The Potter’s House

Our Vision

We see whole, restored and empowered women who fulfil their rightful places in society.

The Potter’s House was founded in 1993 as the first non-racial shelter in the city, to provide holistic support for women in crisis and their children. It has become a place where women and children are empowered to discover their full potential and to be re-integrated into society.

The transitional accommodation facility is available to women between the ages of 19 and 60 years. It can accommodate up to 24 women, with an average of 120 women and 50 children being served per annum. Various programmes are in place to facilitate healing and empowerment, including counselling, therapy, spiritual nurture, and skills development.

Additionally, The Potter’s House offers schooling support, after-school care and holiday programmes for the children.

Other services operating from the centre include outreaches to the city streets, slum buildings, the prison, and a psychiatric hospital. A drop-In centre offers practical support to women in need.


• transitional residential accommodation
• children’s programmes
• counselling, therapy, spiritual nurture and skills training
• re-integration Into society
• outreach programme
• a drop-in centre
• advocacy and lobbying against human trafficking second-phase accommodation, to encourage independent living

Account name: TLF Potters House
Bank name: nedbank
Branch code: 160445
Account No.: 1 101 239 182
International Transfers: NEDSZAJJ