On Sunday, 26th February, 2012 the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) members of Milagres unit visited “Snehalaya Orphanage” at Talapady, Mangalore, a place where 50 downtrodden people are housed. This is an unique rehabilitation center, a perfect example for Jesus call ‘Whatsoever you do to the least of my people that you do unto me”. All of these inmates were picked up from the street in and around Mangalore who were in a pathetic insane condition.
Mr. Joseph Crasta, started this center in the year —- and running with the help of one assistant Mr. Melvyn. Mr. Crasta is a thoughtful, highly competent man deeply committed to his work personally nursing the inmates’ wounds and attending the needs affectionately which helps restoring the trauma affected cause. Perhaps a meal, a roof over their head and a little care to activate their memory.
Mr. Crasta shares his conclusion, due to some grave reasons people go away from home to unknown destination. Rugged destiny ahead makes them to forget where they came from and even their own names. Trouble is, even when the homeless stand in plain view we likely don’t see them. That’s because society makes them invisible, untouchable.
SSVP members took great interest in entertaining the inmates by conducting games, making them to sing and dance and distributing prizes. A lunch was organized and served at noon as well, a cheque of Rs. 10,000/- was given as SSVP contribution for the cause.