The focus of the USAA is to provide a shelter for abused women and children; coordinate a Survivor Advice Support desk, coordinate the USAA Positive Youth programme and organize workshops on HIV/AIDS, human rights, substance abuse,”know your rights”, and gender-related issues. The shelter is based in Atlantis, and services Atlantis and the surrounding areas.

Beneficiaries of the shelter include:

• Abused women and children
• Minors who are survivors of sexual abuse
• Refugees affected by human trafficking
• Atlantis Senior Secondary youth

LTG supported and facilitated the acquisition of land for the USAA. Pictured below are LTG members with members of the UCAA at the handing over of Erf 1156 in Atlantis.

Members of LTG offered their legal, financial and management skills to improve its governance and operation, served on its Board, and assisted with a grant application to the Department of Social Welfare.

We also facilitated the donation of kitchen cupboards and radio publicity, as well as a R25 000 cash donation during the Foschini Group’s campaign during the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women and Children in 2010.

Club members also supported the Sanctuary with various individual donations in cash and in kind.

Handing over of the Erf