AWAM provides services tailored to address the immediate needs of victims of violence. There are two types of services that we provide:
- FREE WELL-BEING COUNSELING for victims of
gender-based violence, and
- FREE LEGAL INFORMATION based on the victim’s unique circumstances
The TELENITA helpline began as an outreach project to help women in crisis who did not know where to go to find out information or identify the necessary steps to take in order to remove themselves from a harmful or violent environment. When we began this initiative in 1990, it involved para-counselors dispensing advice and support to victims of violence. However, in September 1994, we decided to add on additional services in the form of legal information and this was made possible through a partnership with the Legal Aid Clinic at the Bar Council.
To learn more about how the Services sector started at AWAM, visit Telenita: How we started