“For they will be called OAKS of Righteousness, planted by the Lord for the display of his splendour.”
In 2019 we purchased our first OAKS discipleship home. The home is adjacent to our Gangstar Café and The Message Trust offices.
Many offenders struggle to reintegrate once released back to their communities. Dysfunctional families, community mistrust, gang pressure, drug and alcohol abuse and other factors provide an unstable environment for a young person to flourish in faith and life.
The OAKS discipleship home is run by house parents that provide a loving and disciplined family environment to support young men once released.
The home is an 18-month programme which helps each individual prepare for the next season of their life. The home currently has accommodation for four placements, but this will grow to six by end of 2020.
We have a vision to have more homes in Cape Town in the future to provide support for juvenile offenders once released.
If you would like more information on OAKS Discipleship home, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org