Mangaluru: White Doves' Psychiatric Nursing Home - Join hands in helping the needy

Johnas Sequeira
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Feb 15: In today's fast pace of life and overly materialiastic world where people hardly have time for themselves or for their families, morality and values have taken a backseat. We have no time to spare for the less privileged, and most of us simply turn a blind eye to the poor living on streets.

But there are exceptions and exceptional people. Like Corrine Rasquinha.

Corrine Rasquinha

Corrine, founder and president of White Doves NGO, has not only been feeding food to the hungry and needy but also been giving shelter and medicines to the destitutes.

Narrating her journey, Corrine says it was back in the 90s when she could not have children due to a medical reason that she first felt the need to do something for society. After attending many prayer meets and retreats, she was inspired when, before the Blessed Sacrament, she heard the Lord's Word 'What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul'. After making a good confession, she resolved to lead a life serving the Lord by serving the lonely and the poor. She started serving in a small way by visiting the Government Hospital and an old age home. Her work was rewarded by God, when she conceived and delivered a baby girl, to the utter surprise of the doctors. Then on, having seen the power of God there was no turning back.

She then took a giant leap by setting up White Doves. White Doves operates two rehabilitation centres - one for women and children at Matadakani and another for men at Jail Road - both in temporary premises. White Doves has been caring for and sheltering the abused, the destitute and the mentally challenged by providing them unflinching support. Even police officials seek assistance for the needy from White Doves. Most of the inmates are from distant places, rescued from public places where they are found starving and delirious. They are picked up, cleansed, medically treated and rehabilitated. All efforts are made to locate the families of the rehabilitated persons and they are happily reunited. So far, White Doves has reunited 80 persons with their families in Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, Kolkata and other places.

This apart, White Doves has been distributing an average of 125 packets of food to the needy on the streets, railway station and bus stands every day for the past 18 years. White Doves has also built eight homes to the poor and have been giving monthly ration to 25 families. Their countless services also include scholarships to needy students. Presently White Doves looks after 130 inmates in its homes. One can phone Corrine Rasquinha anytime in case of spotting any needy person.  She personally goes to bring the inmates. They can be of any age , any religion or any caste. All are same to White Doves.

New project

In the year 2009, Corrine was diagnosed with third stage cancer and acute Hepatitis B. Her condition deteriorated so much that she was in a coma. "By God's grace, I recovered and in the year 2012 my reports were all normal, and cancer was completely cured. Having a close encounter with death, I felt that I needed to make a permanent abode for all these inmates before the lord calls me."


After two years of search for land, bishop of Mangaluru diocese Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza gave 49 cents of land at Maroli for the construction of White Doves Psychiatric Nursing and Destitute Home. It is a 200-bed facility to treat people picked up from the streets of Mangaluru and surrounding areas. The foundation stone for the project was laid by bishop Dr Aloysius on February 2.

The project cost has been estimated at Rs 7.5 to Rs 8 crore, and needs the support of generous donors and philanthropists in order to materialize. Let us join hands with Corrine Rasquinha in her mission to selflessly serve the society and make this world a better place, and in turn, do our bit for the needy.

Those who wish to help may send their contributions to:

White Doves
Account No: 50100127382631
Kadri, Mangaluru - 575002
IFSC : HDFC0000094
MIRC: 575240002

For more details contact: Vitus Rasquinha- 00919845196188 or Jerome Coelho-00919845607615.




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  • Alfred Fernandes, Manglore

    Thu, Feb 18 2016

    Congratulations on the launching of your New Project, A humble request to the like minded people, and the people have a kind, generous & a good heart who would contribute for this noble, just and Humanitarian cause, pls contribute with a big and generous heart, cause you making many helpless destitute's bring a smile on their face.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Tue, Feb 16 2016

    Praise the lord. Let's do our best to help

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  • Simon Lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    Dear DW Readers,

    Please support the noble cause and spread the word among your friends and family to donate to this cause. It is indeed a large project and need help from all of us to complete so that temporary location based patients can be moved to full pledged facilities.

    You will be blessed in many folds for your support and any contribution that you make to such noble cause to help the poor and those who cannot support themselves.

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  • Royston Prabhu, Bejai

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    May Almighty bless you abundantly in realizing your dream project to serve the poor and needy.

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  • Royston Prabhu, Bejai

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    May Almighty bless you abundantly in realizing your dream project to serve the poor and needy.

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    Dear Corrine & Vitus,
    Hope more and more people of all backgrounds, follow your example of helping the needy, the poorest of the poor, the homeless, not only in this 'Year of Mercy', but always.

    As Lord Jesus has rightly said, "Whatsoever you do to the least of my bretheren, you do unto me".

    May God's blessings and people's support always be with you, in your noble mission.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    Dear Mrs,Corinne, you have taken up a tremendous ,work on your shoulders with ally our sickness. Hats off.all the respect goes to you and your Team. Let God bless you and Support you in all your work.Give good health and strength to carry on your work for a Long time.

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  • A.prabhu, Mlore

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    The Mangalorean is basically a very charitable person. In town and out of town.
    Corrine with Daiji as your media sponsor and all those who have supported you, it won't take time to cover all you need in a few days. It is the cause that people can feel, see and relate to. I pledge my support.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    Commendable job Corrine. You have achieved what others can only DREAM ...

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    Dear Mrs. Corrine Rasquinha,
    May the sincere, kind polite and the excellent works carried out by you inspire the paradigm to many in the society to come up, carryout and accomplish your kind of clean minded charity to the poorest of the poor.
    My sincere prayers for you:
    “The LORD bless you and keep you
    The LORD make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you
    The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”’
    Holy Bible: Numbers 6:24-26
    May God bless you, your family and children for ever and ever.

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  • gm, mlur

    Mon, Feb 15 2016

    Together we can do something ....

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