On August 12, 1978, the second institution to be established by the Church, this time on itspremises, was the Asha Nivas, a home for senior citizens,. It was established as a project to help the senior citizens of the Church of South India so that “those who had sacrificed much and cared for others could now come and live in the shadow of the church and in the circle of its caring ministry”.
The home is meant to be self-supporting but due to inflation and falling interest rates on fixed deposits, many of the residents find it difficult to meet the increased rates of food, electricity and medical bills. Therefore in 2002 a ‘Friends of Asha Nivas’ Fund was set up to help the residents in different ways. A resident puts down a deposit, and pays a monthly rent, water and electricity bill, and the actual cost of the food.
The second phase was completed in February 1983. It now has three blocks with five double suites with attached bath and kitchen and 12 single bath attached rooms. The central block includes a common recreation/dining room and kitchen.