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Durban Women's Hospice
A place of hope, healing and new beginnings. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are Kerr House, the Durban Hospice for Women. Kerr House provides a safe haven for abused and destitute women. This shelter for women in crisis was launched in 1951 and is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation under the auspices of the Rectors of St Paul's and Cyprian Anglican parishes.
The vision of the Hospice is "to provide a temporary and secure homely environment for women in crisis with a view to restore their sense of well-being and self-worth".
We offer a professional support service to women by providing counselling, relief and rehabilitation in partnership with other relevant professional organisations. The Hospice operates 24 hours a day and most women are admitted to the shelter by referrals from welfare, community and religious organisations. Admission of residents is not based on any religious affiliation.
Latest News Updates
Kerr House Knitting Skills
The Kerr House ladies and participants have been knitting up a storm lately in order to raise funds. Donations of wool (any colours and varieties) will be welcome and greatly appreciated.read more