A helping hand that helped Firoz reunite with his family
Neptune Foundation received a call about a person around 30 years of age. He was wandering on the streets with no memory.
The team then visited and tried to speak to him, but he was not able to recollect anything. The team then reported the situation to the Versova Police station. With the approval of the police, they rescued him. He was taken to the Regional Mental Hospital, Thane for the medical examination.
After the due procedure, the Andheri Court released an order to put him in a mental hospital. He was then admitted to Regional Mental Hospital.
He received medical treatment, counselling, and therapy in the hospital. After receiving treatment, he began communicating with the Neptune team.
He remembered that his name was Firoj. He also began to remember his family. The Neptune team started putting all the information together. With the information they received from Firoz, they traced his uncle, Jafar Shaikh in Pune.
After verifying the relevant documents they requested his uncle to come to Mumbai. Firoj was finally reunited with his family.
The Neptune team visited Firoz after two months for a follow-up. It was a warm sight to see that he was mentally fit and was living happily with his family.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Neptune Foundation works with the treatment and rehabilitation of destitute mentally ill patients. Their work spans from rescuing the patients from streets to treatment to rehabilitation as well as reuniting them with their families.
Donations to this program will contribute to a fund that will cover the cost of salaries of careworkers, hospital admission charges of patients, food, travel, legal and administrative expenses.
Neptune Foundation rescues destitute people from the road who are mentally ill and admits them in Thane Mental Hospital with help from police and due court permissions.
The staff locates these destitute people while on the field. Alternatively, they receive calls from good Samaritans about mentally ill patients wandering on the streets.
The pickup team reports such calls to the police who then assist in picking up these patients. These people are taken to Thane Mental hospital for an initial checkup and then to court to get admission orders.
After the completion of the due procedure, the patients are admitted to the Thane Mental Hospital. They are treated for their psychological problems. Treatment includes medication along with counselling.
Once the patients are a little better, they are imparted vocational training. They continue their vocational training till their family is traced and they are reunited. Vocational training helps them to continue doing work even after they go back home and also acts as a mental stimulant.
Once the patients begin to remember details about their families, Neptune tries to reunite them with their families. Their families are traced and called to Mumbai to take their family member back home.
The families are traced from various states of India like - Andhra Pradesh, UP, Bihar, West Bengal etc. In many cases, the families are so poor that they cannot afford the travel costs to Mumbai. In such cases, Neptune Foundation sponsors the travel costs for their travel to Mumbai and back.
In cases where the family refuses to accept the patient back into the family, they are counselled so that they take back the patient.
Neptune Foundation also bears the cost of medicines not provided by the Govt. Hospital.
Neptune Foundation has rescued over 243 destitute mentally ill patients. They have reunited over 198 patients with their families across India.
When you donate to this program, you help destitute people suffering from mental illness get access to medical help, and hope of reuniting with their families.
About The NGO
3 December, 2019
Happy to receive the care and support
Happy to receive the care and support
22 July, 2019
Diwali was celebrated with the senior citizens. New clothes were given to them with special meals arranged. The entire Old Age Home was lit up to give it a festive look. There were story telling sessions that created a beautiful mythological atmosphere. Festivity songs were melodiously sung. Then we celebrated the Republic day with the Indian National Flag flying high. All were explained the importance of the day. There were stories that were shared among all about the early days. Holi was celebrated with the puja being done & the traditional way of putting color. This brought a smile on the faces of all.
Story from the field
Parigha Subhash Deshmukh (age-65years) comes from a very small village,Kothul,Taluka- Akole,District-Ahmednagar. Parigha used to stay with her husband & two children. Her elder son works in Gujarat & her younger son is handicapped. Her husband is a drunkard who used to verbally as well as physically abuse her on a daily basis. With nowhere to go she had lost all hope. Being verbally and physically abused had become a way of life for her. She was made to feel unwanted and discarded. She was waiting for her death. That’s when her relative admitted her at our Old Age Home. After staying with us her physical as well as mental condition has improved a lot as she now feels that there is someone to look after her, love her & care for her. She has found a new home and we have found a mother to look after.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||55|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||54|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Village-Kelungan Tal- Akole Dist- Ahmednagar|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||978000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||260800|