The Bedfordview Community Police Forum (CPF) are launching their revamped Victim Support Centre on 1 February 2021 and are asking the community to assist them in making this possible.
The support centre room is located at the Bedfordview Police Station and services all residents and businesses of Bedfordview (sectors 1,2 and 3). The centre was established to provide a safe and calm environment conducive to post-trauma counselling.
Alison Grobbelaar from Bedfordview CPF said, ‘We have wonderful people in the community willing to give freely of their time to help people traumatised by crime. The support centre room is available for this purpose. We have both trauma debriefers, who engage with victims at the time of the incident, as well as trauma counsellors, who are available to counsel victims after the event.’
The centre is currently recruiting additional counsellors and hopes to be able to offer multi-lingual capabilities to support the broader community. A profile for these positions detailing the requirements will be posted on the Bedfordview CPF Facebook page in the next few days.
The Bedfordview CPF have received pledges for the following to revamp the room: paint and labour, drywalling/door, window tinting, pinboard and consumables, eight visitors chairs, sleeper couch, kettle, mugs and teaspoons.
They still need an air conditioner and paper shredder. Please contact Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org/082 565 6018 or Tyrone at email@example.com should you be in a position to assist with this project.