21.3.2021 7pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA through this post explains the different type of men we look after in our rehabilitation homes.
First, all are homeless.
Of these, 80% are from the streets.
And 20 % have families but are abandoned and lonely.
Most of them have serious alcoholic & tobacco issues and mental issues due to which they are abondoned and land up on the streets.
We have managed to create an atmosphere in our home where an elderly man gets a son who looks after him and where younger man gets a father.
This works well for both as all bond ❤ together, looking after each other .
25 – 30 % are physically disabled ( incapacitated) and need full time support for their day to day life functions like eating ,bathing, changing clothes , cleaning after urinating and defecating , moving about , exercising joints etc
Each one requires 3 to 5 pampers daily.
Also have serious mental issues and require constant medications to be stable.
30 – 40 % have serious mental and alcohol+ drugs issues
These men have serious mental disabilities due to mental illnesses like schizophrenia, residual effects of chronic alcohol , drugs use compounded by long stay on the streets without proper food and medicines.
They are sometimes violent, aggressive, lack selfcare, refuse medications and need constant supervision and dedicated nursing care for giving medications and proper supervised activity
Not in a position to lead a normal, independent daily life .
2 – 5 % are ones with serious skin issues.
On the streets, without bath and proper sanitation , brings about all possible skin and terribly bad sickness on the body.
Such men are isolated and treated and fully recover In 30 days .
5 – 10 % are the care givers.
Once terribly into alcohol and drugs , in the depth of agony and pain but once rehabilitated stay back to help others.
They take the responsibility of running the homes on a daily basis.
One is the cook, another incharge of the medication, others take turns in cleaning bathing and giving medications.
20 – 30 % just old and lonely and abandoned by their family
These men are on multiple medications for many disease like diabetes blood pressure , heart ailments etc
But just old and abandoned.
They are unable to do any work and spend time talking to each other.
Category E is a huge number on the streets which is what is worrying me .
We also house and take care of HOMELESS men suffering from HIV.
More and more are reaching the streets or are put on the streets due to economic issues, property , old age and children refuse to look after them and literally push them to the streets to beg.
We need a home and a big home to reach out to the above homeless men .
If you share our passion and dream about HUMANITY , then now is the time to join us .
With the summer already in full steam and monsoon approaching in the next few weeks we need to get as many as possible of the streets of Goa .
We are ready to rent or lease the homes .
These homes which we require are going to help just the old homeless men who have no place to live.
We are also open to renting 4 to 6 bedroom flats or bungalows which can hold about 15 to 20 such old men .
Support us in whatever way you can.
Donate generously to our NGO.
We offer you 50% exemption under 80G on your donations.
Donations only through cheque /NEFT along with your pan card copy .
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