4.9.2021  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA gets a Goan middle aged man from Mapusa into our home as he is suffering from mental disability for close to 20+ years is just roaming on the streets of Mapusa. 
This middle aged man has a brother and both have gone haywire many years back due to substance abuse . 
Their late parents were very educated. 
Father was an engineer and mother was a teacher. 
But both sons went out of control. 
For many years now , like say 20+ years,  there are just roaming around aimlessly,  eating if some one gave something or just trying to get something by begging. 
Last year , Sapnesh was insisting that we help them but they have a home which they themselves have ransacked and destroyed. 
And some how we did not follow up on these 2 goan brothers as the 1st lockdown started. 
These boys are blessed as their 78 year old aunt who stays in south Goa has been trying her level best to help them after the death of their parents. 
Few weeks back,  this old aunt , admitted this young man into IPHB for treatment. 
The Dr @ IPHB felt considerate for this goan man and recommended that he be rehabilitated and kept at our home else if not looked after and given daily medicine,  will be back to where he has been. 
We were contacted by the aunt but as we are the service providers , we requested Mr Prashant Walke to help the aunt with the formalities. 
Mr Prashant knowing their sad story and being from the same locality,  immediately swung into action, got all the required paper work done, along with their elderly aunt and straight from IPHB we accepted this man into our home about 10 days back. 
Attached a picture of Mr Prashant Walke and that goan man . 
Quite and sober man . 
If need be , if approached we might even accept the other brother as it's really sad and pitiful to see how these 2 goan men are living . 
We are now focusing more on goan people who are on the streets and abandoned as things are getting bad for our own fellow goans. 
The pandemic , coupled with increase in inflation and unemployment is causing goan men & women to reach the streets as families are finding it difficult to look after them. 
Everyday we are approached to help such goan people with mental disabilities and we try our level best to get them 1st admitted into IPHB for treatment and then we can consider for admission into our home if the family is not agreeing to take then home. 
Close to 10 such people are in IPHB who we have admitted of which 7 are goans undergoing treatment and once discharged will have to be admitted by us into our homes or they will again reach the streets and live a pitiful life . 
Coming week we are assisting close to 5 goans who are in need of treatment to get admitted into IPHB. 
As of date our shelter homes are absolutely free with no charges . 
It's getting really really expensive to take care of 100+ such people with all sort of sickness and disabilities. 
But I call it COMPASSION . 
We will sail through these difficult times. 
Nothing is permanent. 
It's a test which I have to pass. 
If you know such homeless Goan men who might require help and a chance to start life again then you can whatsapp me on 8380097564. 
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God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848