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.
Income Rs5 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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