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Persatuan Jagaan Orang-orang Kurang Upaya & Terbiar Lovely also known As Lovely Nursing Centre – Home for the Abandoned
In July 1999 Lovely Nursing Centre which is located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E, West Malaysia; Home for the Abandoned was initiated by Mr Gopinath and his mother Madam Thanalechumi, together with a small group of aged on an existing bungalow.
Twenty-two years have passed, additional blocks and extensions of the building have been built to the existing bungalow and today they have 60 residents. Most of them who were abandoned and referred by the Police station, Welfare & Hospital are being cared for by the staffs and volunteers of Lovely Nursing Centre.
We cater primarily to the elderly, destitute & abandoned, physically challenged/handicapped, mentally ill fellow Malaysians of all ethnic origins
Lovely Nursing Centre is run and managed by them. The staffs have always lived to the spirit of its foundation, not suggesting that they are living as they did in their founder’s time but living in the same spirit of love.
The Directors receive no salary and their service is entirely voluntary. Assisted by paid employees and volunteers, they take care of the entire needs of the abandoned. They do not see them merely as objects of charity but each abandoned that comes in is received warmly as a source of life.
People from all walks of life here in Petaling Jaya have been reaching out to the home and it is precise because this home, depending on provisions through the generous-hearted people has progressed so much.
Retired pensioners, students and working adults in their spare time come by to spend time with the abandoned. Some do handicrafts with them. The spirit of togetherness is very much alive as some groups and organizations
even organize outings for the abandoned. As our residents come from various religious and cultural backgrounds, the home also celebrates the various feasts.
It is not just a home for the abandoned, it has become a home for the people in Petaling Jaya, where the community has become a sign, a witness and a hope to all humankind as love has crossed out barriers and obstacles.
Since then, we have to find food donations, medical donations, and maintenance donations.
The centre is entirely dependent on public generosity for its operational expenditures. People from all walks of life have made contributions in cash and in-kind and also give time to keep the resident's company. As far as possible, various activities are carried out to stimulate the residents and make each day meaningful.
The centre is open to those who need shelter, regardless of race and religion. The spirit of togetherness is fostered through the celebration of all major Malaysian festivities. On occasion, the residents have been invited to outside events by various organizations and companies.
Lovely Nursing Centre is home to the residents and they are cared for in a clean environment and given wholesome meals. Medical care, including hospitalization, is available when necessary.