Home / Day: June 8, 2012
Across the flyover or expressway from our oldest site and part of the ITO slum dislocation, is Akshardham Temple and Metro Site #4. This homeless shelter managed by ACORN India is at the juncture of the Akshardham Metro stop, the railway line (on whose property it is located), a city water station and washing station for the poor, and an easy parking and resting place for auto rickshaw drivers. ACORN India’s 4 centers are among about 85 that are supported by the Urban Board of the Delhi Government.
Pictures of the railroad, the organizing staff with Dharmendra and Wade, the Temple and the Metro.
Oldest shelter operated by ACORN India and a year ago we were operating it only for the winter in tents for some of our rickshaw drivers and other workers.
Now, like the rest, there is hard siding, solar panels, better restroom facilities etc. We participated in an action today for better electric capacity since the panels hardly power one fan.
The workers come in at the end of their labor, usually around 11 pm and are up and out right after dawn. In the mornings we read the paper out loud.
Delhi Projects, a permanent shelter managed by ACORN India at Delhi Gate, near Old Delhi & Red Fort. Capacity 100 people. It was a former matrimonial center.
ACORN India homeless shelter called Azmeri Gate. This Shelter is located not a kilometer from the Delhi Civic Center which is the city hall in central Delhi. Holds 50 men as a night shelter. The book they are holding is the registration book required of all every day. We also sign up members in the shelters among our informal workers.