Vision & Values

Novo’s vision is to bring new life to individuals, peace to families, and hope to communities ravaged by addiction. How do we do that? By empowering God’s people in developing to create transformational communities that offer healing, wholeness, and hope.

Five core values guide who we are and what we do – integrity, empowerment, respect, excellence, and community.

Our Approach

Established in 2015, Novō builds on the work of Yeldall Manor, a UK charity which has been providing residential addiction treatment for over 40 years, in ways which fit the cultural, economic, and social realities of the local context.

Our communities centre on Christ, focus on the whole person, express grace and truth, promote freedom and responsibility, partner with a variety of local churches and organizations.

We view addiction as a whole person problem (bio-psycho-social-spiritual) that requires a whole person solution. We believe that long-term recovery is achievable, whatever a person’s story or circumstance, and that the best foundation for true freedom from addiction is a living relationship with God through Jesus Christ. However, we will never impose our viewpoint upon anyone, recognising freedom of choice in faith, as in other areas. We welcome and value applications from men from all walks of life, background, ethnicity, culture, and faith.

Five core values guide who we are and what we do – integrity, empowerment, respect, excellence, and community.

Novō Communities

Is Novō needed?

Addiction is a global epidemic. The need for residential communities where healing and restoration can take place, is increasing year by year. The developing world is experiencing rapid social change (population growth, urbanisation, migration, family breakdown) and with it a growth in social problems such as sexual abuse, prostitution, child neglect. These problems leave individuals with huge deficits in terms of their sense of security, significance, and self-worth – problems to which the abuse of substances provides a temporary, but ultimately enslaving, solution.