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MES Cape Town
MES Cape Town’s history started with the humble beginnings of Bellville Care Mission, a registered non-profit organisation since 2005.
In 2006 the organisation’s focus shifted from being solely a church for the street people to holistic rehabilitation. This implied a new model for the new direction. Different models were considered and the model used by MES offered the best balance between ministry and welfare towards rehabilitation.
During 2007 it became evident that MES Johannesburg and Bellville Care Mission share similar dreams and organisational cultures. Both parties realised and acknowledged the synergies that could be created between the two entities should they merge and subsequent negotiations followed. This resulted in Bellville Care Mission being registered as a MES Programme in March 2008.
The ultimate goal was to establish a MES Cape Town branch which was subsequently achieved in November 2008.
To communicate the restoring love of Christ through the implementation of the MES values in all our programmes;
To continue establishing the MES service model in a phased approach;
To identify, equip and involve people with a passion for the needy;
To get community involved pro-actively;
To establish the necessary infrastructure.
One of MES Cape Town’s biggest challenges is to obtain and establish a non-discriminatory transitional housing facility. This type of facility will have a true impact on all our clients’ lives by creating the opportunity to offer them a haven of hope where they can be taken out of their troubled environments, further develop existing skills and learn new ones. All of this will offer them an exit to work towards a sustainable life.