Welcome To Queen of Peace Rehabilitation and crisis centre
Queen of Peace Rehabilitation and Crisis Centre is a strategic organization that rehabilitates patients with mental health challenges. It provides them with rehabilitation, reintegration facilities and basic life skills education. The institution has boarding facilities at the center which enables the rehabilitate children and a few adults due to limited facilities which gives us maximum time to monitor their progress and behavior. Patients are received from all over through referrals and also round up programs that we conduct periodically
The organisation is currently operating on a small scale capacity due to limited finances and facilities. With the right funding, there are huge opportunities for the organization to expand and make a lasting impact. The Centre survives on donations which are rare to come by in these inflationary and tough economic days.
Queen of Peace Rehabilitation and crisis centre is a registered private voluntary organization (PVO 28/13) whose mandate is to provide structural residential rehabilitation programs and reintegrate back into society people with mental health challenges thus enabling them to be self-reliant. The Organization started operating in 2009, the organization envision a society where mental wellness and psychological wellbeing is the foundation of a healthy community and provide effective and innovative mental health care. Accordingly, the organization’s core activities include Awareness raising and sensitization on promotion of mental health and psychological wellbeing, mental health advocacy, mental health education, life skills training, vocational skills training for self-sustenance and reintegration into the community as productive members of the society. Psychosocial support for vulnerable populations (Persons with psychosocial disabilities, women, orphans and the elderly) Queen of Peace has and runs a Rural Rehabilitation centre (Queen of peace Dopton Therapeutic community centre) located on a 80.6ha of land near Whawha Gweru District the objective of this community facility is to provide a comprehensive life skills training, resettlement opportunities for the homeless mentally challenged and palliative care whose goal is to improve quality of life for both the family and the client. Our aim with palliative care is to help alleviate stress, depression, reduce caregiver burnout, offer diversional and relaxation therapy, drug therapy, counselling, psychosocial support and above all bereavement therapy. We have projects for economic empowerment for people with disabilities both young and the elderly thereby fighting Stigma, discrimination, elder abuse and gender inequality. It also runs Queen of Peace Harben Park for children with intellectual disabilities and children in difficult circumstances. The organization’s corporate governance is overseen by a Board of Directors who have vast experience in public mental health, Psychology, Substance abuse, Fitness therapy and counselling and within the board are people with lived experiences and care givers of mental health service consumers. QOPRCC organization’s secretariat has a staff compliment of 10 (headed by the Executive director) which is responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the program activities. The organization has a constitution and policy procedure manuals that regulates internal relationships and provides overall administrative policy guidance. The organization has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health and Child Care of Zimbabwe and works directly with the department of mental health and Rehabilitation department.
Accordingly, the organization’s core activities include:
- promotion of Mental health wellbeing
- mental health advocacy
- mental health education
- life skills training
- vocational skills training for self-sustenance
- reintegration into the community as productive members of the society
- Psychosocial support for vulnerable populations (Persons with psychosocial disabilities, women, orphans and other vulnerable children)
- Innovative programs to maintain and increase wellness by promoting aging well
- We provide harm minimisation programs on substance abusers
- Booty camps for management of substance abuse among adolescents and youths
A society where mental wellness is the foundation of a healthy community.
At Queen of Peace we are dedicated to helping individuals lead mentally healthy lives. We believe that to achieve optimal health we must make a commitment to care for mind, body, and spirit. Often, we take care of our physical needs by eating well or exercising, and connect with a presence larger than ourselves to attend to our spirit’s needs. Yet, when it comes to taking care of our minds, we often dismiss the importance. When we ignore our mental health, we overlook the very part of us that helps us to know and achieve our best selves.