Karuna Nivas is a short stay home for the women and girls in distress. It was established under Trivandrum Latin Archdiocese in 2007. The centre is registered under the orphanage Control Board of social Welfare Department of Kerala. It has got a capacity to accommodate 40 clients. The day to day supervision of the centre, till April 2009 had been entrusted to the congregation of Deena Selva sabha (DSS) and thereafter to the congregation of St.Joseph of Shemberry. The overall administration of the centre is supervised by Trivandrum Social Service Society(TSSS). A professional counselor was appointed to help the women who come to the centre. The centre is placed in Vettuthura near to the Rosemini Seminary, Canonssian Convent and convent, Vettuthura. Karuna Nivas, established in 2007 is a short stay home for the women and girls in distress. In some cases this may also accommodate male children up to 4 years. Now the centre got registered under the orphanage Control Board of social Welfare Department of Kerala. It has got a capacity to accommodate 40 clients. The congregation of St. Joseph of Shemberry is now in charge of the house.
Support to the differently abled
Under the leadership of Catholic Health Association of India we supported 150 differently abled children for their educational and medical help in this financial year. Two of the 100% deaf children namely Sebin Stanly of Poonthura, an Engineering mechanical student and Joyson Baiju of Paruthiyur, class VII Vazhuthakkad special school, were provided with Hearing aid by TSSS. All our differently abled children are enrolled in the Niramaya Insurance Policy to get their health treatment secured. In order to safe guard the future of these children we are trying to reach out to different types of help offered for the differently abled children from the part of the Govt.In collaboration with Jubilee Memorial Hospital, Palayam we have reached out with General Health activities around the diocese
Awareness classes for the School children on Junk food and drinks
In order to save the present generation from the clutches of dreadful sickness and ill health we have conducted awareness classes to the children in the schools and in Sunday classes. They were instructed about the disadvantages of attractive fast food packets which destroys their good health. Children were encouraged to cultivate vegetables and fruit trees for a healthy living. From different parishes and schools of our diocese about 800 children profited by the awareness on the bad effect of junk food and drinks.
Reaching out to the coastal areas with health care and hygienic programmes
In collaboration with Jubilee Memorial Hospital, Palayam we have reached out with General Health activities around the diocese. Awareness classes on contagious deceases, life style sickness and disciplined food culture have enlightened people towards a healthy approach to their daily routine of life. They have learned to keep their surroundings clean and green with organic farming and fruit trees cultivation. Eye camp, Dental care, ECG, tests for sugar, preasure and cholesterol were part of medical camps. Medicine free of costs were made available for the people. Leaflets were distributed on different types of contagious diseases and self detection of breast cancer