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New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

There is no shame being mentally ill. If given adequate support and proper help, people in recovery of mental illness can certainly find their way to reaching their full potentials and leading fruitful lives. With this in mind, staff at New Life advocate for equal opportunities for people in recovery of mental illness, seek to enhance their quality of living and work towards building an inclusive society.

New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association is a non-profit making non-governmental organisation aiming at providing a comprehensive range of quality community-based rehabilitation services for people in recovery of mental illness. We serve more than 12,000 service users every year, catering for their residential, vocational and social needs.

The Association operates 33 service units across Hong Kong, including 11 halfway houses, aftercare service, 2 long stay care homes, 2 hostels for the moderately mentally handicapped, 4 self-financed supported hostels/housing, 3 industrial sheltered workshops, 1 agricultural sheltered workshop, 2 integrated work centers, 1 supported employment service center, a marketing team of supported employment service and 7 integrated community centers for mental wellness. In addition to direct services, the Association operates the Jockey Club New Life Institute of Psychiatric Rehabilitation which aims at providing mental health education for the general public and specialised training for professionals in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.

Starting from 1994, the Association has been playing a pioneer role in developing diversified social enterprises to provide work and training opportunities for people in recovery of mental illness. Currently, we are running a total of 18 social enterprises including: retail business – New Life Healthy Living Specialty/ Organic Shops/Farmfresh330, New Life Gourmet (Shek Pai Wan), rwb330 and New Life Convenience Stores; catering business – New Life Restaurant, New Life Gourmet (Kowloon Tong), Teresa New Life Coffee Shop, Café 330 and Outside Catering Service; other businesses include Ecotour330, Cleansing Services, Property Management and Direct Marketing.

The Association’s operating expenses are largely financed by government subventions, grants from the Community Chest of Hong Kong and generous donations from private companies and the public.

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