Our Vision

is to act as an integral part of a welcoming and enabling environment where refugees are integrated within South Africa

The Psychosocial Service Provision Programme looks at the individual client of family in a holistic manner to render services to the most vulnerable refugees. CTRC comes in with its Psychosocial service provision activities, addressing the short- to medium-term needs of the most vulnerable refugees and acting as a social safety net and empowering them. The centre’s team of Social Workers serve as a first point of contact for vulnerable refugees, providing social assistance using the strengths-based approach to individual empowerment and crisis intervention (where necessary) as well as support to education with emphasis on children with special needs.

Current available services:


- Holistic intake and vulnerability assessments
- Counseling and psychosocial support
- Case and client management

Support to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)

- Counseling and psychosocial support
- Food assistance
- Safe shelter/accommodation or rental assistance

Child Protection

- Unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) case management and best interest determinations conducted for  durable solutions
- UASC monthly child support grants (foster grants)
- Referrals for child protection

Health Services

- Financial support for spectacles
- Medical services referrals
- Psychological and trauma counseling
- Mental health in-depth-counseling
- HIV/AIDS support group
- Hygiene packs for males, sanitary packs for females & Pregnant mother packs

Emergency Relief (short-term only)

- Food vouchers
- Financial contribution to rent/shelter or accommodation
- Mattresses, blankets & kitchen appliance
- Contributions towards Funerals

Support grants for the most vulnerable (asylum seekers only)

- Elderly grants
- Disabled adult grants
- Children with special needs grants
- Unaccompanied and separated children grants
- Vulnerable youth grants

Education Support

- Early childhood development school fee assistance
- Primary and secondary school fees
- School and transportation fee support for children with special needs to attend schools
- School uniforms & stationary assistance

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