (0) 21 224 0983

Mandela Peace Park


57 Crusader Crescent, The Hague, Delft, 7100,
RSA, -33.9588293,18.6344192

Phone Number

+27 (0) 81 781 0977