About Us

This Is Who We Are

Eloise Briggeman

Eloise Briggeman Founder and CEO

Eloise Briggeman founded The Wellness Centre Trust in obedience to her Christ-centred belief that every person deserves a second chance in life through Jesus Christ. Eloise is a born-and-bred Durbanite and living with her husband and two children. She enjoys running, swimming and keeping fit, but more importantly she is very family orientated and loves being with her children and husband. They run their own business and all play an important role in The Wellness Centre Trust. Part of her passion is to make a significant difference in the lives of the poor and destitute. Equipping people and teaching them a suitable trade so that they can sustain themselves and their families and even more importantly teaching them good values. Her vision is to have these centres throughout South Africa and into the rest of Africa.
Janet Ross

Janet Ross Trustee and Volunteer

Janet Ross is a 44 years old married women with two sons, aged 19 and 16 years old. She works full-time for an insurance broker and have lived in Durban her entire life. Janet believes that all people are in need of God’s love especially those that have been marginalized by an unjust system. It is her desire to show Christ’s Love to the homeless people in Durban. She is involved with the weekly gatherings and also assists the CEO with the various programme services.
Edwin Briggeman

Edwin Briggeman Volunteer and Ministering

Edwin is Eloise’s right-hand and volunteers with the Sunday afternoon gatherings where he teaches the Word and prays for everyone. He is a friend to many of the homeless people and always has a word of encouragement to share. Edwin enjoys family activities Eloise and their two children as well as gardening or running. He describes himself to be fun, fair and bold and is invested in The Wellness Centre Trust because he believes everyone deserves a second chance in life and loves to see hope restored.
Eugene
Ngidi

Eugene Ngidi Field Worker

Eugene is a kind, helpful person who reaches out to others through his empathetic and sensitive manner. He is a good listener and spends time learning about the challenges of the disadvantaged homeless people to identify suitable ways in which The Wellness centre Trust can provide them with encouragement and support. Eugene’s wife, Nosipho, also volunteers with The Wellness Centre Trust and they both love spending time with their four children.
Franck
Kiala

Franck Kiala Project Manager

Franck has a passion for making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people. He works tirelessly to bring hope and support to the destitute homeless people we serve. Franck is a humble, caring and polite family man and enjoys spending time with his family as well as reading in his spare time.
Michael

Michael Translator

Michael is a dedicated volunteer who translates for us from English into isiZulu. He encourages everyone who comes to The Wellness Centre Trust for assistance and wants to see everyone succeed in bettering their lives.
Noktula
Mutambisi

Noktula Mutambisi Volunteer

Noktula is a working mother of two children who values compassion, endurance, faith and prosperity in her life as well as the lives of others. She volunteers with The Wellness Centre Trust because she believes that poverty and homelessness can only be overcome through a second chance given through Jesus. Noktula assists us with the new registrations and shares words of encouragement and prayer at our gatherings on Sundays.

This is what we do

Introduction

Introduction:

The Wellness Centre Trust was established in 2014, when Founder and Director Eloise Briggeman became aware of the dire circumstances of the unemployed, homeless people in the communities of Durban and surrounding areas.
Mission

Mission:

Our Vision is to give every homeless and destitute person a second chance in life. Our objective is to ensure that we decrease the number of homeless and destitute people living on the streets in Durban. The Wellness Centre Trust is uniquely positioned to provide the required interventions.
Ojectives

Objectives

• Create a sense of identity and encourage destitute people to make smarter decisions through emotional support and counselling.
• Improve the social and life skills of these people and enable them to earn an income from manufacturing and crafting goods to sell at markets.
• Increase the employability of homeless people and enhance their quality of life by developing them into accountable and responsible employees or entrepreneurs.