MES PORT ELIZABETH
MES Port Elizabeth was established in 2008. Our main goal is to establish two core services offered by MES in Port Elizabeth, namely a Residential Care and Skills Development Programme for homeless and unemployed clients. MES Port Elizabeth delivers services to ensure that the MES model of holistic development is implemented and is able to assist each client towards a sustainable exit from the programme.
MES purchased the Diacios Building on 1 Hiles Street in Korsten (Port Elizabeth shelter) in June 2008 with bridging finance provided by the Christian Development Trust (CDT). The Eastern Cape Housing Department awarded MES a capital subsidy to finance the purchase and renovation of the shelter facility in December 2011. The subsidy agreement is to provide a 120-bed shelter facility for vulnerable and homeless individuals. The bridging finance loan from CDT for the purchase has been settled with the first deposit that was received in March 2012.