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Jes Foord Foundation partners with City Hospital

The Jes Foord Foundation has formed a partnership with Durban's City Hospital Behavioural Centre.

CITY Hospital Behavioural Centre has extended its support the Jes Foord Foundation (JFF) to create greater capacity to help rape survivors, as part of its community service initiative.

Jes Foord of the JFF said the partnership came at a time when the need has increased for more central counselling services for rape survivors who use public transport or who stay in remote areas and work in the centre of Durban.

This new partnership enables the Jes Foord Foundation to have a greater reach and to aid survivors from remote areas who can only get to the Durban CBD. Now City Hospital Behavioural Centre will offer professional, free counselling services to any rape survivors referred from the Jes Foord Foundation.

With both teams having the same vision to help survivors on their inward journey to healing and enjoying a full, happy life after rape, they are assured this will be a successful partnership.

Wanda Botha, head of treatment at the City Hospital Behavioural Centre said: “Every victim of rape deserves to be counselled by a professional to move on and have a productive life. At the centre, we have four professional clinical staff to ensure we help everybody who has been referred to us by JFF, regardless of where they come from.”

Jes said: “JFF wants to be that someone for people who feel they have no one.”

She encouraged rape victims to contact the Foundation on 0861 333 449.

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