AIDS is a growing threat to humanity. It has spread rapidly to all the countries of the world. In fact, the city of Mangalore located on the west coast of India has been particularly vulnerable to this dreadful disease.So, following the footprints of our Father St. Camillus who gave his very life for the sake of the sick and the suffering, we the congregation of the Daughters of St. Camillus, have started a palliative care centre, ‘JEEVADAAN’, on February 2004, to provide care & support for HIV/AIDS infected abandoned women and children. Jeevadaan has witnessed the successful rehabilitation of many abandoned children and traumatised children over the past years. Jeevadaan seeks out, rescues and rehabilitates these children for behaviour formation and transformation and provides a family environment where they can reform and get the necessary skills in order to be independent and valuable contributors to the communities and largely the country’s economic development. Our approach is distinctly inclusive and respects all. We successfully work with people of other faiths or no faith. All our services are patient-centered and take into consideration their cultural, social and religious backgrounds.
‘Jeevadaan’ has the facilities of good treatment, nutrition, medical care, counseling, vocational training, etc. We help patients to regain their health, confidence, self esteem and rejoin them to the society. Holistic approach is being made to help the victims to live with dignity.
We have capacity of 50 beds. The inmates are provided an integrated care, which includes counseling, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, medication, meditation, occupational therapy, group activities etc.