When Established: 06/2002
By Whom: Mr Uthaya Perumal (Peru)

A home for the mentally ill who are homeless or from poor income group. It is one of the first to adopt an open concept method ie allowing most patients to lead a life as ordinary as possible, encouraging interaction with society. Activities include short trips out to the shops and having a drink at the local coffee-shop.

There are 107 patients at the home. The youngest patient is aged 17 years and the oldest is 87 years old. They live in three houses, all within the PJ area. There is a Boys’ home, a Girls’ home and an Elderly’s Home. The home is run by twelve full time staff who offer guidance and help. They drive the patients to the hospital for medical consultation, prepare meals, run daily errands, complete office tasks, as well as organise activities for the patients like gardening projects, classroom activities and games, exercise programs, etc

Counselling programmes are also organised with professional counsellors to help with the patients’ progress


Mr Peru gained vast experience from working in other mental institutions. His open concept method is based on the idea that mental illness is a sickness, not a disease, and therefore these patients should not be shunned or ridiculed by the public. He hopes for an accepting caring public as the love, care and acceptance felt by the patients will have an immensely positive effect on their recovery

Number of Paid Staff: 12
Estimated Monthly Expenditure: Approximately RM20,000 for three homes


Volunteers among doctors, psychiatrists, general helpers are most welcome. Feel free to drop them a line and ask how else you could contribute to the organisation.

 Non-cash donations: Consumables like rice, salt, oil, sugar and toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, detergents are also much appreciated.

Help towards medication costs would greatly be appreciated. This is one of the expenses which have been growing in proportion to overall expenses of the Home, as price of medicine has been on the increase and steeply too. The home appreciates donations towards the running expenses of the home and also gifts in kind. Running expenses include:

1) Monthly rental of 3 house RM 5500 per month
2) Total electricity bill RM 1100 per month
3) Total telephone bill RM 450 per month
4) Salary for 11 staff amounting to RM 8000 per month
5) Medical bills and medication amounting to RM 3000 per month
6) There is also help needed to finance an additional car, monthly repayment to the bank is approx RM 430. The car is used to transport the patients around, to hospital checkups, etc

Cash donations are very welcomed.
Bank details: RHB Bank 21403500119590 (Please call home to enquire/ inform of cash donations)

Cheques Made Payable to: PJ Caring Home

Direction/ Map: At Assunta Hospital roundabout, head towards PJ Old town. You will come to a set of traffic lights. At the traffic lights, turn left. You will see a bus station on your left. Head along this road (Jln Othman) and then turn right into the road right after the stalls just before Shepherd Church. You will reach a T junction. Turn left, go to end of the road which is another T junction. Turn right. Then take the next right turn onto Jalan 1/2 and you will find the Home on your right.

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PJ Caring Home

Mr Uthaya Perumal (Peru) Contact Person
[email protected]Email
+603 7785 2997Phone Number
+6016 395 7859Phone Number
+603 7782 1997Fax Number
Established since 2002Year of Establishment
No.1, Jln 1/2, 46000 Petaling Jaya 46000, SelangorAddress
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