News Release

Domestic Violence Victims Get Help in Ghana

Church Donates To Help One-Stop Centre

A much needed facility for abused and distressed women and children in Ghana was recently finished and the ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Accra.  The Ghana Police Association (GPA) has tried for years to create a simpler, kinder program for these victims.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partnered with other contributors to help GPA reach their goal.  

After the Police Association secured its funding for the building, they turned to the community to help them create an "One-Stop Centre" to include a clinic, laboratory, counselling, social welfare, legal aid, investigations, temporary shelters, child friendly courts, children’s interview room, playroom, conference room and a training room.  The centre will be known as Domestic Violence & Victims Support Unit or "DOVVSU" for short.  Items donated included: borehole, televisions, office desks, swivel chairs, visitor and waiting room chairs, office cabinets, sofas, soap dishes, wall sensor sanitizer dispensers, and water dispensers

The Church has a long-term relationship with the Police Services and DOVVSU. The services that were supplied for the victims and the survivors are essential in continuing the care for this important part of the community.

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