In response to the alarming rate of increase in the incident of cases of mental illness especially among women VISION INDIA has been running a transitional home called "Abayashram " in Kattamnallur, Bangalore. This area of relief and rehabilitation of mentally challenged and vagrant women has occupied the utmost priority of VISION INDIA. This rehabilitation center for mentally ill and vagrant women provides residential care and treatment.

Awareness Campaigns:

Awareness campaigns are conducted for the inmates of Abayashram on various aspects. Nearby villagers also participate in such programs. Awareness is created on the falseness and dangers of witchcraft and sorcery. The social workers and volunteers conduct frequent programs to educate the illiterate and families of mentally ill people about the realities of life and career guidance and counselling is given for their future.

Vocational Trainings:

After these women recover, their field of interest or capability is identified and proper training is given in that field. Basket Weaving, Broom Making, Knitting, Cooking, Housekeeping, Gardening are the usual jobs given to these women. This enables them to be self-reliant when they are reintegrated into society.

For more information on the charity, please contact Joby Jacob Verghese, Trustee (+91-9845220194) at


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