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TRANSFORM SILVANO SHANTI ASHRAM

BUILD A 'NEW HOME FOR DYING DESTITUTE'


Save a life by participating in the Good Samaritan Mission's 'Destitute Reduction Programme' by Transforming Good Samaritan Mission’s 20-bed Silvano Shanti Ashram into a 200-bed Home for Dying Destitute at the heart of village Raite in Kalyan on the outskirts of India’s favorite city, Mumbai... 1,41,582 villagers of 96 nearby villages will also benefit from this project that includes a Rural Health Centre, complete with Mobile Medical Units, and Doctors on Call!


DESTITUTION – A NATIONAL PROBLEM


Destitution is a National Problem. This means that, 28.5% or 343.5 million people are destitute in India. A considerable number of these are Dying Destitute. Almost all of the Dying Destitute after death are accounted for as Unidentified Dead Bodies (UIDB). According to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), in 2012 Maharashtra had the highest number of Unidentified Dead Bodies. The figure stood at 5906. For almost every 20 minutes, someone dies an unknown death in the country. That means over 100 Unidentified Dead Bodies per day.


Maharashtra sources say that the large figure happens to be the result of increasing homelessness, as these people lack shelter, and access to medical facilities. Many of these unclaimed bodies are of people who come to cities like Mumbai to earn a livelihood or for medical care, and land up on the streets. NCRB records indicated 1206 Unidentified Dead Bodies in 1999. A survey conducted by another NGO revealed that most of the homeless in Mumbai are intra-state migrants, followed by migrants from AP, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh. The figures are testimony to the growth of anonymity and destitution. - HENCE THE NEED TO SHELTER AND TREAT THE DYING DESTITUTE.”


DYING DESTITUTION – A GOOD SAMARITAN MISSION PROBLEM


Closer Home, Good Samaritan Mission’s Homes for Dying Destitute Vijay Ashram at Vikhroli, and Silvano Shanti Ashram at Kalyan feed, clothe, house and care for a little over 50 inmates who were brought to the facilities by the Mumbai and Thane Police and were once dying, and destitute. Over 12 years up till date, the Good Samaritan Mission Homes for Dying Destitute have figures as follows:


Total Admissions :         1847

Police Admissions :       457

Discharges :                      1125

Expired :                              722


Problem Squarely Facing Good Samaritan Mission in the Eye: Each year as the summer heats close to most Mumbaikars’ relief, the monsoons bring in increased pleas from the Mumbai and Thane Police to admit destitute who are dying to the already two overflowing homes for dying destitute facilities at Vikhroli and Kalyan. The pleas increase by leaps and bounds throughout the season.


50 BEDS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO SOLVE A NATIONAL PROBLEM!


Solutions offered by Good Samaritan Mission’s DESTITUTION REDUCTION PROGRAMME


The Destitution Reduction Programme aims to aid in the reduction in number of destitute by using two pro-active approaches.


Under the Destitution Reduction Programme, the Mission aims to aid the reduction of destitution using preventive as well as direct and indirect approaches. This will indirectly help to reduce the growing number of Unidentified Dead Bodies, which are a direct consequence of increasing destitution. Offering Food, Shelter, and Healthcare to the dying destitute will be the direct approach towards aiding the reduction of destitution. Services such as Primary, and Psychiatric Health Care, Ambulance on Call, and Doctor on Call for selected locations, running of Mobile Medical Unit services onsite villages will be the preventive approach, which will aid in the reduction of the growing destitution numbers caused due to the lack of health care. Solutions Offered by the Good Samaritan Mission’s Facility under this include:


  • HOME FOR DYING DESTITUTE
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Healthcare
  • RURAL HEALTHCARE
  • Health Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Dental Health Care
  • Psychiatric Health Care
  • MOBILE MEDICAL UNITS
  • First Aid and Primary Treatment
  • Reference to Higher Medical Centre
  • Data Gathering
  • DOCTOR ON CALL


GOALS AND OBJECTIVES


  • The Primary Goal of The Good Samaritan Mission’s Home for Dying Destitute (GSMHDD) Facility / Programme will be to reduce the problem of Dying Destitution.
  • The Objective of this part of the  will be to provide food, clothing, shelter and medical care to a minimum of 200 Dying Destitute.


  • The Secondary Goal of the GSMHDD Facility / Programme will reduce the problem of Unidentified Dead Bodies (UIDB).
  • The Objective of identifying and getting dying destitute off the street before death in the Mumbai city, and in the neighboring cities of Navi Mumbai, and Thane the GSMHDD will reduce the problem of the incidence / occurrence of UIDB.
  • The other Objective of identifying and getting dying destitute off the street before death in the Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane, and disseminating information through various media with regards the thus rescued missing people, GSMHDD will reduce the rising incidence / occurrence of UIDB.


  • The Third Goal: The Good Samaritan Mission’s Rural Health Care (GSMRHC) Facility / Programme will help and allow the people of the villages in the vicinity access to good quality medical facilities thus preventing the occurrence of Destitution.
  • The Objective will be to allow nearly 17,115 people of 12 nearby villages access to good quality medical facilities.
  • The Objective will also be to allow nearly 1,24,467 people of 84 villages of the Kalyan Taluka Gram Panchayat access to good quality medical care with the presence of Mobile Medical Units (MMU) in their respective villages on appointed days of the week.
  • The Objective will also be to allow nearly 1,24,467 people of 84 villages of the Kalyan Taluka Gram Panchayat access to good quality medical facilities with the services of Ambulance on Call.


PROPOSAL & PROJECT LOCATION


Cradled by nature in between scenic hillsides and Ulhas river flowing through the village Raite nestled in the scenic outskirts of Mumbai City bang opposite Tabor Bhavan, an Ashram plays home to around 30 destitute males. Whisperings of the name St. Teresa of Calcutta can be heard here amidst Silvano Shanti Ashram’s old buildings, fruit and flower gardens, and healed and healing men. This 1 acre plot happens to be owned by the Good Samaritan Mission.


The Good Samaritan Mission proposes this location to host the Kalyan leg of the Mission’s ‘Destitute Reduction ’. For this purpose, the above plot will have to be redeveloped into a state-of-the-art facility which will house the following.

  • A Home for Dying Destitute that will feed, clothe, shelter, and care for 200 males.
  • A Rural Healthcare Centre that will service 17,115 people of 12 nearby villages.
  • A Mobile Medical Units Team Office service 1,24,467 people of 84 villages of the Kalyan Taluka Gram Panchayat access to good quality medical care.
  • A Doctor on Call Team Office to service 1,24,467 people of 84 villages of the Kalyan Taluka Gram Panchayat access to good quality medical facilities with the services of Ambulance of Call.


The Good Samaritan Mission Proposes to construct the above facilities on the Kalyan 1 acre plot. Phase One of the Project will require the construction of a Boundary Wall, and the Construction of the Building to House the above mentioned facilities. Phase Two will see this state-of-the-art facility come into operation.


PROJECT PLAN LAYOUT : Phase One Part One - Construction of Boundary Wall and Ground Floor


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YOU TOO CAN SAVE LIVES


Participate and Transform Silvano Shanti Ashram, Good Samaritan Mission’s Home for Dying Destitute at Raite, a sleepy village nestled in the hills the Kalyan, on the outskirts of Mumbai. This ‘Destitution Reduction Programme’ endeavors to CHANGE LIVES.


Your participation will Guarantee a Better Life for another, DESTITUTE, or DYING!


SAVE A LIFE!


GOOD SAMARITAN MISSION is a Non-Profit, Non Governmental Organization (Registered Charitable Trust Registration No.: 15717 Mumbai), a secular organization in the service of the underprivileged. Participants can avail benefits under 80-G & 12-A of the INCOME TAX ACT (India)

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