‘Be little and serve the little’ being the founding mission of the Little Flower Congregation (CST Fathers), began its journey of social commitment since 1931. As a community of committed religious priests, the congregation is rendering its service in almost all the states of India and in many foreign countries. The founding mission has been actualized in different ways through the apostolic and social endeavors undertaken by the members of the congregation. The community has been divided into 4 independent provinces having their own area of operation. St. Thomas Province, Kozhikode is shouldering the responsibility of the various services in northern Kerala. Samaritan Home is one of the charitable undertakings of St. Thomas province. It is a home for the destitute (Recognized by Board of Control of Orphanages and Other Charitable Homes, Kerala; No. of Certificate of Recognition: 832) that started accommodating and caring destitute and the sick from 1998. The home has given care to 341 persons over the years. The home takes care of the holistic well being of 40 inmates at a time.
We provide essential medical assistance to our inmates at their needs. We never compromise in giving a consoling presence and encouraging accompaniment which is the best charity human can render to the elderly. The recreational opportunities and psychological backing are great solace at their feelings of despair and anguish. A good number of volunteers, well-wishers and benefactors are in close association for the day to day running of this home for the aged. They include school students, the youth, neighbors, counselors, doctors, nurses, teachers etc.
Samaritan Palliative Care Unit was initiated to mark the Silver Jubilee of the establishment of St. Thomas Province of the Little Flower Congregation. Its service is rendered to the patients at home. Our medical team and volunteers visits the patients on all week days. A food kit with groceries and other basic items are distributed to those families that struggle to meet their day to day living. The educational support given to the students of these families is an impetus to continue their schooling. We take all the treatment and further care of patients who find it at most difficult to carry out the treatments by themselves.