Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust Inc. with the help of New Zealand's Rancchod Group has started an emergency shelter project, the Shanti Niwas Emergency Housing (SNEH) for the senior citizens from the Indian and South Asian communities in New Zealand. It is a ray of hope for the senior citizens living in compromising situations.
The project aims to provide a temporary shelter for the senior citizens, who are ill-treated or in dire need of emergency housing. The elders will be housed for an initial period of three weeks with a maximum stay of three months.
The organization will work the elderly to get back to their families, however if moving back is not an option, they will look into alternative long stay options. The social workers, invovled will also assist with the senior citizens in fulfilment of the special needs and helping them with the process of resettlement.
"The main objective of this shelter is to provide a safe and secure environment to our elders in such situations", the trust said.
According to the trust, a nominal fee will also be charged to settle a part of the expenses incurred in running and maintaining the facilities.