25th October 2018
Fr. Joe Pereira Founder Trustee of Kripa Foundation inaugurated the new centre " Blessed Frederic Ozanam Recovery Centre - for alcoholics and Drug addicts in Ratmodemm, Carmona, Salcette, South Goa.
Earlier the Blessing of the premises by Fr. Jose Remedios - Vicar General of Archdiocese of Goa and Daman.in the presence of the Parish Priest Fr. Sauto, Priest and Religious ,local villagers. more than 30 members of SVP, Police personals, Local Sarpanch and Zilla members, AA south Goa Chairman Shrish H, alongwith staff and patients of Kripa Foundation.
The said in -house residential project was initiated after researching by the SVP members the alarming rise in alcohol and Drug addiction among the Goan population destroying families in large numbers.
This is a project of SVP and since Kripa Foundation is the largest NGO in this field with a Holistic approach. Fr. Joe was invited to run the centre totally under the Kripa Model of treatment.
Kripa Foundation will also carry out outreach and awareness programs on a larger scale in South Goa.
It has been planned that with the help and support of 190 conferences of SVP under the dynamic leadership of their President Mr. Amancio and Vincentians major awareness programs will be held to spread the message of the ill effects of addiction and drug abuse across Goa.
The program ended with the service of snacks and refreshments.
Earlier Fr Cajetan Menezes Managing Trustee and staff from Head office Mumbai had visited the centre to plan the opening on request from Fr. Joe, who was doing Yoga programs in America and Canada.
Kudos to the members of SVP for all the great efforts they have taken and built a beautiful centre filled with Love .
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