About Ihata Shelter

Our vision is to contribute to the creation of an equal society free of violence and poverty through the empowerment of all.

It is our mission to provide beneficiaries space and time to plan their lives forward through services geared toward empowerment, improved self-respect, independence and recovery, ending with successful community re-integration and liberation from poverty and violence.

The Islamic Resource Foundation of South Africa (IRFSA) was first established in 2005. In 2010 IRFSA began trading as IHATA Shelter for Abused Women and Children in order to be more inclusive to vulnerable women and children, many of whom were under the impression that the shelter only offered shelter and protection to Muslim women.

Since inception, we have directly helped more than 4000 women with empowerment, counselling, sheltering, clothing , food and protection and and assisted countless clients not resident at ihat seeking support with domestic abuse/violent situations.

Based in Heideveld on the Cape Flats, we mainly serve the local disadvantaged community, where women are often poor, uneducated and sometimes illiterate. Our shelter is open to all women affected by abuse regardless of race, religion or socio-economic status.

Find out how to assist today

Our shelter is based in Heideveld on the Cape Flats and are always looking for new and innovative ways to serve our communities.  Please contact us today to find out how you can help  

Contact us today

Time to heal, tools to grow

Rooms Available

Women assisted

Onsite support staff

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Call us at our offices, or use the contact form below to to send us a message.

Heideveld, Cape Town

Call Us: (021) 638 5578