Home for Homeless Elderly Women

THE NEED

There are more than 25000 homeless people in Bangalore out of which around 7500 are elderly women. Mostly abandoned due to old age, physical or mental ailments, they are forced to beg on the streets and live an undeserving life of humiliation and indignity.

What we do

Sandhya Suraksha is a joint project of Methodist Church of India, BRC and Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT). The purpose of the Centre is to provide safe shelter and take care of Homeless Elderly Women irrespective of caste, creed or religion. While the Methodist Church has been kind enough to provide with premises to run Sandhya Suraksha, operations are solely managed by NMT.

Equipped with 70 beds, this senior-friendly home provides nutritious meals, medical care, palliative care, rehabilitation programs, skill development and training in activities such as kitchen gardening, paper bag and candle making, tailoring etc.

What makes Sandhya Suraksha special?

  • Spacious and well-ventilated building with elder-friendly features
  • Access to garden, open spaces
  • Well-trained and experienced staff
  • Health / medical care
  • Cognitive and social engagement activities
  • Skill Development
  • Short stay home for missing or accidentally separated
  • Special care for elders with memory loss
  • Palliative care
  • Recreational activities and inter-generational programmes

Who can be admitted?

While we would be glad to help most destitute, ageing and ailing, this particular facility is open only for elderly women who meet the following criteria:

  • Strictly for women above 60
  • All admissions to be routed through the local police although Elders Helpline 1090 can be contacted for initial assistance
  • Elderly women missing or accidentally separated from families can use the facility as a transit or short stay home until contact established with family
Home for Destitute Elderly Women
Home for Destitute Elderly Women
Home for Destitute Elderly Women
Home for Destitute Elderly Women
Home for Destitute Elderly Women
Home for Destitute Elderly Women
Home for Destitute Elderly Women
Home for Destitute Elderly Women

Get involved

While we aim at providing a secure place for elderly homeless women in Bangalore and a second chance to live a respectful and healthy life, our vision of ensuring that Bangalore is free of elderly destitute on the streets by 2025, can flourish only with the help of our patrons, volunteers and donors.

We invite Individuals, Corporates and other like-minded organizations to associate themselves and work with us through volunteer programs or by contributing their time or donating funds to the cause. Donations can be made in cash or kind, please contact the Center Manager for further information. Donations to NMT are exempt U/S 80G of Income Tax Act in India. NMT is also approved to receive donations from abroad under FCRA.