As part of their social ministry, some religious communities have established programs that offer help and support especially for certain groups like refugees or the disabled.
Christian Care was formed in 1967 by the Zimbabwe Council of Churches tasked to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged, including refugees. Christian Care is a member of Act, an an international alliance of 111 churches and church-related organisations that work together in humanitarian assistance and development.
Ruvarashe Trustwas started as Zimbabwe Self-Reliance Leprosy Trust at Mutemwa in 1985. It serves Zimbabweans with disabilities and in a state of destitution. The Trust has the Head of the Archdiocese of Harare as its President. The St. Bakhita Centre in Makumbi operates under the umbrella of the Trust. This Centre began its activity in 2010. At present, it offers the courses in sewing, rosary-making and shoe-making.