We need your assistance:

The IHATA Shelter for Abused Women and Children is facing major financial difficulties as their operational funding from an international donor will be cut.  For detailed information of the crisis, please click here, or listen to the interview of Ihata director on VOCfm.


Banking Details:

Bank Name:              First National Bank
Account Type:           Cheque
Account No.:              62230658512
Branch Code:             250114 (Vangate)

OR you can contact us directly on  021 638 5578/ info@ihatashelter.org.za to arrange your preferred method of donation.

Love  |  Respect  |  Courage  |  Dignity  |  Honour

Our Mission

To be a well-governed and self-sufficient organization assisting with building an improved society free of gender-based violence, showing daily respect for the dignity and honour of all and render effective sheltering empowerment programmes to domestic violence victims.

Our Vision

To help ALL women affected by domestic violence who seek sanctuary by providing a caring, clean and safe shelter with accommodation up to 6 months. At the Ihata Shelter, women are allowed space and time to plan their lives forward through services geared towards empowerment, improved self-respect, independence and recovery, ending with successful community re-integration.

We want to help these ladies rewrite the script in their heads that says, “I’m not good enough for a healthy relationship” and guide them towards believing that they have value, are worthy, and deserve a good life.

Nuraan Osman


When I got here, I was already dead inside. I didn’t have hope. The shelter was full, I thought they would say I must go. There weren’t any beds available but they found a place for me. They gave me hope and helped to heal me. And now it’s my turn to help.


Assistant Housemother

Knowing that each day at work you have worked to make someone else’s life easier or contributed inmaking a vulnerable women or child feel loved. That makes it all worthwhile.

Nuhaa Ismail

Office Manager

Assist us to create a better society and take a stand, speak out, oppose gender-based violence and support victims of domestic violence. Currently, we assist, clothe, counsel, feed, shelter and help uplift forty (40) disadvantaged persons (fifteen abused women with twenty-five young children). Please assist us in our community service.

How can you help