Athani is a short-stay home for women in distress, women who have lost the security of their homes, women who have been battered deceived and abused and also women who have tried to escape from sheer poverty. Medical, legal and psychological help is provided to them in addition to the emotional support they so badly need.
Under the Joint auspicies of the State Legal Service Authority and Abhaya a free legal aid programme for women was started at Athani, on 30.1.2005. The legal aid centre has since been upgraded as Lok Adalath with a sitting Judge of the District Court as Presiding Judge and two other members viz., one Advocate and one Social Worker as members.The Lok Adalath is being held on every second Saturday at Athani,Vanchiyoor.It is a matter of honour and prestige to Abhaya to be associated with the Hon.High Court of Kerala in giving legal aid to women in distress.
I too am a refugee and I am here because of the kindness of India. Let this land be a refuge for the homeless and the most unfortunate. I bless this soil and pray for Abhayagramam
Abhaya is an institution which offers shelter to mental patients. It is a product of creativity and compassion. Its efforts in extending a helping hand to helpless mental patients are praiseworthy. The scientific methods adopted by Abhaya in dealing with the problems of patients are worth emulating