Vita Nova Centre is a residential facility in Springs and we are registered for BEE (94.82%), N.P.O – P.B.O (Section 18 A) and VAT (4810112872).
We cater for persons with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and the Physically and Mentally challenged. Some of our children are blind, deaf or have HIV/AIDS. At the moment we have 108 residents at the centre ranging from the age of 1 year and older, the oldest being 71 years old. They arrive at the centre with nothing and we provide them with toiletries, nappies, bedding and clothing. We give all our children lots of love and care, something they so desperately need and deserve!
The majority of our younger children are either abandoned or come from disadvantaged areas. All our residents are uneducable and will never be able to go out and earn a living for themselves. They will forever need care, love and assistance.
Vita Nova means “New Life”. To the more unfortunate, Vita Nova will be the only home they will ever know and we strive to make it as homely and as happy as possible.
For the 2015/2016 Financial Year we are looking at a deficit of R2,110 590 million. If Lotto does not have applications for funding this year, we will face closure. We have a shortfall of R1628-54 per resident per month. Our total monthly operating expenses are R597 261. Our total regular monthly income is R406 591 per month. Our highest cost is salaries which is R396 001 per month. We are not permitted to use Government Subsidies for salaries, only parent fees and Disability Grants which only total to R136 700 per month. Our food is R85 000 per month and electricity R80 000. In the winter it escalates to R100 000 per month. Our total loss per month is R190 670 which we have to make up by doing fund raising.
The cost of keeping a child at the centre is approximately R4000 per month. In order for the centre to continue its services we need to raise funds. If the centre is forced to close due to lack of funds, the residents will have no place to go. They cannot fend for themselves at all; most of the residents need 24 hour care.