Families South Africa Pietermaritzburg (FAMSA PMB) is a non-governmental organization which started out over 58 years ago because of a need determined by local church organizations that saw a need for marriage guidance services and the PMB Marriage Guidance Society was established. It is a registered NPO and BPO. FAMSA PMB has a management committee which is elected annually at an Annual General Meeting. Its staff consists of a Director, Social Workers and administrative staff.
FAMSA PMB runs a number of different services and plays an important role in women, men and families alike. The organization prides itself in restoring hope, faith, peace and trust in families and societies as a whole. These services are done mostly through counselling (trauma, gender-based violence, grief, individual, family, Pre marriage counselling, divorce and EAP services), outreach programmes and also through support groups.
The organization now has also has satellite offices/services in Mafakatini, Esigodini, Mkhambathini, Northdale, Camperdown, Howick, Eastwood and Elandskop. Although government subsidies are received for the social workers employed, the large geographical areas served require a more innovative approach that included communities within which we work, hence we have trained local women to provide services but receive no government support for this service.
With the many services provided, FAMSA PMB also faces a large number of challenges mainly regarding finance. We are grateful for the donations we receive but they are not enough to keep FAMSA afloat. FAMSA PMB would like to call on those who are in a position to sponsor with anything, to please make contact with FAMSA PMB. Any donation received will be greatly appreciated.
We work on an appointment basis.