Sangopita – a shelter for care is an organization started in 2003 for providing a shelter full of care for people with mental or physical disabilities and is often taken as liability by their families. This feeling of neglect towards them also leads them to having a complex and further deteriorates their health conditions.
Ravinder and Sujata Sugwekar were one such family but they took the birth of Akshay into the family as a blessing in disguise and turned towards committing their lives towards creating a comfortable and dignified living for people needing special care due to their physical and mental disabilities particularly focusing on people affected in the rural areas.
Besides, by having special care givers for the severely disabled who need constant care, we relieve their parents of their daily anxiety. Thus, we help families continue with their regular life with minimum disruption caused by the birth of a severely disabled child and allow them to lead a normal life.
The genesis of Sangopita lies in the simple question, “what after the demise of the parents?” Hence Sangopita, was set up with an aim to provide lifelong services to all those who need special care due to their mental and physical disabilities.
We welcome you to visit the shelter homes run by Sangopita in Badlapur (East), Thane, Maharashtra to understand how we function and what we stand for.