love home @ present

Love Home started functioning in a single room rented house at Chathamattam, in Paingottoor Grama panchayat on September 13th, 1993 with 3 inmates who were Tamil ladies treated in Psychiatry Dept. of Medical College Hospital, Kottayam. They were unable to give their identity or proper address. A volunteer service maid from Kothamangalam took care of them, who was a single, and later became a nun.

From the very beginning itself, the public recognized Love Home as a typical shelter for abandoned mentally ill women and they extended their sincere co-operation in cash and kind, encouraging and supporting the project at large. Social workers, nuns,police and poor people who could not afford treatment of their sick family members began to bring and entrust mentally ill women to Love Home and hence the strength of inmates grew gradually and we were forced to find out a larger rented house.

Love Home was shifted to a big rented farm house at South Punnamattam near Kadavoor, during April 1994 where it functioned for two years. During that period the strength of inmates reached 34 and there was no scope of further enlargement of the building. We prayed daily for an own piece of land wherein we could build an own home to suit our purpose.

In 1996 we purchased 95 cents of land at Panamkara [the present place] and began to construct a planned building. The same year we shifted into the builded area of the incomplete house. The construction continued little by little and finally we have 15000 sq. ft. building today. Also we now possess 2 acres of land with compound wall.

Present number of inmates is 145 after sending back home more than 900 during the past 23 years, who were become manageable and accepted by their families.

A consulting Psychiatrist regularly visits Love Home and in addition, medical camps are run by Kadavoor Primary Health Centre. For severe cases we go to Holy Family Hospital, Muthalakodam, Thodupuzha or to Medical College Hospital, Kottayam. Now our inmates are registered under Dist. mental health programme.

The inmates are being trained to make Candles, Soaps, Hand wash, Toilet lotion, Rosaries, Bath towels, Holy qurbana crowns, Tablet covers etc, in addition to tailouring and agricultural activities. M.S.W. social workers and qualified nurses render their service to Love Home.

There are more than 3500 donators supporting Love Home {all are Malayalees}. A few of them help us regularly every month, others yearly once or twice. We receive not only cash, but also food, food materials, furniture, equipments, dress, cloth etc..

who we are

  • They are all sheltered herein as members of
    one big family living beneath one roof
  • Provided with food, clothes and protection
    cared, loved and mended
  • A living example of "unity in diversity" evolved
    from the compelling love of Jesus Christ
  • Run only by public support, viz.contributions from generous citizens of India; those who trust in the absolute and defenite fruits of Karma
  • And those who believe that they GET when they GIVE
  • Now there are 145 inmates and 20 service personnels in LOVE HOME
  • During the past 23 years, more than 900 inmates reached
    back their homes in managable and self depending status. And we are really proud of this achievement
  • But the number of the needy who are deserving shelter in LOVE HOME is increasing in our society

about us

Love home and other care homes sheltering homeless mentally ill persons; emerged during the past three decades; are a stage of evolution in community life of our country resulted by scarcity of psychiatrists and treatment facilities in our country. The proportion of the number of psychiatrists and chronic patients is about 1:4000 in our country. Even middle class people are unable to afford long term treatment of their relatives. This is why mentally ill persons are found straying especially women.