The Teddy Bear Clinic is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring abused children are protected and rehabilitated. We provide therapy, counseling, assistance, love, comfort, safety and ongoing support to children who have been abused. The Teddy Bear Clinic does not only work with children, but with parents and communities empowering them with knowledge and skills we can help put an end to child abuse.

We also proactively approach schools to provide education to the learners and training to the teachers in order to prevent any abuse that may happen in their day-to-day lives.

In 1986, The Teddy Bear Clinic opened its doors to the community as an outpatient facility of the Johannesburg Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics, offering a variety of support services to sexually abused children, their families and the Child Protection System, and still continues doing so today.

The Teddy Bear Clinic was established in 1994, by ex psychiatrist Lucia Penn. After a short medical internship in the Middle East, Lucia saw it fit to follow her calling, which was helping abused children.

We have helped over 35 000 children and families. Through our work we're seeing an increase in awareness and child protection.

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