Therapeutic residential center for people with special needs

Only a Mother can understand another mothers heart…

How often have you had to rush back from work or cancel appointments or miss a function because there’s no one to take care of your child back home ? It truly gets difficult to tag the child as their tantrums can make life miserable.


When Keerthana, a Mother of a special child, had to sacrifice her job and all its luxuries because she found it difficult to balance work and home – she had to fetch her child from the crèche, feed her, dress her up, when ill, run around to ensure the medications were given on time and many such complication that could arise.

She didn’t want women who worked so hard to get their dream job to throw it all away because there were parent to a special child. Her work was affected because she had to log out and rush back to her baby.  She decided to start a home where women like her could drop off their children and pick them up any time of the day.


Riya Foundation caters to parents who travel and do night shifts. The facility allows parents to drop off their children even late at night. Named after her child, “Riya Foundation” ensures disabled children from rural areas are provided schooling and hostel facility too.

It is a charged centre. I know there are thousands of women like me who had to quit their job after a child. I don’t want that to happen. It’s important for a woman to pursue her career” she says.

Riya foundationA Residential Hostel and an integrated learning centre, provides the following services

  • Respite care – For those having to travel, attend family emergencies or ceremonies. The duration of the facility can be availed from few hours to a maximum period of three months.
  • Long term – This is the answer to the questing, after me who?
  • Hostel and Boarding – The child is sent to an integrated school, taught life skills and provided exposure to manage life on his own.

The center operates 24×7 providing Residential care for the disable children with security and clean nutritious food. We also fill up the child’s time with interesting activities. The center maintains emergency services like night-transport, first-aid kits, in house care takers and round-the-clock security. The staff is trained to look after children across all ages, and know how to handle them, bathe them and feed them.

Address & Contact

Riya Hope Farm
No. 2-21-111/2
Valley view villa, Kotimura,
Padavu village, Kulshekar Post,
Mangalore : 575005
Karnataka, India.

Contact :
Email: [email protected]
Phone : +91 7892-317978 / +91 824- 2231181
Office timings : Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm


"Riya Foundation” is a registered trust (non-profit organization -155/2009-10 IV) registered with the Commissioner of Income Tax under 12-A of the Income Tax Act bearing No. R-57/80G/CIT/MNG/2011.12, established in the year 2010. Your donation is tax-deductible under 80G. We run a residential recreational facility for the people with special needs called "Riya Hope Farm", currently located at Mangalore (India).