ST.JOSEPH’S HOME FOR THE AGED - KOVALAM

Home for the aged is in the campus of Thozhamai Illam, 500 meters from the sea shore of Kanyakumari, at the sun set point facing the three great seas, Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Kovalm is a small village in Agastheeswaram panchayat, just three kilometers away from it. There is increasing population on the one hand and absence of developmental schemes on the other. It is marked by polarity –i.e. the coexistence of richest and the rock-bottom poor. Their main occupation is fishing and the two predominant castes are Paravas and Mukkuvas.

Fishing folks dwell near the sea coast and do not own land and therefore live in insecurity. The youth do not go for higher studies. They are well versed in handling wind directions, sea hazards and boat mechanism.

We started our Destitute Home for the Aged on the request of the Bishop of Kottar in 1998. In the beginning there were 7 inmates and it varies from year to year between 10 and 20. We make an effort to find their children and accommodate their elders at home as far as is possible and the elders prefer to be with their kith and kin. There are always senior citizens who have nobody, very sick and need constant care.

We started our Destitute home for the aged on the request of the Bishop of Kottar in 1998. In the beginning there were 7 inmates and it varies from year to year between 10 and 20. We make an effort to find their children and accommodate their elders at home as far as is possible and the elders prefer to be with their kith and kin. There are always senior citizens who have nobody and those who are very sick and need constant care.

THIS HOME PROVIDES:

  • Free food and accommodation
  • Counselling
  • Medical care with concern
  • Spiritual care and consolation
  • Physical exercise, physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy and recreation

OUR IMMEDIATE CONCERNS

  • Sponsor for one woman’s maintenance Rs. 15000/year.
  • Vehicle to take them to hospital or outing and also to search for new inmates.

You are helping us to give human dignity and peace to destitute elderly women who are part of us, women who have nobody else to care for them!

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