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Help the Destitute on Street

Destitute and sick lying on streets need help…

Millions of our countrymen who are impoverished and homeless, live on streets. They are victims of causes like poverty, disability, unemployment etc. The most vulnerable among the homeless are the sick, who have no resources to avail medical treatment. Destitute women are prone to sexual exploitation. The situation of mentally ill is also precarious. More than anyone else, children who are homeless desperately need a caring environment, so that they can grow up as productive citizens of the country.

How can you help?

When you encounter a sick and helpless destitute on the street, the least you can do is to ring up individuals or organizations who are engaged in providing rescue, succour, food, shelter and medical assistance to the distressed. In order to facilitate this, we have listed in Resources below contact details of such persons and NGOs.

If you wish you can do much more by making financial contributions to the NGOs who provide the caring and healing touch. You can also consider volunteering your services.

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Humanitarian Network

On receiving a call on their helpline, destitute are picked up in their ambulance and taken to their Hennur transit home. Medical treatment is given in their own Humanitarian Hospital at Bannerghatta Road.

RVM Foundation, Total Mall (formerly Kempfort Terrace), 97 Old Airport Road, Bnagalore

Helplines: 080-2522 8000, 097395 44444


Mansoor Chetlu

He rescues destitute persons from the streets and gets them admitted to care homes. Police stations and hospitals from across the city contact Mansoor when they come across the destitute. Mansoor also makes arrangement for funeral of persons who pass away while in the destitute condition.

099644 20041


Mother Teresa Children's Foundation

People who are dying or suffering are picked off streets and taken care of in their three 'Homes of Hope' (one home each for men, women and children with special needs). At these homes appx 450 people are living presently.

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New Ark Mission of India

They rescue destitute persons from the streets of Bangalore and care for them at their centre in Doddagubbi village.

Home of Hope, Doddagubbi Village, KRC Road, Next to KRC, Bangalore 562149.

T.Raja (Auto Raja)

098452 81915


The Banyan

They rescue mentally ill women from the streets. Adaikalam is their transit-care centre.

Banyan Adaikalam: 6th Main Road, Mugappair Eri Scheme, Mugappair west, Chennai 600037

044-2653 0504, 2653 0599


Udavum Karangal (Helping Hands)

People rescued from streets are housed in one of their 4 transit centres in Chennai. The aim is to provide treatment, care, rehabilitation and education.

#460, N.S.K. Nagar, Chennai 600106

044-2621 6321, 2621 6421, 262 22161


Ashray Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA)

They strive to provide shelter to homeless in Delhi-NCR.

Shakarpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110092

Sanjay kumar (98107 11644), Paramjeet Kaur (93126 68807)

011-2248 1609, 2248 3240, 2248 1887


The Earth Saviours Foundation

Their team of volunteers look out on roads for abandoned senior citizens, mentally challenged, handicapped, wounded or ill. First aid is provided and those ill are admitted to hospitals. They are then reunited with their families. If that is not possible, the organization strives to get them jobs, proper accommodation, food facilities etc.

Bandhwari Village, Gurgaon - Faridabad Road, Nr Golf Course, Gurgaon 122001

098181 71695, 098716 75485


Good Samaritans India

They rescue destitute elderly people from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The rescued persons are attended to in the 2 centres run by the organisation.

Flat No 13, Block 1, Ramaraju Nagar Colony, Suchitra X Road, Jeedimetla Village, Hyderabad

George Rakesh Babu (George)

080192 81281


Akshaya Trust

The helpless rescued from the street are housed in Akshya Home where they are served nutritious meals thrice a day. The home has 450 inmates at present.

# 9, West Main Street, Doak Nagar Extension, Madurai 625016

Narayanan Krishnan

0452-435 3439, 098433 19933

Major Railway Junctions


Sathi rescues children on the railway platforms and shelter as well as care till the time the child is returned home safely. Sathi's operations are spread across the major railway junctions of India viz. Kanpur, Mughalsarai, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Ahamadabad, Pune, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Yeshwantpur, Bangalore and Hubli.

Pramod Kulkarni / Basavaraj Shali

080-2357 3088, 098454 56767, 094483 88257


Alternative Realities

They campaign on behalf of homeless pavement dwellers of Navi Mumbai. The aim is to find solutions for homeless families.

Abhishek Bharadwaj

099204 02813

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Bal Asha Trust

The Trust shelters abandoned and destitute children up to the age of 12 years and provides them with nutrition, medical care, warmth, love and emotional security to these children. The children are sent to regular schools. Efforts are made place the children in adoptive families through a legal procedure.

Anand Niketan, King George Memorial, Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011

022-2494 4090


Cardinal Gracias Destitute Home

This is an institution run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Persons who are dying and sick are provided with food, shelter, clothing and medicines.

17 Chapel Lane, Santacruz (W), Mumbai 400054

022-2649 2994


Homeless Collective

Homeless Collective is a forum of concerned individuals, NGOs, CBOs, professionals and advocates, whose strive to guide the homeless in their struggle for shelter.

097028 92141

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Leslie Pereira

Lawyer Leslie Pereira helps patients who are abandoned in Government-run hospitals in Mumbai. He ensures that they get shelter and are cared for in rescue homes.

He is often present in J J Hospital, Byculla


Prem Daan

Destitute are rescued from streets and housed here, as per the practice established by Mother Teresa who founded this organisation.

Missionaries of Charity, Sector 17, Airoli, Navi Mumbai.

022-2779 1309


SEAL Ashram

SEAL is an NGO dedicated to the mission of rescuing destitute and helpless people from the streets & railway stations of Mumbai.

Vangani, Nere, New Panvel 410206

Pastor K M Philip

022-3222 7597, 095949 69535, 093230 57915


Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation

They pick up mentally ill destitute persons from streets, provide care at their homes in Karjat & Borivali and strive to reunite them with their families.

Dr Bharat Vatwani

Borivali: 022-2895 5020, 098205 68215, 098670 56433
Karjat: 02148-202 741, 095956 59937, 099230 76947



Snehasadan provides a Home and a future for homeless street children in Mumbai. Through Snehasadan's auspices the children have a chance to escape life on the streets, gain access to shelter, education and a future, and above all find a home and a family. Their contact centres at CST (Amchi Kholi) and Borivali station (Niwara) work with children living in station premises.

Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400093

022-2687 3694, 2687 2945


St.Catherine of Siena Orphanage & School

They cater to children who are destitute or orphaned or street-dwellers by providing shelter, food, clothing and education in a haven of safety and love.

Mount Mary Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai 400 050

022-2642 2859

Mumbai      Delhi-NCR

Koshish - TISS Initiative on Homelessness & Destitution

An initiative by Tata Institute of Social sciences. They actively engage with homeless persons living on the streets, both in Mumbai and Delhi. They are also working with 4 beggars’ home in Delhi and 2 homes in Mumbai.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, VN Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088

022-2552 5250


Santhi Mandiram

Santhi Mandiram serves as an asylum for the abandoned and unwanted human beings, many of whom are mentally unsound, wandering in the streets naked or with shabby clothes and eating from the waste bins and with no place to sleep etc.

Vettinad Market Jn., Near Lourdes Mount Public School, Kanakode, Vattappara.P.O, Trivandrum

098955 27372, 08606 153192

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