About Carmel Haven
Carmel Haven, a home with a difference, is a geriatric Care Home run by the Congregation of the Carmelite Religious in Kolwadi, Pune. The flagship venture of Rev. Mother Mary Frances, the former Superior General, Carmel Haven has been a dream in the making for fifteen years. Inspired by the words of a Pune resident who spoke of the need for a modern Senior Citizen’s Home with a humane touch, the genesis of the project began in 1996. From then onwards, the idea began to take shape. The dream saw the light of day when the Home was blessed by His Lordship, Dr. Thomas Dabre, Bishop of Pune and inaugurated by Rev. Mother Mary Frances on March 26, 2011. The pioneering community of Sisters moved into Carmel Haven on April 27, 2012. Carmel Haven opened its doors to the first resident on August 13, 2012.
The Home is part of the larger vision of the Congregation with its mission of reaching out to humanity to bring fullness of life and harmony in society and the cosmos. It is a long-awaited opportunity to provide primary care to senior citizens, enabling them to live their lives on their own terms with dignity, ease and confidence. Rooted in the timeless Carmelite tradition of love and hospitality, Carmel Haven is a home with a difference, a place to experience the joy of never leaving home.