Where to get help.

If you have been raped or abused in any way, there is always someone to call in an emergency. 
Whether you need emotional, medical or legal support, this list has somewhere you can find help.

Stop Gender Violence helpline:

0800 150 150

National toll-free helpline for survivors, witnesses and perpetrators of gender-based violence.

The Department of Social Development’s Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC):

0800 428 428

Or request a social worker to call you back by dialing *120*7867# free from any cellphone.
Toll free 24-hour call centre dedicated to providing support and counselling to victims of gender based violence.

South African Police Service (SAPS):

10111

Ambulance (Private):

082 911

Ambulance (Public):

10177

Cellphone emergency number:

112

Childline:

0800 055 555

Lifeline Southern Africa:

0861 322 322

South African Depression and Anxiety Group:

011 262-6396

Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393

Legal Aid South Africa Advice Line:

0800 204 473

South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) toll free number:

086 14 72622

Or on WhatsApp 076 535 1701

Rape Crisis 24 hour crisis line:

021 447 9762

Suicide Crisis line:

0800 035 553

Women’s Health Helpline:

0800 116 941

Marie Stopes Clinic Toll Free Number:

0800 117 785

Gay and Lesbian Network Helpline:

0860 333 331

Crime Stop:

0860 010 111

Narcotics Anonymous:

083 900 6962

Alcoholics Anonymous:

0861 435 722

National AIDS Helpline:

0800 012 322

People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) Helpline:

011 642 4345/6

Family and Marriage Association of South Africa (FAMSA):

011 975 7106/7