what we do

statistics | comfort packs | victim support hampers

FCP focuses on supporting child victims in the first few hours of trauma by giving each child a comfort pack. Through constant prayer & provision, FCP supports -
Child victims of abuse, Specialised police units, Hospitals and other relevant organisations that serve them.

statistics

Since January 2006, we have packed 62 812 Comfort Packs and distributed them throughout the Western Cape.

We pack over 1 200 Comfort Packs every second month and distribute these to all the FCS Units (Family Violence, Child Protection & Sexual Offences Units) in the Western Cape and to Karl Bremer, Victoria, Wesfleur Hospitals, Thuthuzela Centres, Simelela, Wynberg Children’s Courts and Safeline (Centres for the Treatment and Prevention of Child Abuse in Athlone, Mitchell’s Plein, Delft and Grassy Park).

comfort packs

FCP focuses on supporting child victims in the first few hours of trauma by giving each child a Comfort Pack. Comfort Packs are designed to soothe and comfort a child victim of sexual abuse during the time they have to wait at police stations and hospitals for questioning and a traumatic medical examination.  The Comfort Packs are given directly to abused children by Doctors/Nurses, Investigating Officers or Social Workers.

"We can do our job when we pick up these kids, but when we give them a Comfort Pack, I don’t know why, but it somehow seems to restore some self respect to them." – Capt Paul Moss, Nyanga FCS Unit

The Packs are age and gender appropriate and include basic necessities such as underwear and toiletries (sanitary towels, face cloth, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste). They also contain items... read more

victim support hampers

Substantial Food Hampers are provided to victims where the child-abuse perpetrator is the breadwinner and the family is left destitute until a Social Grant can be obtained.

In many cases the child, who has reported the abuse, becomes the victim of the family’s anger and despair.

These Hampers go a long way to sustaining them throughout this period.