Seirei Asha Bhavan, a rehabilitation and training center for mentally challenged people, is located at Valacodu in
, Kollam District
. Started in 1988, the center works as a residential cum day care institution under the management and control of the Seirei Asha Bhavan Charitable Society. It aims at the upliftment and mainstreaming of the handicapped and mentally challenged through systematic and scientific education, training and rehabilitation process. It has multi-disciplinary intervention facilities with systematic and qualified professional guidance. The center also conducts counseling programs, parent education programs, public awareness programs and community based rehabilitation programs.