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Old 13th June 2010, 13:24   #1
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Basically there is an old lady sitting infront of our apartment in Kolkata since the past two days. Looks like the poor lady has been abandoned by her kins. It has been raining there and there is no shelter. Since the last two days we have helped her with food and temporary shelter in the apartment parking lot. We tried calling few old age homes but it seems they are all paid ones. There is no answer on the Nirmal Hriday landline number.

Does anyone know of any NGO who provides shelter to these poor abandoned people in Kolkata? If yes, please PM me or post here. You will help save a life.
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Old 14th June 2010, 15:52   #2
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Google returned this information. Sorry i donot have much information. :(

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Old 14th June 2010, 16:01   #3
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Thanks, my father has already looked into these options. No help!
He would be visiting Nirmal Hriday today to see if they can help.
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Can you try Sarbani Das Roy of Ishwar Sankalpa @ 9830260089.
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Can you try Sarbani Das Roy of Ishwar Sankalpa @ 9830260089.
Thanks a lot sir! This really helped. I could feel the happiness in my father's voice when he said this might work. Thanks a lot again
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Thanks a lot sir! This really helped. I could feel the happiness in my father's voice when he said this might work. Thanks a lot again
It is very kind of you trying to help an abandoned old women, Feels weird how people can throw their mothers out of the house. They're worse than animals.
Keep up the good work dude
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Old 16th June 2010, 00:25   #7
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It is very kind of you trying to help an abandoned old women, Feels weird how people can throw their mothers out of the house. They're worse than animals.
Keep up the good work dude
True, moreover there is absolutely no value of human life!
The contact given by Shuvc has really helped. There are some legalities though. We have to involve the local police station. Should be taken care of.
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Hi,

I need some help in knowing about old age shelters in Mumbai who can accommodate old homeless people, mainly old women.

Yesterday while entering a coffee shop, I came across an old woman (seemed 70+) who needed help in climbing the pavement. While helping out, I inquired further and came to know that she was sleeping there for the past couple of weeks as she had lost her home and belongings to someone. There was no one in her family who could help out and the police did not assist either when she complained.

I offered her some money but she did not accept, I had to insist a couple of times and only then she took it a bit reluctantly. I called up few old age homes in Mumbai to check if they can provide shelter to her but they refused to accept someone off the street and asked me to go to the police instead!

I am skeptical about involving police and just want to know if there are some other old age shelter homes which help cases like these without involving too many formalities.

At this stage, I am not sure about the authenticity of her story, but I just want her to stay in a secure place like an old age home rather than sleeping on the street. She did not seem terminally ill nor any sort of drug addict, she spoke few words of English too.

Any tips on how to help her out will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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It's really nice of you to be concerned about her, not many people care nowadays.

This site lists all the OAH's in Maharashtra and some of them are free (link2) for the needy.

http://www.karmayog.com/lists/oah.htm
http://www.karmayog.com/lists/oah1.htm

Hope this is helpful.
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It's really nice of you to be concerned about her, not many people care nowadays.

This site lists all the OAH's in Maharashtra and some of them are free (link2) for the needy.

http://www.karmayog.com/lists/oah.htm
http://www.karmayog.com/lists/oah1.htm

Hope this is helpful.
Thanks buddy.

I had referred this list during a google search and called up few shelters but they refused to help without getting police involved since there is no background on her.

I just spoke to another one and they advised me to get a letter from the police which states that she is a destitute and can be shifted to a shelter.
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I strongly recommend " Ashraya " located at Haradi village, Brahmavar taluk, Udupi district, Karnataka.

Run by Dr A V Baliga Hospital management, its the finest I've ever known.

Genuine TLC, Magnificent buildings, great landscaping, serene weather.

The location is a little interior, about 2 -3 kilometres from Malgudi Bar & restaurant on the main NH17 highway , a few minutes past Brahmavar towards North.

Please google to know more. (its a paid one)

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