About the Centre
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has taken a passionate interest in the plight of young addicts and has committed himself to the creation of a residential care centre to reintegrate them back into society.
Will you join him in making this dream a reality?
The Centre will be the main legacy project of His Eminence Wilfrid Cardinal Napier OFM.
It also gives expression to Pope Francis’s call for practical actions to carry forward the message of the Year of Mercy.
The Napier Centre 4 Healing will be an after care facility for post-rehab addiction patients, offering a holistic approach to healing. The Centre will be open to all denominations and a strong effort will be made to help residents reconnect with their spiritual roots. The final phase of the programme will include training for employment of some kind, in order to give recovering addicts a sense of ownership of their own lives, together with purpose and hope for the future.
Support The Centre
The Cardinal has already donated a site – Ekukhanyeni, the place of light – which is a former Catholic boarding school near Verulam. The initial facilities are being prepared to accept our first guests early in 2019. A private donor has provided funds to start the process of refurbishment but several million will be needed in total for the whole site. Moreover, funding is needed so we can provide the sustainable one-year programme that is necessary. We estimate that it will cost R10 000 – R12 000 per resident per month with a total capacity of 30 residents. The yearly budget will be R4 320 000.00
You can give funds, volunteer your professional services, offer building materials or give monthly supplies. If you reside outside of South Africa we gladly welcome your support and can assist you to do so.
For help with any fundraising queries, please contact Mark Fynn on 083 662 2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The project seeks to address an urgent need. There are literally thousands of people addicted to whoonga and other substances in Durban many of whom end up living on the streets. Those who do want to transform their lives cannot afford the prohibitively high costs of private rehabilitation centres. There are very few low-cost state-run facilities and their programmes are often too short.
Already our sister organisation, the Denis Hurley Centre, is working with street addicts to prepare them for rehab programmes in the only Government-funded centre that is available.
The Napier Centre will expand this into a bigger and more effective response so we can truly have an impact: for the addicts, for their families and for our city. The project seeks to address an urgent need. There are literally thousands of people addicted to whoonga and other substances in Durban many of whom end up living on the streets. Those who do want to transform their lives cannot afford the prohibitively high costs of private rehabilitation centres. There are very few low-cost state-run facilities and their programmes are often too short.
The Napier Centre will expand this into a bigger and more effective response so we can truly have an impact: for the addicts, for their families and for our city.
Do you want to get involved? We are not only looking to raise funds for the running of the centre but we are also looking for donations in the form of “Time” and “Talent”.
If you are able to help financially here are our details. Please remember to email us so we can thank you.
Account Name: Napier Centre 4 Healing Trust
Account Number: 6271 848 0007
Account Type: Current
Branch Code: 22 05 26 00
Branch: Florida Road
Reference: “Your Name”
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The Executive Team
Serving in Pro Bono capacities, our executive team have been selected due to their expertise in their respective roles.
Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM
Founder & Chairman
Fr Stephen Tully
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Legal Officer
Sr Helen Veronica Wagner
Sister on site
Marketing & Communication
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