WARIF Centre

WARIF Centre is a fully equipped facility  run by friendly qualified staff who serve as first responders and efficiently determine the extent of services that will be required by each survivor,  in a warm caring and safe  environment. The centre serves as a safe haven where each survivor is helped in a step by step approach through the initial traumatic phase of their experience and the necessary follow-up visits. All services are free.

The centre is open from Monday – Saturdays (including all public holidays) from 8am –5pm.

Our most actionable word is “EMPOWERMENT”

A Walk Through The WARIF Centre

Support Services At WARIF

Clinical & Forensic Medical Services

Full medical and forensic medical examinations and treatment are carried out. Laboratory tests such as HIV tests and other sexually transmitted diseases also offered.

Psychological  Support

Counselling and Therapy Services:  Both Individual and group sessions are available to offer emotional support, crisis counselling and long-term therapy as a healing modality for survivors and integrating them successfully back into society.  Social workers at the centre are trained by the Washington DC Rape Crisis Centre in partnership with WARIF.

24 hour Crisis Helpline

Provide telephone support services as a first point of contact to survivors of rape and sexual violence. This service is available to those who want the anonymity of calling; or who cannot reach the centre.

Social Welfare Services

Collaborative links with government and non-government organisations have been set up to assist with efficient referrals to related agencies for social welfare assistance such as shelters/halfway homes for accommodation and vocational skills centres for skills development and financial empowerment.

Legal Support/ Legal Aid

Legal advocacy and court accompaniment referrals by law firms and legal organisations