Ishaprema-Niketan ("Home of God's Love") was opened on 19th March 1961 in a little garage situated at Padamji Park, in Pune, Maharashtra State, India. Run by dedicated Sisters of the Group called Ishaprema-Vinamra-Sevika (The Humble Servants of God's Love), the Home cares for abandoned, lonely, destitute old men and women, physically handicapped girls, and the little ones of working mothers from the slums around.

Our Home in Pune is no more in the garage where Ishaprema-Niketan was born. In 1962 we moved to a larger bungalow very close to it. We have two branches that were opened in the State of Goa: 1) at Assaganv village, Bardez Taluka, in 1966; 2) at Goa-Velha village, Tiswadi Taluka, in 1972. In Pune we have, on an average, around 65-70 resident inmates, while in our 2 Homes in Goa around 40 aged and poor people are being cared for.

All these three Homes bear the same name. The houses themselves with the surrounding property have been gifted to us. And everything in our Homes is donated; cots, mattresses and bed-linen, home furniture, electrical and plumbing fittings, fans, fridges, washing machines, geysers and T.V. sets ... People have realised that these amenities are necessary for effective service of such a large family as also to make those we serve feel truly at home, to make them experience that Ishaprema-Niketan is truly their home, where they are cherished and loved till the very end.

Countless gifts have we received through the years, besides sincere encouragement from various persons. Without all this and God's very visible protection we would never have been able to carry on our service of dedication in the midst of our own limitations, hardships and obstacles of various types. That is why we remain always deeply grateful to all these people, poor or rich, who have supported us and, above all, to our Heavenly Father.

2011 Ishaprema-Niketan