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Snehasadan

Snehasadan is a voluntary organization concerned precisely with children on the run. It aims to care, protect and gradually restore a sense of balance by making them feel wanted and loved. It tries to give these children a sense of belonging and of being loved, all this in the context of a FAMILY. Therefore in a true sense Snehasadan is a home for many, many homeless and smile less children.

These children are mainly rejects, drop-outs of human race, wharfs, street urchins with dirty unkempt hair carrying a gunny-sack over their shoulders or lying asleep on the platform. It is a common sight to see them begging at street junctions, jumping in and out of moving trains- their whole life on the street symbolizing the movement and freedom of a bird in flight captured in the chug, chugging of a moving train. They are basically very happy children and Snehasadan shelters these children regardless of creed.

At present there are two contact centers i.e. Amchi Kolhi, functioning from C.S.T. and Borivali and 16 Homes - 11 for boys and 5 for girls, under this Organization, under the directorship of Fr. Placido Fonseca SJ

House No. 13, which comes under the Sacred Heart Parish, is situated just behind the Sacred Heart Church. Earlier it was a Home for the boys, who were looked after by the House parents. These boys have now been shifted to Chakala, House No. 3, and the girls from Vijay Nagar, Marol are brought in here. In the place of house parents, the Canossian sisters have taken charge to look after the girls. At present there are 28 girls, out of which, few attend neighbouring regular schools (Canossa convent High School, Holy Family, B M C-Hindi Medium, Krutika Special School etc).The others are either attending colleges for their further studies or appearing through N.I.O.S and professional courses too.

It is through the kindness and generosity of many benefactors that this organization tries to achieve its aim of giving New Life to these less fortunate children - by bringing them to the main steam of Society. May God Bless all those who reach out to us in Love.

SNEHASADAN,
Next to Sacred Heart Church,
Mahakali Caves Road,
Andheri East,
Mumbai – 400 093

Tel: 91-022-65205515

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