Social Service

"Whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me"  ( Mt.25/40)

Rooted in the charism of congregation, christian values and social work principles, FCC Ernakulam Province has been undertaken the ministry of Social Apostolate as a main entity for the integral development of human being particularly with and on behalf of oppressed and marginalised. Presently 73 sisters are dedicating themselves fully in the social apostolate field through various ministries and 46 as part time in charge of social work in each convents.

Social Apostolate activities

Special Schools

In the world of excellence and competition, FCC Ernakulam Province is witnessing the value of lowliness through schools for mentally and physically challenged children. 22 sisters are working in this field in three schools. We have AlphonsSadan School, Kidangoor, Sanjoe Sadan School Thuravoor and DayaSadan School Udayamperoor where altogether about 300 children are studying. These children are getting training for self help skills, vocational training, physiotherapy, and other life skills. Their parents are given counselling and guidance. The schools prove excellence in their activities.


Name of the School

Year of establishment


Alphons Sadan School, Kidangoor



Sanjoe Sadan School,Thuravoor



DayaSadan School Udayamperoor


Old age Homes

65 residents are given care and protection in three Oldage homes. More over sisters are giving service to two homes for the elderly managed by diocese. Every resident in our homes is made to feel at home withfriendly atmosphere. Each home is really  a 'Home away from home. Theresidents feel that they are getting better care and protection than their own home. The great desire of each aged person is to have someone with them to be heard. Many of them were facing loneliness in their own home. An opportunity to mingle with other persons at their age, sharing life experience, avail proper care and protection etc. made them most happy and peaceful which help them to lead a cheerful life in our residence.


Name of the Home

Year of establishment


KarunaBhavan Old Age Home, Sreemoolanagaram



Assisi Sadan, Pulluvazhy



Jeevodaya Old Age Home, Kokkamangalam


Childrens Homes

FCC Ernakulam Province has 6 homes for children studying from first standard to plus two. Children from poor and broken families avail education, guidance and proper care from our homes. Sisters give due attention for the personality development of each child.  Children who have passed +2 are helped to get admission and accommodation for higher education, professional education etc.


Name of the childrens home

Year of establishment


SanthiBhavan, Angamaly



SevaSamajamChildrens home, Pattanakkad



Balasadan, Kottamam



AshaNikethan hostel, Thirumudikkunnu



JeevodayaChildrens home, Kokkamangalam



St.Alphonsa Boys Home, Karikkamuri


AshaNiketha Social Centre, Thirumudikkunnu

It is a special ministry of our Province from 1990. Acquiring the spirit of St.Francis of Assisi, the Province has undertaken ministry of serving in the leprosy hospital and social development programmes for the families of leprosy affected. 6 sisters are working with them at Thirumudikkunnu where the families are rehabilitated. The name of the locality Leprosy Colony has been changed into Gandhi Nagarand families has been developed a lot by the continuous intervention of sisters. We have a medicine cover making unit and book binding for women.

Home for the physically Handicapped

This is meant for the rehabilitation of the hearing impaired and orthopaedically and handicapped ladies above 20 years of age. It was established in the year 1979 for free boarding and lodging to the residents . 34 ladies are staying here. They are given training in embroidery, cutwork and tailoring. A readymade unit in collaboration with V-Star Company is running here. 20 young ladies from outside are also working here.

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