24.2.2022  7pm IST 
STREET PROVIDENCE GOA on  Saturday ie 19.2.22 picked up 2 old men right on the Calangute Beach. 
A drive initiated by Roshan Mathias, supported by Calangute Police , took us to these 2 homeless, old , abandoned and lonely men. 
♡♡ Thanks to Arjun , from Living Waters Trust , for supporting us with his van as he was the one who has spotted them. 
One elderly man has been admitted into the IPHB through a Magistrate order as he requires treatment before we take him into our shelter home . 
The other man was in a very terrible and inhumane condition. 
He was on the beach in the mud and his total surrounding area was unhealthy for close to 2 months. 
Surely he did not have bath for many months . 
Initially he was a bit aggressive to leave his comfort zone but as the police stepped up the pressure he quietly moved into the car . 
Did a covid and medical test at Candolim PHC and then this gentleman was transportated to our shelter home by Arjun. 
♡♡ Thanks to our Manager, Mr Sapnesh and his care giver Mr Roy for doing their part in actually getting things done on Sat from 10 am to 12pm as man no 2 had lost control over his toilet habits and had to be changed, put new clothes along with a pamper in the PHC Before he could be taken to IPHB. 
There are approx 150 to 200 such men across the state of Goa , mainly in the big cities and across major Highways of Goa. 
The issue is no Government authority is doing anything to get them picked up and treated. 
You , I , the people who all the rules  and the Government officials see them in public places , highways , gardens , etc but thats it . 
Some are really in filth and totally deranged. 
With absolutely NO SUPPORT , from any authority its getting really really tough helping these 150 + unsound men stuck up in the state. 
We require a better facilitation and a 
co ordination team by Police , Health , IPHB & Women & Child Dept  ( for ladies ) , else in the coming months , the matters will go out of hand as Summer is about to start. 
The heat adds to the aggressive nature of these people on the streets and then u have murders and fights. 
In one month flat , we can clean entire Goa of all these men , give us what we require and that too on a paper. 
Nothing Verbal . 
Add to that street children and Beggars. 
A right cocktail for unwanted events. 
We have ready infrastructure to help the state if need be . 
Not an easy service to perform daily but yet we are there last 5 years doing the very little we can . 
If you see such men ( priorty ) please get in touch with the local police station and also whatsapp me on 8380097564 , the pictures and details . 
We will try to help to the best we can . 
Each group of Villages across Goa , should have such people like Roshan Mathias , who can undertake such drives either monthly or as the need arises  
It reduces the pressure on our NGO to go around Goa and the Police can be relieved that Society is coming forward to assist in such matters of abandoned homeless people in the state. 
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 . 
Twitter : @streetproviden1 
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564. 
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes
8380097564 /7020314848