Caring Friends Hospital & Resource Center

Snehalaya runs the only hospital specialising in the care of patients affected by HIV in India, and we offer treatment and dignity to those that others turn away.

How we help


Our former 30 bed hospital has provided free or subsidised healthcare to over 25,000 PLHA and their families. Our 50 bed hospital, which opened in May 2017, is set to improve the lives of thousands more. A new surgical unit means we can provide life-saving surgery to those who face discrimination and refusal of treatment based on their HIV status in our local hospitals. Other improved facilities include an emergency room, pre- and post-natal care, respirators, a dental clinic and X-ray and laboratory testing facilities.


Who we help


There are over two million People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) in India, and Maharashtra state has the second highest number of people afflicted by the disease. 


PLHA require a range of specialised HIV services including care, treatment and support. The progression of the infection and consequent weakening of the immune system also makes them vulnerable to opportunistic infections (OIs) such as TB.

How you can help

It costs nearly Rs 40,00,000 to run our hospital for one year. Specialised medical treatment is expensive and discrimination against the treatment of PLHA is prevalent, which is why our medical facilities are vital in providing life-saving medical treatment.

With your support we can keep providing this vital treatment and ensure our beneficiaries go on to live long and healthy lives. 

2 million

People Living with AIDS and HIV in India

25,000 patients

and their families treated at the Caring Friends hospital since it opened in 2008

50 beds

in our new building, an upgrade from our previous 30 bed site

3 shifts 

of doctors and nurses working around the clock to provide vital care to our community and beneficiaries

Take a tour...

Of our 50-bed hospital, which was officially opened on 1 May 2017, with Dr Priti Bhombe.

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Snehalaya is a voluntary organisation registered in 1992 under the Societies Registration Act 1960 (Reg No MH2220/A'nagar) and in 1995 under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Reg No 083720087. It has Tax Exemption Recognition under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961 No.CIT(E)/12A(a)/80G/135/2008-09/1916)


Snehalaya adheres to the norms prescribed for good governance of voluntary organisations and is certified by Credibility Alliance (CA/82/2013)


Snehalaya, Home of Love Project and Snehalaya UK are all trading names for operations in India and beyond that all represent our projects and services operating since 1989 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra - India.


All donations given to any part of our organisation, unless directly specified, will be spent where most needed for the betterment of our beneficiaries in project running costs and in building capacity through organisational development.


Company Registration documents:

Indian Charity Registration details

UK Charity Registration Number: 1157926

Snehalaya Americas, Inc. is a registered 501 c(3) entity, at the following registered address: 30 Sheryl Drive, Edison NJ 08820-1311 


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