Welcome to NLC

Who we are.

The New Life Centre offers a home to pregnant women/girls in crisis. In the event of an unplanned pregnancy, the woman and her family go through tremendous trauma, emotional upheaval and confusion. They are often unable to see beyond their immediate circumstances and without correct counsel and support, can be forced into making decisions, which have far-reaching implications for all concerned, particularly mother and child. The New Life Centre is far more than a place of safety, it is a place of refuge – where healing takes place.

All women, without exception, come to us from an environment of rejection and abuse of one kind or another – 90% coming from historically marginalized backgrounds. We have seen girls as young as 11 and 12 come in to the centre after a traumatic rape / family rape & abuse experience. We have seen young women come in with sad, dull eyes and within literally one week of being surrounded by unconditional love and acceptance those same eyes sparkle and there is laughter. It is a privilege to see God at work in their lives.

The New Life Centre is part of a Christian family that offers hope and support to pregnant women who choose life for their unborn babies by releasing them for adoption. They are directly involved in the adoption process by choosing a family for their babies and meeting them.

We are far more than a place of safety, we are a place of refuge – where healing takes place. The home can accommodate 7 girls, and at any given time we have 6 girls living in the home.

In the time that the girls stay with us, they receive in depth counselling regarding the adoption process and counselling with regards to where they find themselves in their lives and where to from here! We aim to develop us many skills within them as possible by the programmes we run: Sewing, beading, cooking, cleaning, cashier coarse, computer -, piano - & art lessons. Our aim in the long run is to build on a training centre where this area can grow and expand into.

These young ladies are in crisis and very few can contribute in any way at all.

The New Life Centre is part of a Christian family that offers hope and support to pregnant women who choose life for their unborn babies and who use opportunities given to discover and develop their potential.

The New Life Centre is far more than a place of safety; it is a place of refuge – where healing takes place. We can accommodate seven women at a time because the capacity of the house can only allow that much.

Our purpose is threefold:

1. Our deepest desire is that each person entering the New Life Centre would come to know how much our Father loves them and that they might grow in the knowledge of their worth;
2. We offer indepth counselling in order for them to be able to make informed choices with regard to their future; and
3. We currently offer life skills training in beading, card making, and general housekeeping. We are planning to expand the extent of the skills development in the near future (e.g. computer skills etc.).

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Whom we serve

Pregnant women, irrespective of culture or religion.
Our counselling is aimed at helping our residents to make informed decisions about single parenting and adoption.

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Information

The New Life Centre arose out of a concern that we at Bellville Methodist Church had pertaining to the “Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act”, No 92 of 1996.

We believe in the sanctity of human life and that all life is a gift from God.

Our house parents, supported by our management-committee, partime volunteers & social workers, are committed to share the gospel of Christ in such a way that is unthreatening but very real. This is done most effectively by surrounding those who come to us with unconditional love and acceptance.

Welfare nr: 011020099
Methodist Church of Southern Africa Public Benefit Organizatio no 18/11/13/690

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How can you help

Through a small donation you can give these mothers and their babies a chance. If you are prepared to commit to a small monthly donation, it will enhance our ability to offer the support and service our community so badly needs. Your support can make all the difference!





You can assist through:

* Prayer
* Inviting us to tell you and your friends/ colleagues more.
* Contribute your time, energy and skills. We need lots of help – Phone today!!!!
* Give a once-off donation
* Commit yourself to contribute as little R50 per month or more.

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