Anandam- Home for the homeless at Vijay Mandir & Dadikar, Alwar & in Noida
SAPNA established its first home for the homeless at Vijay Mandir, Alwar in January 2007. The home acts as a feeder for destitute survivors of trauma and other grave illnesses who are in need of recuperative care and support. A few of them are comatose. They need dedicated care and attention. This is provided by SAPNA’s caregivers, making It a role model for palliative care, acknowledged by premier hospitals like AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, as most of the patients are from these hospitals.
To address the need for a dedicated home for the homeless, SAPNA has constructed a scenic 60 bedded facility near the Dadikar Fort at Alwar with the CSR support of Hindustan Zinc Ltd. This became operational in 2017. The Government of Rajasthan has designated it as the ‘Old Age Home’ for Alwar district.
Our Noida hospice also came up in 2017 has embraced the needs of poor and sick, some homeless and others needing recuperative care and support. It is a short stay home for many who need a shelter till they are able to go back home. it also serves as a transit home for patients coming in and out of Alwar for follow ups and emergencies.
In 2019, in view of increasing numbers of homeless women, a separate home, named Anandmayee was carved out for homeless women at Vijay Mandir. The home provides a safe haven to women who are victims of violence, trafficking and sexual abuse, and other forms of severe trauma. 30 women are in the home already.
We are today a proud family of over 100 and feel privileged to serve the poor and the needy.