Bharathamatha Family Welfare Foundation (BFWF) was established in 1989 to provide the needy with opportunities to attain a dignified life and improved socio-economic status in Thiruthuraipundi, Tamil Nadu.
Their activities include:
Integrated Complex of Special Homes for Senior Citizens and Destitute Children: There are currently 30 senior citizens and 30 destitute children housed at this centre in Samiyappa Nagar. All residents receive food, clothes, yoga training, education, and attend meditation classes. This residence provides an opportunity for senior citizens to act as mentors, and for orphaned children to receive parental care.
Ujjawala Scheme: BFWF undertook two projects under the Ujjawala Scheme – a) To prevent Trafficking of Women & Children referred by police & Revenue Department and other sources, and b) Rehabilitation & Protective Home for the victims of trafficking. Both these projects were launched with the financial support of the Ministry of Women & Child Development. The victims are provided food, accommodation, recreational facilities, counselling, medical aid and legal aid services in the Home. Skill development trainings on tailoring, computer, book keeping, and candle making are also provided to the beneficiaries.
Swadhar Shelter Home: BFWF runs the Swadhar Shelter Home that supports women (widows, destitutes, orphans, or those affected by HIV/AIDS) by providing them vocational training, food, and health facilities. For this project the NGO receives financial assistance from the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
Home for the Elderly: With the support from Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, the NGO runs an Old Age Home that provides hygienic & nutritious food, and medical care to the elders.
Family Counselling Centre: The organisation provides counselling to couples on social, ethical, and financial misunderstandings. The Centre refers dowry harassment cases for legal aid and provides helpline services to the affected women.
Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts: It runs a 15-bed hospital for Alcoholic and Drug Addicted individuals, with counselling services and medical treatment.
Other Programmes: These include Water & Sanitation awareness programmes, Early Intervention Centre for mentally challenged children, Career Guidance to students, etc.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs1 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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