Community News: Shanti Niwas launches emergency housing project

Community News: Shanti Niwas launches emergency housing project

November 16, 2015

Shanti Niwas is happy to announce the opening of ‘Shanti Niwas Emergency Housing (SNEH)’

SNEH will provide Emergency shelter for the senior citizens, from the Indian and South Asian community who are in an abusive environment, at risk of being abused, or in dire need of emergency housing. 

Shanti Niwas has been providing culturally appropriate services for the enhancement and wellbeing of the older people of Indian and South Asian origin living in Auckland region for the past 21 years.

In 2012 KHUSHI – Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention project was started, to recognize, prevent and respond to abuse and neglect of older people and ensure their wellbeing. While delivering the services, Shanti Niwas noticed the growing need of emergency shelter for Indian and South Asian senior citizens, which resulted in establishing SNEH.

This project will assist senior citizens to lead a good quality of life by providing them the required support services. 

SNEH will be open for admission from the 9th of November 2015 onwards. 

Interested persons may contact Nilima Venkat, Project Manager, nilima.venkat@shantiniwas.org.nz or by telephone on 09 622 1010.

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