July 7, 2020

Where love speaks louder than the Pandemic

COVID-19 in Johannesburg – Where love speaks louder than the Pandemic Bienvenu Shelter, a sanctuary to Migrants and Displaced Women and their Children, a safe and […]
July 7, 2020

Our Story

Our missionary focus is to be migrants with the migrants and to be in mission with people on the move along with a special priority for […]

Mother Assunta Training Centre

Latest News

June 20, 2020

106th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2020

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 106th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2020 [27 September 2020]   Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee. […]
August 23, 2018

Invitation – AGM

Please email info@bienvenushelter.org to RSVP Call 011 624 2915
November 17, 2017

Mother Assunta Training Centre

The blessing of the Mother Assunta Training Centre , an extension of Bienvenu Shelter, took place on 14 November. Mass was celebrated by the Auxiliary Bishop […]
 

19th Year Anniversary

"Welcming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Migrants and Refugees" Pope Francis

About the Shelter

Our history

The Scalabrinian Congregation was established in 1895 as a response to the large immigration influx from Europe to North and South America. Its founder, John Baptist Scalabrini was able to grasp in the social and religious needs of the migrants.

Our aim

Our missionary focus is to be migrants with the migrants and to be in mission with people on the move along with a special priority for the poorest and most vulnerable, safeguarding and promoting the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, internally displaced people, seafarers, itinerants, and people on the move.

List of our volunteers

 

In order to maintain the Shelter many hands are needed. If you are interested in sharing your time and your abilities with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sr Marivane Chiesa

Director

Adilia de Sousa

Project Manager

Sue Kelly

Bookkeeper

Lisa de Sousa

Chief Operations Officer