Helpline

HELPLINE CONTACTS

1. POWA – People Opposing Women Abuse
Head Office: Berea, Johannesburg
Postal Address: PO Box 93416, Yeoville 2143 Johannesburg
Telephone: 011 642 4345 / 6
Fax: 011 484 3195
Helpline: 083 765 1235
http://www.powa.co.za

2. WAWA – Women Against Women Abuse
Gender Links Tel: +27 (0)11 622 2877, Fax: +27(0)11 622 4732,
9 Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene,
Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa.
Email: Execassistant@Genderlinks.Org.Za

3. LIFELINE- Physical Address
National counseling line: 0861-322-322 28 Melle Street
10th Floor, North City House
Braamfontein
Johannesburg, 2001

Contact
Tel: (+27 11) 715-2000
Dicon number (switchboard cell): 082-231-0805
Fax: (+27 11) 715-2001
Website: http://www.lifeline.org.za

4. Stop Gender Abuse – Crisis counseling for raped or abused women
*Toll-free helpline: 0800 150 150

5. Speak Out – Rape emergency information, services, advice, links.
*Website: www.speakout.org.za

6. Family and Marriage Association of SA (FAMSA)
National office: (011) 975-7106/7
E-mail:national@famsa.org.za
 Website: famsa.org.za

7. SA Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)
Suicide emergency crisis line: 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393 (8 am – 8 pm, seven days a week)
Helpline: (011) 234-4837 ( 8 am – 8 pm, seven days a week)
Fax: 011 234 8182
24hr Helpline 0800 12 13 14
E-mail: Zane Wilson (founder) for counseling queries (zane@sadag.org)
Website: www.sadac.org

facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-South-African-Depression-and-Anxiety-Group/335962293097734?ref=bookmarks

twitter  https://twitter.com/TheSADAG

8. Police Child Protection Units
Emergency number: 10111
Crime Stop: 08600 10111
childprotect@saps.org.za
Website: http://saps.org.za

9. Child Welfare South Africa
Report neglect or abuse of a child: 0861 4 CHILD (24453)
National: (011) 452-4110
E-mail:info@childwelfaresa.org.za
Website:childwelfaresa.org.za

10. Jo’burg Child Welfare Society
Head office: (011) 298-8500
Website:jhbchildwelfare.org.za

11. Childline South Africa
24-hour toll-free helpline: 08000 55 555
Website:www.childline.org.za

12. People Living with Cancer (PLWC)
Tel: 021 565 0039 Fax: 086 247 3652
Helpline: 080 00 33 337
E-mail: admin@plwc.org.za
Website: www.plwc.org.za / www.cancerbuddies.org.za

13. EMERGENCY NUMBERS
EMERGENCY CELL NUMBER FROM ANY CELL PHONE, ANYWHERE IN SOUTH AFRICA – 112
Ambulance 10177
Fire brigade 998/999
AIDS helpline 0800 012322
Human trafficking 
Report cases of human trafficking – hotline operated by the Salvation Army and Be Heard – 08007 37283 (0 8000-rescue)

14.  Narcotics Anonymous
Call: 083 900 69 62 (24hrs)
Website: www.na.org.za

15. Alcoholics Anonymous
0861 4357 22(HELP AA)

16. South African National Council on Alcoholism(SANCA)
011 892 3475
011 892 3139
Sanca – Johannesburg: 08611 73422(REHAB) or (011) 673-0400 or sanca-jhb.org.za
Sanca – Western Cape: (021) 945 4080/1 or www.sancawc.co.za

17. Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Line
Offers support, guidance and help for people addicted to drugs and alcohol as well as their families
National toll-free helpline: 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312

18. Pregnancy, contraception and abortion
Marie Stopes Clinics
A government-approved health facility with clinics throughout South Africa. Offers safe abortions, family planning services including birth control, pregnancy tests, male and female sterilization, HIV testing and ante-natal services.
Toll-free call center: 0800 11 77 85
E-mail: info@mariestopes.org.za
Website: www.mariestopes.org.za
Emergency Contraception Hotline 24-hour toll-free hotline: 0800 246 432

19. Mental Health Information Line
Tel: 0800 567 567

20. Brothers For Life
TEL: +27 12 366 9300 FAX: +27 12 366 9301
ADDRESS: 257 Brooklyn Road, Block D, Equity Park, Brooklyn, Pretoria, Gauteng,0011

21. Fraud Hotline
Contact details: 0800 601 011
E-mail: gatewaycc@sita.co.za

22. Presidential hotline
Deals with complaints about unresolved service delivery issues.
Tel:17737 (1 PRES)
Fax: 086 681 0987 /012 323 8246
E-mail: president@po.gov.za