What We Do


Abhaya offers a multi faceted and comprehensive range of psychiatric, rehabilitative and counselling services designed for the underprivileged people of the society, namely the mentally ill patients, helpless women, deprived girl children and victims of alcohol and drugs.

Abhayagramam, situated in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is instrumental in providing psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, skills development and training of the mentally ill patients. More than 80 girls who were abandoned or from lowest income groups are given shelter, rehabilitation, education under the State Government Scheme and vocational training courses. For the victims of alcohol and drug abuse, Abhaya has a free de-addiction centre and counselling centre to help overcome their dependence on alcohol and drugs.

Athani, a home for the destitute women in Vanchiyoor, Thiruvananthapuram provides the women with all sorts of facilities and gives training to ensure employment and to escape from poverty. Abhaya has a 24 hours Helpline for women who are facing crisis situations. Abhaya also provides medical and legal aid to women in distress.

The first president of Abhaya
Sri. K.V Surendranath

H.H Dalai Lama lays the Foundation Stone for Abhayagramam.


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

H.H. Dalai Lama

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

H.E. Sri. K.R. Narayanan