New Heart Foundation


Our mission is to resource community church leaders for intentional ministry to the broken and hurting. With your investment and partnership, together we can reach out to and disciple those precious individuals in our communities struggling with addictions and other life-controlling issues to finally encounter sustainable freedom that is only attainable through an intimate relationship with Jesus.

Stories of changed lives

Lisa’s Story

“I grew up in a family addicted to alcohol. There was a lot of violence in the house. As a child, I was in a position with my mother (wherein) she would buy me vodka. We would steal the truck, and we would take off. I learned what I was taught. I started drinking when I was 11 years old. It was just shortly after that I started doing drugs. I continued my drug and alcohol addiction through my adult years. At one point, when I was older, I lost everything. And there was many a night I tried suicide over and over again. But I could never get myself to follow through to the end. I remember driving and listening to music –about 3 a.m. – and I went to my mother’s house. Right then, I knew I had to change. I had hit my bottom. (Although) my mother never went to church; she suggested I come to Westgate. From there forward, I met Ardis, who introduced me to New Heart. I’ve been coming to New Heart since 2006. I have found unconditional love with the family and friends I’ve made through New Heart Ministries. Knowing Jesus has changed my life completely.”

Dathan’s Story

“I used to be homeless, addicted to drugs, and jobless, but after finding New Heart Ministry, I have been free for 4 1/2 years. I started using drugs at 12 and eventually became isolated and alienated while working as a web developer. I left my career and family and resorted to stealing to survive. After a car accident, my sister told me about New Heart Place. Although I was suspicious of Christianity, I found myself drawn to it and continued to believe in and trust God. Now, I work as an intern at the Philadelphia Church and am involved in various ministries. I believe God wants to bring out the best in us and can satisfy our spiritual needs through Christ. We need time to focus on building a relationship with God and sorting out our issues.”

Margie’s Story

At 13, I began struggling with alcohol and drugs, which escalated into an addiction. At 24, I turned to God for help and found a treatment program that led me to accept Jesus as my savior. While I found healing from substance abuse, I still struggled with codependency and insecurity, which affected my relationships with others. I was called to ministry but eventually burned out due to unresolved issues. I later found healing through a woman’s group at Westgate’s New Heart Ministry, where I learned about healthy boundaries and forgiveness. I returned to leadership with this newfound healing and co-led the Drug and Alcohol group. My journey is ongoing, and God is not finished with me yet.”

‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord.”

Jeremiah 30:17

“‘I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,’ says the Lord, ‘And I will heal them.'”

Isaiah 57:18-19

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his (Jesus) wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 2:24

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”

Jeremiah 17:14

“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

Psalm 30:2

“I will give you a new heart-I will give you new and right desires-and put a new spirit within you

Ezekiel 36:26