about us

Love home and other care homes sheltering homeless mentally ill persons; emerged during the past three decades; are a stage of evolution in community life of our country resulted by scarcity of psychiatrists and treatment facilities in our country. The proportion of the number of psychiatrists and chronic patients is about 1:4000 in our country. Even middle class people are unable to afford long term treatment of their relatives. This is why mentally ill persons are found straying especially women.

Our History

In a rainy evening of July 1993, a nude girl (about 30 years of age) was found walking on the road at Karakkunnam, near Muvattupuzha town. She was followed at a distance by a gang of young men, howling at her. A few women who were going back home, after a prayer meeting at St. Mary’s church, Karakkunnam, witnessed this “road show” which moved them empathetic. They courageously caught hold of the girl and took her to one of their homes nearby. They washed her, fed her and clothed her. The girl’s name was “Maya”. They could not ascertain other details of identity, or address because her conversation was totally irrational and confusing. Maya was kept and cared by these women the whole night. It was a night vigil for them all, because Maya slept little and was always trying to go out even during dark hours. Next morning, they collected a sum from the neighbourhood , and took Maya to the psychiatry dept. of Medical College hospital, Kottayam hiring a taxi. The doctor suggested admission as in- patient, but only with a bye- stander. But unfortunately none of these women was able to stay there with Maya, for many a reasons. So they had to seek somebody else as a bye-stander. They contacted ‘Navajeevan’, a social work organization who was running a rehabilitation centre near medical college wherein many mental patients were cared. The Director of Navajeevan, Mr. P.U. Thomas, agreed to make arrangements for a bye- stander for Maya on a condition that the women who brought Maya, should take at least 3 patients from Navajeevan, who are cured, manageable, but are homeless. The women agreed; but asked for one month’s time, to do this; because they should find a rented house, and do necessary arrangements to run such a home. These women shared the whole story to Mr. N.P. Mathappan, who was then the co-ordinator of Charismatic prayer groups in Kothamangalam Diocese. Mr. Mathappan took the challenge with the help of those women in Karakkunnam prayer group and Love Home started functioning on September 13th, 1993 in a small rented house at Chathamattam in Paingotoor Grama Panchayath with 3 Tamilian inmates and one volunteer care taker.

Mr. N. P Mathappan
Mg:Trustee Mob. +9447605946
Sr. Renjitha
Secretary Trustee
Sr. Karuna
Tressurer Trustee
Sr. Lismary
Trustee
Sr. Tissa
Trustee
Mr. N. P Mathappan
Founder

who we are

  • They are all sheltered herein as members of
    one big family living beneath one roof
  • Provided with food, clothes and protection
    cared, loved and mended
  • A living example of "unity in diversity" evolved
    from the compelling love of Jesus Christ
  • Run only by public support, viz.contributions from generous citizens of India; those who trust in the absolute and defenite fruits of Karma
  • And those who believe that they GET when they GIVE
  • Now there are 145 inmates and 20 service personnels in LOVE HOME
  • During the past 23 years, more than 900 inmates reached
    back their homes in managable and self depending status. And we are really proud of this achievement
  • But the number of the needy who are deserving shelter in LOVE HOME is increasing in our society

about us

Love home and other care homes sheltering homeless mentally ill persons; emerged during the past three decades; are a stage of evolution in community life of our country resulted by scarcity of psychiatrists and treatment facilities in our country. The proportion of the number of psychiatrists and chronic patients is about 1:4000 in our country. Even middle class people are unable to afford long term treatment of their relatives. This is why mentally ill persons are found straying especially women.

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