HOME OF HOPE
"For the young, restoring worth, providing a place of security, community and hope for the future. For the old and terminally ill, a place where they can experience love, care and die with dignity".
The Home of Hope is located in Doddagubbi Village, in the outskirts of Bangalore. The Home is built on a half acre plot of land and was built to accommodate 80 residents. However, today more than 200 residents live here. There are just 80 beds and the kitchen has basic utensils that are used to prepare the meals for residents every day. The land for this home was donated by India Campus Crusade for Christ.
REALITY ON THE STREET
At the start of the day, Raja and his team from the home scout for the distressed destitutes in need of immediate help and bring them in. This act of saving the needy is not easy as one might think, for often it is mistaken for a crime - a way to make money from the transplantable parts of the people thus rescued. Since the police and the Hoysala Police Patrol squad closely work with the Home, the team does not get into unhappy situations. Now nearing two decades, HOME OF HOPE has rescued more than 5,000 people from the streets of Bangalore and suburbs. More than 1,500 people were restored in great health to their families. Those who stayed back for reasons of their own are the strength of the Home.