WELCOME TO OUR VAISHNAVAS CARE® WEBSITE!
WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT YOU FOUND YOUR WAY TO OUR PROJECT.
The Vaishnavas CARE website strives to provide relevant and useful information updated regularly by our qualified team of medical and IT professionals. Thank you for visiting us!
It is only by kind and generous donors like you that we have been able to maintain our services to Lord Krishna’s devotees since we first began in 2000. We are a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization so please know that 100% of your contributions are tax-deductible. Your donations are used, first and foremost, for caring for sick and terminally ill devotees! As they face their final months, many unexpected financial needs often arise, even when they have insurance or other government medical assistance. Vaishnavas CARE endeavors to assist them at this very difficult time so out-of-pocket expenses can be kept to a minimum.
Among other services, Vaishnavas CARE provides long-distance phone consultations, Skype meetings, and ongoing email support to patients and caregivers. We are a resource for families, guiding them when acute and long-term care is required for family members or when they have questions when seeking hospice care for a terminally ill loved one. Vaishnavas CARE lends emotional support and guidance when someone is in a crisis situation. We have licensed professional counselors, a pycho-therapist, and a psychiatrist to assist by phone when needed. In addition, our volunteers include medical physicians, registered nurses, a hospice and palliative specialist, an Ayurvedic Practitioner, a licensed pastoral counselor, and a physical therapist, who can guide someone so they receive professional and proper assistance.
In addition, Vaishnavas CARE provides individual grief counseling and support before and after the loss of a loved one or friend. In some communities we offer 10-week grief support groups. We also present one to three-day seminars to educate those who wish to learn how to assist terminally ill loved ones, friends, and members of their Vaishnava communities. In this way, we teach the skills necessary to form local Vaishnavas CARE Teams throughout our ISKCON movement so community members are cared for in a knowledgable and loving way. We offer a Distance Learning Course on our website entitled, “The Art of Caring for Vaishnavas.” (Information can be found on our Home page) so no matter where you live you can also be taught to render this valuable service in your community!
To assist in this much-needed service of caring for the terminally ill, we offer our book, The Final Journey — Complete Hospice Care for Departing Vaishnavas (Torchlight Publishing), by Susan Pattinson, RN (Sangita Devi Dasi) which teaches step-by-step advice on how to care for your family member or friend at the end-of-life. This invaluable information will help you to feel confident if and when you are called upon to provide this service for someone you care about at the most important time in his or her life.
Additionally, we are associated with the Bhaktivedana Hospice in the Holy Dhama of Vrindavan, India,
a 40,000-square foot facility that provides inpatient, as well as home visits, for terminally ill Vaishnavas.
In the West, we have a Vaishnavas CARE Room within the ISKCON Philadelphia temple for our local congregational members to use when in a terminally ill situation and desiring to spend their final months within the temple living closer to the Deities and the devotees. When unoccupied, the Vaishnavas CARE Room is also available when someone becomes ill at a festival or a Sunday feast program and needs medical assistance from a member of our Philadelphia Vaishnavas CARE Team. One of our goals at Vaishnavas CARE is to assist other ISKCON temples to also open a “Vaishnavas CARE Room” to better serve their communities.
In addition, if there are other social and/or spiritual congregations who wish to have us present our
Vaishnavas CARE seminar within your community we would be happy to
try to accommodate your needs.
Kindly “Contact Us” so we can answer your questions and then speak by phone. We are here to assist you!
PLEASE KNOW HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS MUCH-NEEDED CARE PROJECT SO WE CAN SERVE OUR WORLDWIDE FAMILY OF DEVOTEES.
WE WISH TO THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR THEIR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY:
Dr. Acyuta Rupa Das, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Amitabha-Krishna Das and Family, Salisbury, MD
Kenneth Anderson, Bushey, England
Raj and Archana Arya, DNP and Family, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aravindaksa Das and Paurnamasi Devi Dasi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Arundhati Devi Dasi (ACBSP), New Paltz, New York *MONTHLY DONOR
Atmarama Das, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vathsala Asok (Philadelphia Vaishnavas CARE Volunteer), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ashish and Sweta Bhadra and Family, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Caitanya Dasi (ACBSP), Alachua, Florida *MONTHLY DONOR
Christopher Beetle, Gainesville, Florida
Geetshri Bergaonkar, Plainsboro, New Jersey
Dario Cangialosi, Palermo, Italy
Bhakta Charles Cangro, Philadelphia, Pennylvania
Caitanya Jivan Das (ACBSP), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Caitanya Purushottam Das *MONTHLY DONOR
Tiffany Cooper, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dana-keli Devi Dasi, Arizona (Tucson Vaishnavas CARE Team Volunteer)
Bram DeVreede, New York, New York
Dhira Krishna Das and Nikunja-vasini Devi Dasi, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Amratlal Divani, London, England *MONTHLY DONOR
Govindanandani Devi Dasi, Central New Jersey
Kishor Dongre, Olathe, Kansas *MONTHLY DONOR
Dina Daya Devi Dasi, NP, Nurse Midwife, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Drista Das (ACBSP) and Rudrani Devi Dasi, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Drumila Das (ACBSP), New Orleans, Louisiana
Steve Dumma, Ashcroft, England
Ekavira Das and Vrajalila Devi Dasi, Gita nagari, Pennsylvania
John Fay and Family, Snohomish, Washington
Nitya Fiorentino and Family, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Rankin Fisher (SOSC Bhakti School), St. John, Kansas
Blake Friis, Denver, Colorado
Douglas Greenberg, Alachua, Florida
Gurudas and Family, Colorado *MONTHLY DONOR
His Holiness Giriraj Swami (ACBSP), Carpinteria, California
Jahnava Devi Dasi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jagannatha-priya Devi Dasi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Janaki Devi Dasi, LSW, Hillsborough, North Carolina (Hillsborough Vaishnavas CARE Team Leader)
Abhinav Jain, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
April Lennon, Reno, Nevada
Venkata NM Lakkoj and Family, Perth, Australia
Mitravinda Devi Dasi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sanjeev Nair, Mumbai, India *MONTHLY DONOR
Joshi Milind, Bangalore, India
Jai Devaki Parks, Gita Nagari, Pennsylvania *MONTHLY DONOR
Jagdip Patel *MONTHLY DONOR
Kardama Muni Das (ACBSP), Alachua, Florida
Kate Koehn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Andreas Karthaus, Germany
Vankat and Surya Kolluru and Family, Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Rick Kovan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Krishna Das (Chris Neo) and Family, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Krsnesvari Devi Dasi, (InBold Communications), California *MONTHLY DONOR
Krishna Kumar Das, Australia
Shyama Gori Devi Dasi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Uttama Sloka Das, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Venkata N M Lakkoju & Family, Perth, Australia
Shraddha Patel, Sandford, Florida
Patel Family, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
David Peebles, Seville, Ohio
Marian Phillips, Moundsville, West Virginia
Manoj Regmi, M.D., Lovettsville, Virginia
Ni Luh Natih, Denpasar, Bali
Pooja Sharma, San Jose, California
Sangeeta Mataji, Juhu Beach, Mumbai
Satyavati Devi Dasi, RN, North Carolina
Sharma Family, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mr. and Mrs. Sharma and Family, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Ramana and Soumya, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Solomon, Los Angeles, California
Ravikumar Sridaran, Thornton, Colorado
Aravinda Subramaniian, Nottingham, England
Manoj Kumar Vadavat, Australia *MONTHLY DONOR
Jeff and Rajani Watson, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dinuk Weerasinghe, United Kingdom
Bhakta William, Hillsborough, North Carolina
“We should always try to give service to the Vaishnavas.
Worshiping Krishna must be accompanied by service to His devotees.
Service to devotees is higher than service to Vishnu.”
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100% of your donations go directly to the Vaishnavas in need, to educate and train our volunteers, and to the expansion of this much-needed program worldwide. Your kind donations are tax-deductible under our 501 (c)(3) status.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND DONATION!
We Wish You and Your Family Lord Krishna’s Blessings!