Turning Point Foundation (TPF) works to serve as a rehabilitation resource for people facing social health issues. TPF is active in the field of drug abuse and HIV-AIDS in Delhi. Their main approach is preventive, curative and improving overall health and well-being.
Main activities include:
HIV/AIDS Intervention among Injecting Drug Users (IDUs): The program aims at reducing transmission of HIV among IDUs in Panipat. Various services are provided at the Drop-in-Centre including promoting usage of condoms, linkages to STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) services, health and counselling services with a strong referral and follow-up system, distribution of free condoms and syringes for IDUs, provision of safe spaces, etc. Lunch is provided at the Drop-In-Centre as a means of encouraging more IDUs to visit the Centre and thus ensure their better health. In FY16, 735 IDUs were registered.
Pre-Admission Counselling to Addicts and their Families: Through this program, knowledge regarding addiction, behaviour patterns of addicts and treatment options available with details of treatment modalities is provided. ‘Lotus Program’ a specific de-addiction and rehabilitation programme, includes One to One Counselling, Group Counselling, Group Therapy, Sharing and Reflection Sessions. In FY16, 1,516 people were reached out to through this program.
Treatment Cum Rehabilitation Facilities to Drug Addicts: TPF runs a 40-bed drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centre which provides treatment to persons addicted to alcohol, pharmaceutical solvents, and opiates/brown sugar. Different sessions such as in-house meetings, input sessions, pull up sessions, sharing, reflection, appreciation, etc. are conducted.
Rehabilitation: The process of rehabilitating or integrating the addict back into the system is carried out through family counselling, home visits and workplace visits. In FY16, 132 addicted individuals were successfully rehabilitated.
Axshya Project: TPF aims to improve access to quality TB care and control through a partnership between government and civil society. They are supporting RNTCP to expand its reach, visibility and effectiveness.
The NGO also conducts awareness camps in sites with low income groups for those vulnerable to addiction in North West Delhi. Activities conducted during the camps are: street plays by professional troops, video shows on drug abuse and distribution of pamphlets.
Income Rs67 lac
Expense Rs71 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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