CMR East London was established in 1955 in response to communities need to protect its children from increasing rates in physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse. Over the past 65 years, CMR East London has become a designated Child Protection Organisation and Accredited Adoption Service Provider. We are the only non-profit designated Child Protection Organisation in East London and split service delivery across with the Department of Social Development. Our child protection services include prevention, early intervention, statutory and reunification services, aftercare and adoption services to children and their families
CMR East London runs a safe house for victims of gender-based violence and their children. Victory House offers women short to medium term accommodation between 3 to 9 months during this time women are supported to find employment, access counselling and start to rebuild their lives.
CMR East London has also been involved in home food security working with the communities of Reeston, Ducats and Mzamom’hle to grow vegetables not only for their own consumptions but also to seel to generate an income. There are 1500 farmers, 1467 grow to feed their family and 33 earn a livelihood from farming.
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CMR has been in operation for 65 years
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CMR East London is registered as a designated Child Protection organisation and an Accredited Adoption Service Provider.
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Printing paper as our team of 13 social workers writes an average of 1112 mandatory statutory reports per annum. We also must keep process notes on all interventions provided to clients and annually we conduct on average 3696 interviews monitoring the foster care placements of 1418 children.
Toiletry items – Toilet paper, soap toothpaste, face cloths.
Funds/vouchers for petrol as our social workers travel 104116 km per year conducting home visits and investigating cases of abuse and neglect, transporting children to Thutuzela Care Centres, hospitals, clinics, therapists, etc.
Sponsorship of private play therapy and/or specialist therapy costs as most private practitioners charge for services as we are short-staffed, and our staff carry very high caseloads of between 90 to 134 families.
Sponsorship of a social worker or social auxiliary worker salary (i.e. R7 867 per social auxiliary worker per month and R11 266 per social worker per month).
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The Protective Behaviours Education and Awareness Programme has given children practical ways to keep themselves safe and to get help. In most cases of abuse, adults do not always respond to a child’s disclosure of abuse. One of the practical tools used is for the child to name five people they trust and talk to. This approach has worked as we have had children who have only got assistance after speaking to the third person on their list. The fact is that they never gave up after speaking to the first and second person. These are children who may have fallen through the cracks if not for the learning.
Finding babies forever families through adoption.
The project aims to improve sustainable livelihoods in these communities by focusing on the strengths and resources that already exist. CMR East London has a sixteen-year history of capacitating community members to not only grow their own food but to also grow and sell surplus fruit and vegetables to retailers in order to generate an income. In 2019 we introduced the concept of making jams from fruit is grown and the bottling of vegetables. CMR’s Home Food Security Programme has been instrumental in creating a steady source of income for rural farmers. The introduction of making jams and bottling vegetables are entrepreneurial opportunities for the farmers that cut waste and improve income generated.