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A home for homeless, mentally retarded in Mysore

Written by: Staff

Mysore, June 6 (UNI) A voluntary organisation has come forward to start a protected community home for the homeless and the mentally retarded found wandering on the streets of this palace city.

The home, named Manasa, would come up at Chikkahalli village, four km from the city and would follow the footsteps of the Banyan, a well-known Chennai-based voluntary organisation, providing integrated services for persons with mental health issues, Trust sources told UNI.

The Trust would soon start a helpline to facilitate citizens to call up the organisation whenever they spot such persons.

Dr H Sudarshan, recipient of the Right to Livelihood Award, said that after providing treatment, Manasa would try to facilitate the reunion of such persons with their families. But, if they had no place to go, they would be rehabilitated in the protected community home or village, he added.

The community village was expected to have a hospital, a school and a medical store, besides farms and cottage industries to keep its inmates occupied.


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