Richmond Fellowship Society (India), The
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Comprehensive - Mental Disability
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 36 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Dr. A. K. Agarwal, Chairman Dr. Alok Sarin, Vice Chairman
Dr. Shekhar Seshadri, Secretary Mr. M. S. Seshadrinath, Treasurer
Mr. K. Vijaya Raghavan, Member Dr. S. Kalyanasundaram, Member
Dr. Anisha Shah, Member Dr. Lata Hemchand, Member
Mr. V. S. Mathur, Member Dr. Sudhir Khandelwal, Member
Dr. Sujatha Sharma, Member Mr. S. M. Narayanaswamy, Member
Mr. K. V. Padmanabha, Member Dr. V. Venkataramaiah, Member
Dr. Shashi Rai, Member Dr. M. C. Upreti, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Richmond Fellowship Society (India), The (RFS I), has been offering community services to the mentally challenged since 1986. The RFS (I) is an Associate Member of the Richmond Psychosocial Foundation International, UK, a worldwide organization with Fellowship in more than 30 countries. The Society opened its first Fellowship Home in Bangalore; currently RFS (I) has branches in three metros - Bangalore, Delhi, Lucknow, and two rural towns in Karnataka, Sidlaghatta and Ramanagara.

The Fellowship facilities are run based on therapeutic community principles. The services include:

  • Outreach programmes and rehabilitation activities through halfway homes
  • Long term care
  • Day care with vocational training for mentally challenged persons
  • Manpower development and research in the field of mental health
  • Advocacy and creating public awareness
  • Protecting the rights of persons with mental illness.

RFS (I) established a Post Graduate College for Psychosocial Rehabilitation in 1999, offering a two-year M.Sc. course in Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Counselling and approved by the Government of Karnataka.

The Course includes research projects, training, internship, placement and orientation visits.

5 cr
2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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