Saving 1000+ Homeless and Mentally Ill in India

According to a census, there are about 1.77 million homeless people in India. This figure includes those living in urban and rural areas, though the actual number is likely higher due to the transient nature of homelessness and underreporting.

Approximately 350,000-530,000 homeless individuals in India may be suffering from mental illness.from some form of mental illness. This includes conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression.

For 15 years, Snehalaya has been a sanctuary for homeless and mentally ill individuals, founded and led by Joseph Crasta, a humanitarian at heart. Snehalaya provides not only treatment but also a loving home, offering care, compassion, and stability. Through its transformative programs, Snehalaya restores hope and dignity to its residents, making a profound difference in their lives.

About Our Hero

Joseph Crasta who was initially a bus driver has been running Snehalaya for over 15 years now. Witnessing the struggles of mentally ill individuals, he founded the institute to provide not only treatment but also a home for those in need. Through Snehalaya, these individuals receive the care, compassion, and stability they deserve, transforming their lives.


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