League of Mercy - The Shelter
is a home for the homeless for orphans and destitute
children run by the society of the League of Mercy, a
community outreach programme of Bombay Diocese,
Church of North
. Founded in 1913, it continues to do the humanitarian work
of providing a home for the orphans.
it has 40 girls from age 7 to 20 years and they live in an
hygienic and healthy environment and in an atmosphere of
love and care. The girls attend good schools and they are
provided with facilities to concentrate on their studies,
closely supervised by the superintendent and other staff
members. After schooling they are encouraged to pursue
studies in college and/or in vocational training institutes.
Recently, some girls have successfully completed
Secretarial, Nursing and Travel and Tourism courses and got
a good start in life.
The Shelter is a home for children of all castes,
creed and religion. Meet a few of these girls:
- Prachi now 10
year old came to us at the age of 4 in 1995. She lost her
mother when she was 4 days old. His father was blind and
passed away when she was 6 years. Prachi is now studying in
St. Agnes in the 3rd standard. She loves to take part in all
the activities and wishes to loin the airlines someday. She
is very helpful and likes this place a lot.
- This sisters of Asha Daan bought her here when she was 3
years old. She is now 9 year and studying in the II nd
standard at St. Agnes. This loveable tiny tot hopes to be a
- Age 14 years was brought by the Balikashram. She lost her
father and mother has never visited her. She studies at the
in Marathi medium. A quite child, likes to be neat and tidy
and hopes to become a Doctor.
- A court committed child from the Balikashram at age 11
year. Nothing much is known of her parents. She is studying
Standard lXth in the
in the Marathi medium. Very friendly and bright she hopes to
join the airlines someday.
Court committed at age 12 years from the Balikashram at age
11 year. No information of her parents. She is studying in
the lXth standard in the
. Avery jolly person and like to help others.
Shelter is run by donations only. With increasing school
fees and other expenses our total expenses keep on going up
year after year. The overall annual expenses for a child
come to Rs. 2,500/-.
solicit donors to make either a regular donation or to
support a child or to make one time or periodic donations.
Kindly fill in the attached portion and send it along with
cash/ cheque payable to The League of Mercy. All donations
will be acknowledged and receipts given. Donations to The
League of Mercy is exempted under 80G of the Income Tax Act.
further information is available from:
Hon. Secretary / Superintendent:
LEAGUE OF MERCY (THE SHELTER)
, Byculla, Mumboi 400 008.
Telephone : 23072381
The Rt. Rev. Bishop of
Tel. & Fax: 22151439