Every day atleast 50 elders are abandoned in the streets of Chennai,India.Our 100 bed Palliative Care Home involved in rescuing the dying,disabled elderly destitute to find happiness and dignity back.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In 2001, one third of the elders were living below the poverty line and one third just above it, i.e. 60 % of older persons are in a vulnerable situation without adequate food, clothing, medical treatment and shelter. Elders become destitute with various causes like Elder Abuse, elders thrown out of house due to financial matters etc. The two rescue Ambulance vans will be used by the rescue team to rescue atleast 200 hundred elders in a year from the streets of Chennai, India.
How will this project solve this problem?
Rescue and rehabilitate the dying destitute from streets, provide them family care, provide the rehabilitated destitute with medical care, provide them psychiatric care to raise their psychological standards, advocate and sensitize the society.
Potential Long Term Impact
The 10 yrs experience of serving the elderly destitute made a great impact in the society both to care the parents in the family and care the needy senior citizens. 96% of the beneficieries earned their dignity back and became helpers to others.
Total Funding Received to Date: $60
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $60 . The original project funding goal was $19,000.