The Banyan has been a part of Chennai’s history since 1993, when the founders Vandana and Vaishnavi saw a homeless woman with a mental health issue on Haddows Road who was in need of help. A movement started to reach out to vulnerable people with mental health issues.
The Banyan Walk will take you on a journey of adversity and recovery, starting at the Transit Care Centre in Mogappair, to the open shelter for homeless men in Santhome and ending at the Rural Mental Health Programme in Kovalam. You will hear stories of difficult lives, of dreams lost, but also of hope and new beginnings.
The Walk will also include interesting stories about the history of the areas where The Banyan is located. For more information, please contact Archanaa at 9840523235.