Sneha Charitable Trust (SCT) was founded in 2003 with the aim of co-ordinating social and community health care services to the poor, sick and the most neglected section of our society in India. SCT is managed by the Camillians- an International Faith-based Organization which is exclusively involved in the healthcare field for the past 450 years. It is one of the most challenging, creative and demanding initiatives of Camillians. It has a radical and distinctively global healthcare action – care and support to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA), destitute, mentally and physically challenged children, training in quality healthcare management, vocational rehabilitation, training and job placement. The trust has also been holding hands with the national programmes and international programmes of care implemented through various government and non-governmental agencies.
In the context of stigma and taboo associated with HIV infection and consequent denial of hospital treatment and rejection from the society experienced by those infected, SCT began its first social and community centre in Bengaluru, known as Snehadaan.