G R I P – Greater Rape Intervention Project, Mpumalanga

logo of Greater Rape Intervention Project, Nelspruit

GRIP was founded in 2000 to provide support and assistance to survivors of sexual violence and raise awareness of sexual offences within the greater Nelspruit area.

Counselling services:

Consulting hours: Monday to Friday 08h00 – 16h00. Walk-ins welcome

GRIP has established a number of 24-hour care rooms in local hospitals, police stations and courts in Mpumalanga which offer immediate assistance to survivors. These are listed below.

In addition:

  • Community care workers support rape survivors to adhere to post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection. Counsellors based at court prepare survivors and other witnesses to testify in court.
  • Post court counseling is also provided.
  • Support groups for parents of children who are raped or sexually assaulted are also available.
  • GRIP manages short term accommodation facilities for victims of gender-based violence at police stations. The organization also runs Ekhaya Shelter which accommodates survivors of domestic violence up to six months.

GRIP also runs a number of programmes focused on HIV and AIDS and also provides testing and counselling via its mobile clinic. Additionally, the organization provides workshops for men around HIV and AIDS and gender-based violence

Contact Details:

Physical address: 17 Ehmke Street, Nelspruit
Postal address: PO Box 26122, Nelspruit, 1200

Tel: 013 752 4404
Fax: 013 752 4407

Email: info@grip.org.za or barbara@grip.org.za
Website: www.grip.org.za

SAPS Care Rooms Hospital Care Rooms Court Assistance
Acornhoek (12 hours only) Barberton Barberton
Barberton Mapulaneng Mhlanga
Bushbuckridge Matikwane Nelspruit
Daantjie or Pienaar Piet Retief Piet Retief
Hazyview Rob Fereirra Tonga
Hlukuvane Shongwe
Kanyamazane Themba
Matsulu Tintswalo
Piet Retief