MARY AND JOSEPH LIFE CENTER (MJLC)

+254 724 903 032

Contact us on +254 724 903 032

MARY AND JOSEPH LIFE CENTER (MJLC)

Addressing Violence against Women and Children from Conception to Natural Death

The Mary & Joseph Life Center is located at St. Josphat’s House, in the outskirts of Nairobi where seven informal urban settlements or slum areas – Kawangware, Kabiria, Satelite, Kangemi, Dagoretti, Waithaka, and Kibera – interface with or are close to each other. The Center is also accessible from Mathare and Kariobangi slums.

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Women & Children supported

The three main purposes of the Mary and Joseph Life Center are to:

1. OFFER Pregnant women and girls, fathers responsible for the pregnancy, and families, who are considering and/or are being coerced to have abortions, other options to have their baby(ies) born.

2. OFFER Educational workshops/seminars that are oriented to help prevent crisis pregnancies and help those already in need with supportive guidance for psychological, spiritual and economic livelihood resilience.

3. OFFER Counseling, medical support, guidance, and empowerment to women who have had abortions and are seeking assistance for trauma, self-esteem and healing in one form or another.

Mary & Joseph Life Center will provide the following Services

Our Vision

A society where the dignity of human life, women and children, including the unborn, are free from violence and unjust social structures.

Our Mission

To promote the human rights and dignity of women and children, from the moment of conception, addressing all acts of violence against them.

Core Values

The Center promotes:
• Dignity of women and children
• Dignity of human life from conception
• Gender equality and social inclusion
• Integral human development and security.

In the Mary and Joseph Life Center (MJLC), we believe that the elimination of violence against women and children is a human rights obligation as set out in various UN declarations: