On Monday, December 27, 2010 JMP–L representatives paid a visit to the inmates of the Fanar Mental Hospital in
Nabatieh, South Lebanon — a visit that has become a tradition for JMP–L.
The hospital houses 250 inmates with mental disorders, 13 of whom are Armenians placed there thanks to JMP–L efforts. For more than 14 years, JMP–L takes care of these individuals who otherwise could be abandoned and homeless.
JMP–L representatives visit them a few times each year, and offer them gifts and food. During the recent visit, the 13 inmates received pajamas (offered by a donor) and food.
During the visits, the JMP–L representatives are accompanied by a priest who prays with the inmates, and together they mark traditional Armenian holidays, including Christmas and Easter, and get spiritual uplift.
On some occasions, the parents of some of these inmates also accompany them, though the number of mothers who come to see their children is unfortunately small. So, these people are in need of care and love.
Those who are interested in donating to help us support these people can contact us.