Why am I fundraising?
Abhayam serves as a rehabilitation platform to addicts to help them truly find comfort and make their lives count! It's a place where men and women can get help from alcohol and drug addiction.
Bangalore is the fastest growing city in India with its ever-increasing urban population.
The city is also growing in number with regard to substance abuse and alcohol addictions. The age group of such addicts ranges from school children, college-goers,the call center work group as well as other groups who are lonely, and desperate to be loved and valued.
Bangalore is also known as the PUB CITY with the rate of alcoholism at 54% as compared to other cities among students in a study taken as early as 1970.
To combat this alarming trend of substance abuse, Abhayam will provide holistic development to substance addicts and alcoholics through rehabilitation and spiritual development, integrating them back into society and simultaneously working towards a drug-free world.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
Abhayam currently has room for 10 men in its residential facility. Abhayam is raising funds to double its capacity to 20 men. With this funding Abhayam will add two rooms and bathroom facilities at an approximate cost of 16 lakhs. This will include raising the roof on the downstairs rooms to create a more cool and comfortable place for Abhayam residents in the summer months. The need for men dealing with alcohol is immense and Abhayam program works. Please contribute today.
Having lived a life of addiction for many years, Albert P J not only knows what hell such a life can be, but he now also knows the contrasting freedom that lies on the other side.Though those years of addiction are a nightmarish memory, they also gave rise to a beautiful dream Abhayam, a place of comfort.
Albert along with his wife, Laly, have been actively involved in working among the addicts in several cities for the past 10 years. Abhayam was started in 2007 aiming at not just understanding addiction among people, but it's priority was to understand people and take them on an incredible journey of recovery and finding freedom from the substances that consumes them.