Santhwanam&Karunalayam are the important milestones of the Charitable Activities in the Archdiocese of Thalassery. Karunalayam was established in the year 1975 by Late Bishop Mar Sebastian Valloppilly for the poor & abandoned members of the society irrespective of their caste or religion. During the Golden Jubilee of the Archdiocese, the then Archbishop, Mar George Valiamattam decided to establish a palliative care centre to take care of the cancer patients & the needy. Santhwanam, has become a home for the homeless and a consolation for many. This charitable institution which was established in the year 2003, has got a new and equipped building in the year 2016. The newly built Karunalayam&Santhwanam has become an abode for many who are homeless, abandoned, sick & dying. It is a place where many experience the mercy and love of God during the last moments of their lives.