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Jeeva Jyothi Illam

Our home for the elderly is exclusively for the destitute aged people who have crossed 60 years of age and have no one to care for them. Admission is given irrespective of caste, creed and religion. The elderly, both men and women, admitted to the home are provided with free boarding and lodging. A dedicated team of Sisters and lay staff take care of the inmates of the home, giving them the utmost care so as to create a homely atmosphere conducive for their health of mind and body.

About Jeeva Jyothi Illam

Although there are many homes for the aged people, most of these Homes admitted only persons who could afford to pay towards their boarding and lodging. A few institutions, run mostly by religious organizations, which provided free accommodation and food, coupled with dedicated service and care, were full to capacity. The plight of the aged people abandoned to the streets became a heart searching problem and a matter of concern. DALPART rose to the occasion and purchased about 2 acres and 15 cents of land near Redhills, on the outskirts of the city of Chennai. Friends and benefactors of DALPART, mostly from Kadoree Foundation from Hong Kong, and Ireland, supported the venture, and ‘We Care’ Third World Centre, Ireland, played a vital role in the completion of the first wing of JEEVA JYOTHI ILLAM. This block was blessed and inaugurated on 11th Nov 1999 on the occasion of the First Death Anniversary of Rev. Fr. Sean McFerran, an Irish priest who had served in India, particularly in Chennai, for nearly two decades and more and who had also been a great supporter of the activities of DALPART and a great inspiration to its Managing Trustee. The Home had just 10 inmates then, and soon the number began to grow and the need for constructing three more blocks, as had already been designed to accommodate 100 persons, in the near future, became a priority.

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Founder’s Profile

On 8 December 1990, Rev. Fr. N. Gerard along with P. Krishnan and C.K. Logadoss founded the trust, Balaramapuram Leprosy Patients Rehabilitation Trust (BALPART) that was declared and registered as a Public Charitable Trust on 11th Nov 1999 in India. The office is located at Balaramapuram Leper Colony, Villivakkam, Chennai 600 049, South India. Serving on the Board of Trustees are Rev. Fr. N. Gerard (Managing Trustee), Rev. Fr. Bellarmine (Provincial of the Salesian Province of Chennai of which the Managing Trustee is a member), C.K. Logadoss, S. John Bosco and M. Vincent Simon.

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Home for the Destitute Aged People

Our Reach

Through the intervention of one of our volunteers who has been very much associated with our works, three more wings of the home were completed in 2000, with the assistance rendered by an agency in Hong Kong. As on date there are 100 inmates, 70 women and 30 men taken care of by a team of dedicated nuns and lay persons. These destitute old age people, many of whose days are counted, must live to die with honour and dignity in an ambient of a home. Through the establishing of the JEEVA JYOTHI ILLAM, DALPART endeavours to do just this irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Found in the Year

1999

Inmates – Women

70

Inmates – Men

30

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