13.1.2022  8pm IST 
With the 3rd wave looming around , the homeless and marginalized will be hit the most . 
Add to the 3rd Wave , most of the Police Stations across the big cities in Goa have new Inspectors , who might not have the time and interest in getting the homeless of the streets as they need time to settle down with elections around the corner. 
But we at Street Providence are back after a short break , picking and accepting homeless street people from government hospitals. 
Today we accepted two very feeble and malnourished men . 
☆ Case 1
Sadhashiv was picked from Chicalim Health centre. 
Very weak and malnourished , with no control over his movements , so wears a pamper . 
Dr Anil , Incharge of CHC was kind enough to inform us that Sadhashiv requires a home to recover his strength. 
Douglas and his team drove to Chicalim and picked this man and admitted him into our home this evening . 
☆ Case 2
A homeless man Mr Shyam, was admitted a few days back into the District Hospital Mapusa by the local police. 
Old , weak , feeble , does not speak clearly so can't understand much . 
Dr Rylind informs the ward Bro/ nurse Mr Rajan to inform us which he did. 
Took us a few days to get him into our home due to some paper work. 
This evening Sudarshan picked him and admitted him into our home . 
Looks weak and malnourished with some walking issues . 
This is how we have started this NEW YEAR . 
This is our Hospital service , where we just don't visit the hospitalized but see that we can get them a home to stay & make them stand back on their feet and we care & look after such abandoned poor people , Free of cost . 
We have no full time nurses , doctors, or high funda homes or fancy infrastructure but we have some highly dedicated & committed manpower and care givers who themselves were one day in such a state. 
Daily we drive the sick and those in need of medication to the government hospitals and that is one separate team doing only this work . 
Fuel Costs a bomb daily . 
INTEGRATION is the key to REHABILITATION of the homeless people in today's time where,  manpower costs a bomb and only those who can afford, can get a bed in a home . 
We have increased our capacity in the men's section and we can take in another 80 such homeless men. 
This New Year, our focus will be on hospitals where there just might be a lost soul waiting for a hand to cling on to start life . 
It's cold and freezing out there on the streets of Goa and the 3rd wave is raging . 
I feel upset but yet we all have to take care . 
If you see anyone on the streets of Goa , please stop by and help. 
Go to the nearest police station and complain and see that the homeless is helped. 
We will surely accept provided routed through the police. 
Our priorty is our local Goans but we take in anyone irrespective of his native state . 
No one should be sleeping on a road, Street or public area if he is homeless and with unsound mind . 
If our assistance is required,  pls whatsapp me on 8380097564. 
If we can help we will let you know on the spot , yes or no . 
Some cases are beyond our capacity. 
But we can try . 
We require your support and help to reach out to them who are HELPLESS & homeless. 
Support us in whatever way you can through our NGO. 
We offer you 50% exemption under 80G on your donations. 
Donations only through cheque /NEFT along with your pan card copy . 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848