SOCIETY OF THE HELPERS OF MARY
Mukhta Jivan is one of the branches of the ‘Society of the Helpers of Mary’. A Non-Government Organization working for the relief and rehabilitation of the Hansen disease as well as for the care and support of HIV/AIDS Children and women. We also have 2 homes for senior citizens who are poor and abandoned.
Mukhta Jivan is situated in a little hamlet of Vehloli, in the Taluka of Shahapur, Thane Dt. about 90 km from Mumbai. Mukhta Jivan was established in the year 1987 and it has over the years, effectively and efficiently treated hundreds of poor Hansen disease victims. Giving them a second chance they so deserve.
The centre is well-equipped hospital for Leprosy patients to be admitted and treated for their various problems that occur in leprosy. We have pshysiotherapy department and an Out Patients Department. Mukhta Jivan Hospital has been a referral centre for Thane District for Leprosy patients. As we have two expert Dermatologist. For the past years the Institute has paid the important role in treating and curing patients from all over Maharashtra and other parts of India.
HOME FOR THE SENIOR CITIZENS
In this complex there are 2 homes for the senior citizen with 50 beds each. Social workers, who work in remote areas, in slums direct the deserving cases to admit in the homes. Most of the elderly are paralysed, bed ridden, weak and feel lonely as their loved ones left them or unable to take care of them. They spent the evening of their lives in peace and joy.
HIV/AIDS AFFECTED CHILDREN
Keeping in mind the needs of the hour is to care for HIV/AIDS affected children. Mukhta Jivan launched a Care Home for the HIV/AIDS affected orphans and semi-orphans. The first three children were admitted on the 5th of February 1999. This was the pilot project for the Institute. To educate them we have set up school in the premise so that they attend the regular school and be well versed in the field of education, which is upto 10th standard. Children are loved, cared and counseled by skilled and dedicated sisters and staff. They are taken for their regular check up to Sion Hospital in Mumbai. They are administered with their regular treatment as per their requirements.
HIV/AIDS WOMEN HOSPICE
As a time passed the request came from many places to admit the full – blown HIV/AIDS women. Hence the AIDS hospice began on the 31st July 2000. Most of these women are widows and coming from economically backward places.
School for HIV/AIDS children
Educational aid for poor children
Vocational training like fashion designing, beautician, computer etc.
AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON
Mukhta Jivan Society
Vehloli, P.O. Shahapur
Dt. Thane – 421 601
Telephone Nos. 02527-212763