Archbishop Mar Gregorius SnehaVeedu- Nalanchira, Trivandrum.
(A place for those who has no place)
SNEHAVEEDU is a non-profitable and non-political organization. Inmates from all walks of life stay here. Apart from food, shelter and medication, counseling and rehabilitation are provided.
Sneha Veedu stretches its kind hands towards the mentally challenged (mentally ill) the poor, the aged and the orphans. It is located in Nalanchira in the outskirts of City of Trivandrum Capital of Gods own country-Kerala
This Home away from Home and a place of Hope for the Hopeless is run by Fr.George Joshua, the director and helped by 3 Holy Spirit nuns and two lay people.
The team offers solace to the suffering individual and family alike, with psycho-social rehabilitation programmes and medical care administered by experts (dedicated doctors from Psychiatric hospital) in respective areas.
One goes and visit the place will be amazed by seeing the total dedication towards the damped lives of 55 poor and destitute living there.
Fr George Joshuaâ€™s vision is to renew the hopes of its residents, and their family members, re-kindle their life, and bring back its residents to social mainstream and integration with their families.
Fr.GeorgeJoshua with “Kannan”- who is blind
Fr.George Joshua says â€œHe likes to respond to the needs of families requiring long or Short term Residential Care and Psycho social Rehabilitation Service for his inmates suffering from mental disability of varying degrees and Types.” It is a hard job indeed.
What you can do?
You may visit the place if you are passing by Trivandrum or at least please pray for them. Help them if you can. Sponsoring one person for a month costs around Rs4000 (for Medicine, Food and clothing).They accept food, old clothing, or any materials that can help these poor folks. Please note they are not getting any foreign fund or govt. aid. He depends only on service minded people.
Please visit the site-
Contact numbers: 00919847122245 /00914712530505
â€œ..Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.â€ – Matthew 25:40