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“Home Again” is a program which enables people who have experienced mental illness, homelessness, disabilities and social marginalisation to live together as formed families, in rented homes. In these homes, they’re able to access the care, company, treatment, food, medication, and provisions they need in order to journey towards physical health and mental well-being, and to feel both independence and belonging.

As of now, we’ve established 54 such homes across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Maharashtra. In those homes, we’ve managed to re-integrate 200+ individuals who were formerly homeless – or who formerly resided in mental hospitals and institutions – into formed families within local communities.

The impacts “Home Again” has on residents’ well-being, health and social mobility are immense. After navigating homelessness, psychosocial disabilities and tenuous family histories, seventy-year-old Savitri entered a shared home in a rural neighbourhood and finally started living life on her own terms. She was running a small flower-business in the community and earning enough to support her adult son whose life has also been consumed by illness. Prevailing uncertainties have made life immeasurably difficult for Savitri and others like her.

At present, we need monetary support. As some residents have tested positive for COVID-19, their medical and psychological care needs have escalated. We’re seeking funds so we may continue to provide them with uninterrupted safety, food, medication, provisions, and access to trained support staff to our residents.

“Home Again” addresses the needs of India’s most vulnerable populations through rigorously researched and audited clinical, scientific, and value-based frameworks. 

The program was launched and trialled with the aid of a grant by Grand Challenges Canada, and has now been adopted by the Governments of Maharashtra and Kerala. “Home Again” was also mentioned by the LANCET Commission on Mental Health and Sustainable Development as one of only two models globally which deliver robust long-term care for persons with mental illness.

We hope you’ll choose to help us continue this work.

Home Again is powered by The Banyan

The Banyan is a not-for-profit organisation that works for individuals and families with lived experiences of mental illness, homelessness and poverty. Since 1993, The Banyan has been enabling access to health and mental health care through emergency and community-based interventions. We service a population of one million homeless people with psychosocial disabilities hailing from low-income households and Irular and Adivasi communities across Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra.

About The Beneficiary Organisation

“Home Again” is a program which enables people who have experienced mental illness, homelessness, disabilities and social marginalisation to live together as formed families, in rented homes. In these homes, they’re able to access the care, company, treatment, food, medication, and provisions they need in order to journey towards physical health and mental well-being, and to feel both independence and belonging.

As of now, we’ve established 54 such homes across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Maharashtra. In those homes, we’ve managed to re-integrate 200+ individuals who were formerly homeless – or who formerly resided in mental hospitals and institutions – into formed families within local communities.

The impacts “Home Again” has on residents’ well-being, health and social mobility are immense. After navigating homelessness, psychosocial disabilities and tenuous family histories, seventy-year-old Savitri entered a shared home in a rural neighbourhood and finally started living life on her own terms. She was running a small flower-business in the community and earning enough to support her adult son whose life has also been consumed by illness. Prevailing uncertainties have made life immeasurably difficult for Savitri and others like her.

At present, we need monetary support. As some residents have tested positive for COVID-19, their medical and psychological care needs have escalated. We’re seeking funds so we may continue to provide them with uninterrupted safety, food, medication, provisions, and access to trained support staff to our residents.

“Home Again” addresses the needs of India’s most vulnerable populations through rigorously researched and audited clinical, scientific, and value-based frameworks. 

The program was launched and trialled with the aid of a grant by Grand Challenges Canada, and has now been adopted by the Governments of Maharashtra and Kerala. “Home Again” was also mentioned by the LANCET Commission on Mental Health and Sustainable Development as one of only two models globally which deliver robust long-term care for persons with mental illness.

We hope you’ll choose to help us continue this work.

Home Again is powered by The Banyan

The Banyan is a not-for-profit organisation that works for individuals and families with lived experiences of mental illness, homelessness and poverty. Since 1993, The Banyan has been enabling access to health and mental health care through emergency and community-based interventions. We service a population of one million homeless people with psychosocial disabilities hailing from low-income households and Irular and Adivasi communities across Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra.

About The Beneficiary Organisation

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