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The needs of those who live in the margins are our collective responsibility.

About Us

150 million Indians are estimated to have mental health issues, yet 83% lack the necessary care. In this low-resource scenario, socio-economic liabilities (gender, caste, class) render people with psychosocial disabilities homeless, with limited options of long-term institutionalisation or living on the streets. At The Banyan, we are working to change this scenario substantively. We offer comprehensive mental health services in a range of institutional and community settings for people with mental health issues living in homelessness and poverty. We work in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra with a population of 1 million servicing low-income households and homeless people through a range of approaches that include hospital-based care, housing in rural and urban neighbourhoods and community clinic-based mental health solutions.

Our Centres

Emergency Care and Recovery Centre

Emergency Care and Recovery Centres (ECRCs) offer multidisciplinary, person-centred hospital-based care for homeless people with mental health issues to recover and re-enter stable housing and community living arrangements where they may pursue fulfilling lives.

Centre for Mental Health and Inclusive Development : CMHID

Home Again offers housing with bespoke supports leading to substantive community integration gains for people with psychosocial disabilities at a fraction of what it costs to institutionalise long-term.

Centre for Social Needs and Livelihood (CSNL) : NALAM

The Center for Social Needs and Livelihoods (CSNL) is a community mental health care program delivered through grassroots mobilisers, specifically focusing on social care and livelihood facilitation.


homeless people with mental health issues were reached through ECRC services
2305 %
homeless people with mental health issues reintegrated with their families and communities of origin
people with psychosocial disabilities transitioned to inclusive housing options in the community./ CMHID beneficiaries
people were given continued clinical and social care.
40 %
HPWMI employed at The Banyan and BALM
4 %
are employed at other locations


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