Tuesday, August 16, 2011

central adoption resource agencies recognised by Govt of India

ist of Recognised Indian Placement Agencies
S.No Particulars Validity of Recognition Phone No. Fax No. E-mail Address
1 Bal Anand World Children Welfare Trust India Sai Krupa,
Ghatla Village, Chembur
Maharashtra 23/01/2008 22/01/2011 91-022-25208395 / 25202262 91-22-25204914 balanand@vsnl.net

2 Children of the World (India) Trust 401, Arun Chambers,
4th Floor,
Mumbai - 400 034,
Maharashtra 13.03.2008 12.03.2011 91-022-23520249 022-66602196 91-022-23520032 cwb@bom5.vsnl.net.in

3 Holy Cross Home For Babies
C/o Holy Cross Convent Camp Road, Amaravati (Camp) - 444602
Maharashtra 11.05.2010 10.05.2013 91-0721-2663861 91-0721-2663861 h.babies@rediffmail.com

Society of Friends of The Sassoon Hospitals
Postal Address:
P.O Box 94,
Maharashtra 29/10/2010 28/10/2013 91-020-26124660 091-020-26128219 sofosh@vsnl.net

5 M/s Bal Vikas
(Shishu Welfare Trust of India)
Shishu Bhavan,
Velantine Comples,
Off. Gen. Arun Kumar Vaidya Marg,
Malad (East),
Mumbai - 400097,
Maharashtra 24/09/2009 23/09/2012 022-28422802 022-28422714 balvikas@vsnl.com

6 St. Catherine's Home
Veera Desai Road,
Andheri (West),
Mumbai - 400 058,
Maharashtra 26.08.2010 25.08.2013 91-022-26762312 / 26766906 91-022-26763021 stcath@mtnl.net.in

7 The Hindu Women's Welfare Society
Shraddhanand Mahilashram
Shraddhanand Road,
Maharashtra 13.03.2008 12.03.2011 91-022-24012252 / 24010715 91-022-24031207 hwws@rediffmail.com

8 Bhartiya Samaj Seva Kendra
"Bertha Varada"
Plot No.373,
6th Lane,
North Main Road,
Koregaon Park,
Pune-411001 24/05/2010
23/05/2013 91-020-26128002 020-26055332 91-020-6125716 bssk@bsskindia.org

9 Shejar Chhaya P.P Paradise,
Second Floor,
Main Ambadi Road Junction,
Vasai Road (w),
Dist. Thane,
Maharashtra 401202 22/09/2009 21/09/2012 91-250-2341196 2349380 91-250-23051337 shejarchhaya@rediffmail.com

10 Maharashtra State Women's Council Asha Sadan,
Asha Sadan Marg,
Maharashtra 02/02/2009 01/02/2012 91-022-23715477 23740397 91-22-23701281 m.s.w.c.ashasadan@mtnl.net,in

11 Bal Asha Trust
401, Charlie-Ville, A Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020, Maharashtra 15/03/2010 14/03/2012 91-022-24926526 91-22-24944090 adoption@vsnl.com balasha@vsnl.com

12 Shree Manav Seva Sangh
255-257, Sion Road, Sion (West),
Mumbai - 400022, Maharashtra. 29/12/2010
31/03/2012 91-022-24071553
24092266 91-022-24092266 smss@vsnl.com

13 M/S Matru Sewa Sangh
North Ambazari Road
Sitabuldi, Nagpur, Maharashtra. 19/09/2008
91-0712-2523596 / 2522393
91-0712-2523596 matrusewa@yahoo.com

14 M/S Indian Association For Promotion of
Adoption & Child Welfare, Flat No.7, Kanara
Brotherhood Co-operative Housing Society,
Mogul Lane, Matunga (W) Mumbai-400016
Maharashtra. 01/06/2009
31/05/2012 91-022-24307076 /
24374938 91-022-24374938 iapa@vsnl.com

15 Family Service Centre
Eucharistic Congress, Building No.3,
5 Convent Street
Mumbai - 400001, Maharashtra. 02/02/2009
01/02/2012 91-022-22021432 91-022-22828862 director@fscmumbai.org

16 M/s Bal Vikas Mahila Mandal
C/o Swa-Adhr Mahila Vastigrah
Sudarshan Colony, India Nagar,
Latur-413531, Maharashtra. 20/02/2008
19/02/2011 91-02382-27620
27005 91-02382-228723 bvmm_latur@yahoo.com

17 M/s Renuka Mahajan Trust
Svy. No. 121, Near Saibaba Mandir,
Pune - Alandi Road, Wadmukhwadi,
P.O. Charholi, Tal. Haveli,
Dist. Pune - 412 105, Maharashtra 12/12/2008
11/12/2011 020-32662982 /
020-32528187 / Mob:9860015966/ 9860645661

18 M/s Priya-Darshani Shishu Griha
Shri Sadguru Balmik Swamy Seva Sangh Sanchalit
691/1B, Old Bhavsar Hospital,
Adinath Nagar, Near Century Enka Colony Gate No.2
Bhosari, Pune -39 24/12/2008 to
23/12/2011 91-020-27123391 020-27122630 priyadarshaniadoption@yahoo.com

19 M/s Mahila Seva Mandal
Kusumbai Matichand Mahila Seva Gram
25/20, Karve Road,
Pune - 411004, Maharashtra. 25.01.2005
24.01.2008 91-020-25440490

25439671 / 25436851 91-020-25652536 d.v.tikekar@vsnl.com

20. Vivekanand Balsadan Kamptee
Seth Daga Dharmashala, Opp. Rly. Station, P.O. Kamptee-441002,
Dist. Nagpur, Maharashtra 19.09.2008 to 18.09.2011 07109-288632 91-07109-288632 vivekanandbalsadan@yahoo.com

21. Vatsalya Trust
Plot No. 1285 Near Kanjur Police Station, Kanjur Marg, (East) Mumbai-400042 07.09.2010 to 06.09.2013 022-25782958 / 022-25794798 / 022-25784810 022-25784820 vatsalyatrust@inidatimes.com

22. Missionaries of Charity, Church Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai-400056, Maharashtra 15.10.2010 to 14.10.2013 91-022-26184068 / 26102843 corrine.queira.soza@gmail.com

23. Ashirwad (Adoption Centre) Indian Children Welfare Trust, 1044, Jaganade Chowk, KDK College Road, Nandawan, Nagpur, Maharashtra 24.09.2009 to 23.09.2012 0712-3299710 / 2715697 ashirwadicwt_india@yahoo.co.in

24. Balwant Krtar Anand Foundation (Preet Mandir)
Anand Corner, 18, Dr. Coyaji Road, Pune-411001, Maharashtra The recognition of Preet Mandir, Pune for undertaking Inter-country Adoption is revoked with w.e.f 20.05.2010 020-26361027 / 020-26361027 / 26360081 / 26330602 020-26361969 / 26361481 preetmandir2@vsnl.net

Adoption centers in Mumbai

About Adoption Agencies in Mumbai

The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) is an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India.
While CARA is engaged in clearing inter-country adoption of Indian children, its principal aim is to promote in-country adoption. In fact, CARA ensures that no Indian child is given for inter-country adoption without him/her having been considered by Indian families residing in India. CARA also provides financial assistance to various NGOs and Government run Homes to promote quality child care to such children and place them in domestic adoption.

CARA Website: http://www.adoptionindia.nic.in

List of CARA registered Adoption Centres is at http://www.karmayog.org/redirect/strred.asp?docId=10508

We called up some of the CARA listed Adoption Centres in Mumbai, and received the following information:

- Most have a shortage of children available for adoption as compared to the demand for children

- 2-3 years waiting period in almost all cases

- 1 out of 10 persons who applies every year is able to get a child for adoption

- priority to domestic adoption as there is a long waiting list

- some centres have a special quota of 40 % for inter country adoption

Source: Karmayog@yahoogroups.com

List of Orphanages/ Adoption Agencies / Government Children Homes in Mumbai-

This page has been last updated on August 2008.

Process adopted for updating the information: We have called each of the voluntary and government homes below. Got varied responses. Each of the responses has been stated below each organisations profile.

If anyone has more details about these organisations or any more Orphanages/ Adoption Agencies / Government Children Homes pls email us at info@karmayog.org


Prafulla Nakhawa Chawl

Chandani Koliwada,

Thane (E) 400603

Karmayogi: Fr. Joe D'Gama & Mr Fernandes
Tel.: 25327142, 253271542

Email: aasara.india@yahoo.com / info@aasara.org

Website: http://www.aasara.org

No of Children Currently – 300 (Shelters / educative classes/ vocational training)

Profile: Aasara is a shelter for the street children in Mumbai. It has Contact Centres in Thane, Kalve, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai, as well as a 24-hour residence for children in Thane and a 24-hour residence for girls in Kurla. It also has a Night Shelter for youngsters in Vithalwadi as well as a Mobile Unit that deals with urgent needs such as providing food, medical help, initial assessments and contacts with hospitals, institutions and other non-profit organizations. They work with communities in Vidhyavihar, Thana, Digha (Navi Mumbai), Kalyan, Ambarnath, Vithalwadi and Kasara.

Adoptions Facilitated: None

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply. The information above is from their website.


2) Aditya Birla Centre for the Welfare of Children
Siddharth Colony
Chembur Naka
Mumbai 400071
Karmayogi: Mr M.C Joshi
Tel.: 25222863, 25223353

Website: http://www.adityabirla.com/media/features/centre_for_welfare.htm

Profile: The centre is open to destitute boys between the ages of 14 to 17 years. As far as possible, they should have passed the tenth standard examination. A child is reckoned as a destitute child if he is:

homeless, or orphaned, or abandoned
not looked after by his parents who may be extremely poverty-struck, or suffer from an illness, or are mentally challenged
exploited and made to work by his parents to generate income or made to beg. In either case, his full potential is thwarted
a single-parent child and the income of the parent is under Rs. 500 per month
comes with a recommendation from the principal / headmaster of an educational institute in the village, provided the boy is a destitute

No of Children Currently in the center: 225

Capacity of the center: 250

No trained till date from 1979 -2009: 2000 boys

No employed in different fields: 95 per cent of these boys have found jobs (electrician /carpenter/ wielding -150 per day ) or are involved in small enterprise start-ups.-

Adoptions Facilitated: None as age group is 14-17 years

Service offered – shelter , vocational training uner ITI , boarding , lodging , and conveyance .

The process of selection is fairly simple. We partner with the Maharashtra Government's Department of Women and Child Development. They compile the list of eligible boys based on the inputs received from NGOs and the government-run remand homes, from all over Maharashtra. It is from this list, that the boys are selected for admission to the home.

Transforming lives
When a boy enters the portals of the Aditya Birla Centre for Welfare of Children, he is often diffident, indisciplined, insecure and unkempt. After spending three years at the centre, he emerges a transformed person. He is confident of standing on his feet. He knows he can make a living. All the bitterness that he nursed for the life that he had on the streets is gone. It is replaced by self-assuredness, and a sense of thanksgiving for the opportunity, which he was given to turn a new leaf.

From 1979 to date, we have managed to reach out to 2000 boys. Every year 200 boys are trained at our orphanage. What is most rewarding is that more than 95 per cent of these boys have found jobs or are involved in small enterprise start-ups. For all of them, the years spent at the centre have been indeed memorable and a great learning experience. Several of them are still in touch with us. We have made a beginning with this small step. We believe "a journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step". A long road lies ahead.

In gratitude.

We acknowledge the invaluable contribution and involvement of the state government of Maharashtra. For every child, the state government accords us a grant of Rs.500/-. Of course, the monthly expense for a single child, inclusive of his lodging, boarding, clothes, training and traveling expenses amounts to over Rs.1,600. This is met by our trust, from donations to our corpus funds and voluntary agencies who generously donate.

We would like to extend a special acknowledgement to all of the technical institutes who have helped us and continue to engage in training our boys. Among these are — Shrarnik Vidhyapeeth, Tuisi Technicals and the Children's Aid Society's ITI Units.

We are also very grateful to the After Care Association and several individual donors for their support both in cash and in kind.

We would heartily welcome your engagement with the centre, in whatever ways you can commit to the future of these destitute children.

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: timings after 7.00 pm as they are training – Mathematics/English /Personality development

Service Needed: no

Materials Needed: Stationery required to large extent do call and ask for precise number and type of stationery requirements..

Donations Needed: in Kind- stationery requirements / individual sponsorship :Rs 4500-6000 per child per month inclusive of training ,boarding , lodging , and conveyance .


3) Amcha Ghar

Contact details
Deep Sagar Building
4th floor,Light House Road
Uttan, Bhayander (w)
Thane -401106
Tel: 022-8451022
Qualification BSW & (MBA)
Tel:- 022-28451022
Email: amchaghar@yahoo.com

Profile: www.karmayog.com/ngos/amcha.htm /
Website: www.amchaghar.org

No of children currently: 32 children

No of children capacity: 30 children

Profile of children: Girls children home admitted from the age group of 2-5 years mostly children effected with HIV/AIDS or Children of Parents who are affected by AIDS.

Adoption Facilitation : They a re not registered as an adoption agency if they do get children who can be adopted they do facilitate it through another agency .

Services provided : Educated here and trained in vocational training also. They stay with Aamcha ghar till 18 years of age and leave after they are employed. Many of Amchar ghar students are working in Mumbai and stay in working women’s hostels.

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: to provide extracurricular activities to children at Aamcha Ghar

Services needed : Need help with website development / updating website also addresses and places of working women hostels .

Material Needed: computers (second hand would also do) she has the space for the computer center but short of computers)

Donations Needed : sponsorship for a child : 2000 a month


Dr. A.B. Road
next to Happy Home
Mumbai 400018
Karmayoginis: Mr Manjrekar

Tel no: 24922552

E mail: no email address

Website: no website

Profile: Age group – 8-18 – boys get children through the Child welfare committee

No of children currently: 36

No of children capacity: 40

Adoption Facilitation : no

Services provided : Education to children send to school , provide tuitions when required also extra curricular activities like Yoga / computers are provided by Anand Kendra .

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: At present they have enough volunteers

Services needed: Not for now

Material Needed: Not for now

Donations Needed: yes they require donations for food ( aata, rice,sugar) also shoes and uniforms for children . Any donor interested can contact them and they would tell them their exact requirements .

5) Ankur Children's Home
Kanakia’s Road
Beverly Park - Mira Road-East
Mumbai -401107- Thane DT.

Tel.: 28108208
Fax: 28126686
E mail: No
Website: No

Profile :

No of children currently: 240

No of children capacity: 240

Profile of children: 5-15 years 210 girls & 30 boys

Adoption Facilitation: no

Services provided : boarding , lodging Education and extra curricular activities

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: no

Services needed : no

Material Needed: no

Donations Needed : Pls call the above number and they would inform you about their current needs .

Missionaries of Charity
Sankli Street
Mumbai 400008

Tel: 23093591
Fax: x
email: x

No of children currently: 112 children ( over all 400 people including adults )

Profile of children& adults: Disabled (all types of disability) , HIV/Aids effected . Most children / adults who are not acceped at other destitute homes / children homes are sent here.

Adoption Facilitation: If there is a possibility they facilitate it through another adoption agency.

Services provided: treatment as required. Education to the able out of 112 children 26 who are able do go to school.

Additional details : notes: Hindustan Lever supports Asha Daan run by the Missionaries of Charity (founded by the late Mother Teresa). It is a home for 400 abandoned, handicapped children & adults , the destitute and people affected by AIDS (HIV positive). It has been set up on a 72,500 square feet plot of warehouses of HLL. HLL also bears the capital and revenue expenses for maintenance, upkeep and security of the premises.
other links: www.hll.com/HLL/reachingout/communitydev.html#writeup

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: extracurricular activities for children / adults

Services needed : tuition for children of al mediums

Material Needed: no

Donations Needed : no

6) Asha Sadan
Children Section
Asha Sadan Marg
Mumbai - 400009
Karmayogin: Dina Bilimoria/Maya Gidwani

Tel: 23715477 / 23740397 / 23715477
Fax: 23701281
Email: m.s.w.c.ashasadan@mdnl.net.in / asha_sadan@vsnl.net
Website: x
Other links: www.financialexpress.com/fe/daily/20000331/fco26032.html ,

Profile: In existence since 83 years

No of children currently: 60 girls & 140 children on an average at one time. This is a transitory population with many children returning to their biological parents.

Profile of children: 200 Children-Boys & girls from 0-6 years and girls from 14-18 years . Boys over 6 years are transferred to other orphanages.

Adoption Facilitation : Yes

No : of Adoptions Facilitated within the last year :100+

Services provided:

- 0-6 years adoption facilities under the Maharashtra government .

- Also have a children’s home for rehabilitation of minor rescued girls in the age group of 14-18 years . Provide them education & vocational training.

- Also offer foster day care for parents below poverty line/ due to parents illness and the child is on the verge of destitution.

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply . but no reply . the information above is from Karmayog Website - www.karmayog.com/ngos/mswc.htm & Brochures . .


7)Ashadeep Association

Contact Details : Shakti Apartment, B-002, Cardinal Gracias Road,

Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai-400 099.

Tel. : 91-22-28353880 Fax : 91-22-28322192

e-mails : ashadeepassociation@gmail.com


Website: http://www.ashadeepassociation.org/id10.html

Profile : Age group 4-24 years

No of Children In all we have 487 school and college going students under our care.

Service Offered : Boarding , Lodging, Education, Vocation Training

More details about Asha deep 2007 :

Once again the school results this year were good.

2. 13 students passed 10th std. Maharashtra Board exam.

3. 5 students passed 11th std. Junior college

4. 12 students passed 12th std. Maharashtra Board exam.

5. 9 students continue with their degree course in college.

6. One of our Children completed her Graduation in Commerce and is working now.

7. 410 children are in our kindergarten (Balwadis) in 6 centres.

8. In all we have 487 school and college going students under our care.

9. 45 students have undergone computer course last year. They studied the basics of computer system and the softwares like Windows XP, MS Office etc. All these helped many students to do their project work in studies and also to get jobs.

10. Many of our children were awarded merit certificates in various competitions.

a. Many students got scholarship from the Education Department.

b. Many students got prizes and certificates in various competitions like Writing, Drawing, Singing, Sports, Best Students, Clay toy making etc.

11. One of our science students is continuing her 3rd year general nursing course at Holy Family Hospital, Bandra.

12. One of our boys is continuing his 3rd year Computer Animation Course and also working as an animator.

13. 25 girls and women are learning and practicing tailoring at Dindoshi Centre.

14. The children are encouraged to develop their talents in Dance and Indian Music.

15. Our dispensary over the years is successfully providing basic health facilities to poor people at Dindoshi.

16. We have started medical facility at our Sakinaka centre.

17. We continue providing support for the handicapped and sick patients, specially suffering from T.B., Anemia at our centres.

18. 300 children experienced a healthy and relaxing way of life at Marve, Aksa Beach during the summer and winter vacation camps. They were exposed to different skills and development programmes.

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: No

Services needed : No

Material Needed:No

Donations Needed : Pls call 91-22-28353880 and depending on the requirement at that time one can sponsor.


8) Bai Avabai F. Petit Parsi Boys – Pune

Contact details : 22871720

Services provided: technical training .& education

No of children currently: 80

No of children capacity: 120

Profile of children: 4-15 years of age, Boys , Only Parci

Adoption Facilitation: no as it a boarding school they come here only for education and training

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: No

Services needed : . No

Material Needed: No

Donations Needed : No

For more details contact – Petit Trust Fort , 22654358 , 22644680

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9) Bai Avabai F. Petit Parsi Girls Orphanage – Emailed
14 Pali Hill
Mumbai 400050
Karmayogini: Mrs. Yasmin Charna, Supertindent

Tel 26483018
Email: bafpetit@yahoo.co.in
Profile: x notes: shelter; only Parsi girls from 4 to 14 years, 150 girls; not an adoption agency;

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply.

10)Bal Anand ( World Children Welfare Trust India)
Sai Krupa
93 Ghatla Village
Mumbai 400071
Karmayogini: Sulochana Kalro
Tel: 25208395 /25202262

Fax: 25204914

Email: baland@vsnl.net
Profile: Adoption Agency

No of children currently: 85 in BAL Anand

27 special children who stay with them as there are no adoption options for them. They are sent to special schools.

Profile of children: 0-6 years age group

Adoption Facilitation: 35 children last year

Adoption in process of 40-50 children

Services provided: Till the children are in Bal Anand education is provided to them

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: extra curricular activities for special children .

Services needed : In search of speech therapist – part time – twice a week

Material Needed: None

Donations Needed : Sponsor a child - / meals / grains pls contact and would give the complete details of requirements

11) Bal Asha Trust
Bal Asha Dham,
King George V memorial
Dr. E Moses Road
Mumbai 400011

Tel: 24926526
Fax: 2494 4090 /

Karmayogis: Ms. Madhavi Karandikar, Trustee
Mr. Sunil Arora, Administrator

Email: adoption@vsnl.com, balasha@vsnl.com

Website: x

Profile: orphanage for boys and girls 0-10 years; 90 kids; adoption agency

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply.


12)Bal Vikas
102 Shishu Bhawan
Velentine Complex
Off. Gen. Arun Kumar Vaidya Marg
Pimplipada, Malad (E)
Mumbai - 400097
Karmayoginis: Mrs. J. Panigrahi, Trustee
Ms. Prabha Dhimmar, Social Worker

Tel:- 28422802
Fax: 28422714
Email: balvikas@vsnl.com

Profile : Government Approved Adoption agencies , begun 1984; Orphanage; 75 children; Adoption agency

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply.


13) Balikashram
Bombay Vigilance Association
Navin Asha Society, 1st floor
124 D. Phalke Road
Opp. Ranjit Studio
Dadar E,
Mumbai 400 014
Karmayogis: Mr. Amu V. Malde,Promodi
Tel: 24112234 5-12

No of children currently: 44

No of children capacity: 50

Profile of children: 6-12 girls ,through CWC

Adoption Facilitation : No as above 6

Services provided : Boarding , Lodging , education , tuitions & extra curricular activities

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: no

Services needed : no

Material Needed: no

Donations Needed : Pls contact them when you want to donate they will tell you their requirements at that moment .


13)Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Home for Children
Shraddhanand Road
Opp. Shankar Mantham
Matunga E
Mumbai 400019
Karmayogini: Mrs. Sara M. Lawyer

Tel. No.: 24011197
Fax: x
Email: x
Website: x
Profile: orphanage for boys and girls aged 5-12; currently 80 kids; not an adoption agency

Response on calling : No answer and no other information available on the net.

14)Chembur Children's Home

Sion-Trombay Road,
Mumbai - 400 088
Ph: 25563780

Profile : Started in 1939 to provides custody care, education and training to neglected, socially and economically backward children who are committed by the Juvenile Courts

No of Children Currently : 250 boys

Capacity :250 boys

Profile of Children : 6 to 18 years of age.

Adoption Facilitation - No

Services Provided : Education , Boarding , Lodging and training

Help Required
Volunteers needed: No
Services needed : No
Material Needed: No
Donations Needed : Pls do call at 25563780 will tell you the requirements at that time


15)Children Of The World (India) Trust

401 Arun Chambers, 4th Floor
Mumbai 400034
Karmayogini: Mrs. Mani Misery

Tel: 23520249
Fax: 23520032

Email: cwb@bom5.vsnl.net.in
Profile: CARA approved adoption agency; avails of sponsorship for children also

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply.

16) Children's Aid Society (CAS) Various Homes
Observation Home, Umerkhadi, Mumbai 400009. Tel. No.: 23774386; 23775895
Pitru Vatsalya,
Special School for Mentally Retarded
Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Mankhurd,
New Observation Home

Response on calling : No answer and no other information available on the net.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------17)D N. Sirur Balakashram Orphanage
40 Prathana Samaj Road
Vile parle E
Mumbai 400 057
Karmayogi: Mr pai
Tel: 26125247
Fax: x
Email: x

Website: x

Profile: Since 1932 orphanage for boys aged 8 - 18; currently 64 kids; not an adoption agency

No of children currently: 64

No of children capacity:

No: of children : Orphanage for boys aged 8 – 18

Profile of children: Street Children and others , They get them from Other NGOs

Adoption Facilitation : No

Services provided : Training , College, Lodging .

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: No

Services needed : No.

Material Needed: No

Donations Needed : Sponsorship 2000/month per boy inclusive of college , boarding & lodging

18) Dongri Children's Home

Government Observation and children’s home for boys and girls

Umerkhadi , Dongri

Mumbai -400009

Tel: 02223775895

Website –x

Other links:

Response on calling: No answer and no other information available on the net.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19)Family Service Center

Eucharistic Congress Building No.3,
5 Convent Street, Colaba
Mumbai 400001
Karmayogini: Ms. Nigama Mascarenhas

Tel:- 22021432 / 22828862
Fax: x
Email: director@fsc.org – Mr Mascarenas

Profile: 52 Year old NGO earlier was under Nirmal Niketan now is Independent .

No of children currently:37 children for adoptions, in the community development centre 100 children

No of children capacity: 10 foster mother’s one child per family but they also co-ordinate with other agencies for Adoptions

No of Adoption Enquires in a year : 92

Registerations : 35

Group Orientations with Prospective Adoptive parents (Sharing the fact with the child,impact of heridity & environment & others) : 5 a year

Search for roots: 6 adoptees

Rehabitilation of Birth mothers : 7 ( specially cases like physcially challnged women found her self pregnant and rejected by family . so counselling her medical support , shelter and gradually vocational training to be independent.)

No: of children: 30 adoptions a year average

Profile of children: only foster care as in no boarding & lodging

Services provided : Adoption, foster care, sponsorship, community development – health & education (reproductive & child health, non formal education (6-18) ( day care centres , vocational training , study classes , (Ward A & B) -100 children in all .

They also network with CWC : To prevent institutionalisation and promote family based alternatives .

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: 1 volunteer in Ward to Teach English

Services needed: No

Material Needed: Educational aids in English: toys / alphabets / charts /Grammar in English .

Donations Needed: 3600 per year per child (education fees)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------20)Fr. Agnel Ashram
P.O. Box 6656
Mumbai 400050
Karmayogi: Fr. Superior

Tel.: 26423841 / 42/ 27661924
Fax: 26516831
Email: agnelt@bom2.vsnl.net.in
Website: agnel.org/organization.html, http://www.frcrce.ac.in/
Profile: orphanage for boys aged 10-18; about 76 kids;
branch in Navi Mumbai, Pune, Goa, and Delhi also

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply

21) Handmaids of the Blessed Trinity Orphanage
Madi Naka
Vasai W
Tel: 95250-2327068
Fax: x
e-mail: x
Profile: x
Website: x
notes: orphanage for children 2-12 years; 35 boys; 65 girls / small orphanage here, big one at Vasai, small one at Bhayander

Response on calling: No answer and no other information available on the net.


22)IAPA - Indian Association For Promotion Of Adoption & Child Welfare
Flat No. 7 Kanara Coop Hsg. Soc.
Mogul Lane, Matunga(W)
Mumbai 400016
Karmayogini: Mrs. Kaumudi Telang; Mrs. Hansa Apparao

Tel: 24307076 / 23885981 / 23894106
Fax: 24374938
Email: iapa@vsnl.net ; Iapakhetwadi@vsnl.net

Website : http://iapacw.org/home.aspx

No of children currently: 8

No of children capacity: 15

Adoption Facilitation : Yes

Adoptions facilitated : 15 a year

Profile of children: Foster care model.: They have 8 foster care parents who take of the child till the child is adopted.

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: For adoption awareness week in November

Services needed : None for now

Material Needed: None for now

Donations Needed : Yes various proposals are available do call them on the above number or visit: http://iapacw.org/donations.aspx
23)Isha Prem Convent-
near St. Francis Xavier Church
Kanjurmarg (E)
Mumbai 400 042
Karmayogini: Sr. Vanita

Tel.: 25783366
Fax: x
Email: x
Profile: x
Website: x

No of children currently: 15 children

No of children capacity: 15 children

Profile of children: Underprivileged girls aged above 6

Adoption Facilitation: No

Services provided: Education, Boarding, Lodging

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: No

Services needed : No

Material Needed: No

Donations Needed : Pls call 25783366 they will tell you the requirement at that moment .

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24)JANANI ASHISH CHARITABLE TRUST
Plot P/37 MIDC Residential Zone
Opp. Dombivali Gymkhana
Dombivali (East)
Dist. Thane 421203

Tel : 95251-455879/437037
Response on calling: No answer and no other information available on the net.

25) Our Lady Home
205, Dr. Ambedkar Road,
Mumbai 400014
Karmayogi: Fr. Saby Correa (Director)
Tel: 24148138
Fax: x
Email: olhome@bom3.vsnl.net.in

Website: http://www.ourladyshome.com/contactus.htm
Profile: 48 Years old NGO

No of children currently: 160 boys

No of children capacity: 160 boys

No: of children till date nurtured : 1620 boys

Profile of children: 160 boys ranging from 5 years to 18 years of age

Adoption Facilitation : No

Services provided : English Medium School , Extra Curricular Activities , Overall Personality Development. Copy of their 2006-2007 annual report : http://www.ourladyshome.com/report0607.htm

Help Required :

Volunteers needed:

Services needed :

Material Needed: Donations Needed : You can bring a smile on the Boys faces by sponsoring the following: Sponsoring a meal on occasions like Birthday, Anniversaries or any other occasions Breakfast :1200/- Tea : 600/- Meal (Veg) : 4500/- Meal (Non - Veg.) : 6200/-

For other Sponsorship Options to Our Lady Home do see :http://www.ourladyshome.com/sponsorship.htm


26)Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage

7 K M Munshi Road, Chowpatty
Opp Bhartiya Vidya Mandir,
Mumbai 400007
Karmayogi: Madhukar Sali

Tel.: 23697228
Fax: 23677941
Email: x
Website: x

Karmayogi : Param push prabhu

Profile : No of children currently: 45

No of children capacity: Variable

Profile of children: Managed by Bombay Prarthana Samaj; since 100 years,
orphanage for boys aged 8-16.

Adoption Facilitation: no

Services provided: food, cloth, health, education till tenth standards

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: Not yet

Services needed : Not yet

Material Needed: Not now

Donations Needed : depending on requirement can call on the above number and find out what is their present need and accordingly donate .

27)Ma Niketan
Opp. Devidayal Cables
2nd Pokhran Road
Mumbai 400 601
Karmayogini: Sr. Barbara

Tel.: 25341773
Fax: 25336099
Email: maniketan@vsnl.net / maniketan@maniketan.org

Website : http://www.maniketan.org/

Other Links : www.vri.dhamma.org/archives/dsniketanrpt.html

Profile: No of children currently: 330 girls

No of children capacity: 330 girls

Profile of children: 4-24 yrs - Underprivileged girls .

Adoption Facilitation: No

Services provided : Education at other schools , Boarding & Lodging ,Overall development & also Vocational Training to children after 18 .

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: Teachers for tuition schools (Maths & Science) ( 8th, 9th 10th ) Marathi & English Medium

Services needed : not yet

Material Needed: not yet

Donations Needed : 650 per month school fees sponsorship for one girl in English medium . Pls contact on the above number for other requirements or do see the website.


28) Missionaries Of Charity- Doesn’t want to be listed on any website
Church Road
Vile Parle (W)
Mumbai 400056
Karmayogini: Sr. Beryl

Tel: 26184068
Fax: x
Email: x
Profile: x

Website: x
notes: orphanage 0 - 6 years, 75 children; of
Mother Teresa (winner of Nobel Peace Prize);
Links on Mother Teresa: ;

Response on calling : Apprehensive to share information as they prefer being low profile.


29)NAAF - National Association of Adoptive Families
Room No. 7, 1st Floor,
Sanyas Ashram Municipal School,
Vithalbai Road, Vile Parle (West),
Mumbai - 400 056.
Karmayogi: Gaurang Mehta (4pm)

Tel: 2670 3838
Mobile: 9820284725
Fax: x
Email: naaf@rediffmail.com
Profile: Helpline service / Free pre and post adoption counselling

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply


C/o. Community Development Centre
Lutheran Centre
Marve Road
Malald - West
Mumbai - 400 064
Karmayogi: Rev. Alfred

Fax: x
Email: x
Profile: x
Website: x
notes: since 1993, night shelter camps for boys

Response on calling: No answer and no other information available on the net.

31)Regina Pacis
Vincenta Maria Children’s Home, Regina Pacis
Opp. Byculla Police Station,
Seth Motishah Lane, Byculla,
Mumbai - 400 027
Ph: 23725311
Karmayogini: Sr. Fernandes

Tel. 23725311 / 23733275
Fax: x
Email: fernandes_Margaret@hotmail.com / cal@theworldnow.com
Website: http://theworldnow.com/cal/school.htm

Profile: Estd. 1951
No of children currently: 200 Girls between 7 to 20 years of age.

No of children capacity: 200

Profile of children: girls of 5 to 20 years of age. It was established to look after the children of working women's from the slums and chawls at villa Vicenta near the Cathedral of Bombay.

Adoption Facilitation : No

Services provided : Regina Pacis today is comprised of (1) the Vincenta Maria Home which provides a home for almost 200 girls, called "boarders," ages seven to twenty+, where they can be loved and cared for and helped to grow up as contributing and proud citizens, (2) accredited Day Primary School and Secondary High School for the children in the Vincenta Maria Home as well as for several hundred other children in the community, (3) accredited Night School which caters to girls needing special attention in their grade and girls working by day such as in factories or as domestic workers, and (4) Hostel providing clean and structured housing for working young women struggling to make ends meet.

Help Required :
Volunteers needed: No
Services needed : No
Material Needed: No
Donations Needed : Details of Donation : http://theworldnow.com/cal/donation.htm
For more details contact 23725311 / 23733275 or email cal@theworldnow.com

32) Sadak Chap night shelters
Fax: x
Email: sparc1@vsnl.com

Website: http://www.sadakchaap.org/
Profile: No of children currently : about 300 boys in several places. The night shelter in Churchgate has 70-150, Byculla has 30-45, Mulund has 8-15 and 3-4 older street boys each. The numbers are tentative because that is the real situation the children decide if they want to come, they choose where to stay and each night shelter has a "character" emerging. So all boys who want to go to regular school live in Mulund, those who want to hang around occasionally go to Dadar, those who want to become like NSDF and Mahila Milan live in Byculla, and others who are all or any in Churchgate.

Capacity: 300

Adoptions Facilitated: None

Services Provided: Boarding , Counselling , Health services , Education

There are many problems and difficulties which accompany each of the achievements:
a. The very character of street children demands an organisational ability to survive their idiosyncrasies which are often destructive to themselves and to others? its hard to balance care and responsibility with making sure they come to no harm
b. Real relationships take time, and forging relationships between NSDF and Mahila Milan and Street children has taken a decade since 1988? and its hard to judge it.
c. NGOs and others who work with street children have a more institutional strategy to deal with them and that is always running counter to what the Sadak chaaps want.
d. The need to get the state to accept this process is very problematic and while its very welcomed it cannot be accommodated in the existing schemes

There are lessons at many levels:
a. Street children will continue to come to cities and a wide range of options needs to be made available to them. They need to decide at their own pace whether they want those options.
b. project cycles cannot show major transformations as lives of children change decadally and not in a year or two.
c. As project managers we have to look at scale and multiplier effects but the creating of role models and options and rituals are vital in the initial phases and these are not cost effective until they are looked with a decadal perspective.
d. Non institutional arrangements are very difficult to create and sustain and there needs to be greater understanding of what they mean among donors and policy makers who often want fast results.
e. The concept of street children has a great fund raising appeal and a public campaign can often overtake the process

Help Required:

Volunteers & Services Needed: No
Materials Needed: No

Donations / Support: Support Required: Sadak Chap is participating in a vibrant and innovative process in which they assist as support and strengthen what young people are trying to do through the federation. their lives and their evolution is the manifestation of this journey.
In the next part of this journey they look for those who seek to strengthen and support this journey as a process. not partners who force us to look at projects and deliver goods and services.

They will design a strategy for the next three years starting from where they are, and they will try and assist all those who want to help them achieve to understand this better and feel enthused by it.


33) Shejar Chhaya

Deodal Kaman P.O.
Taluka Vasai
Dist. Thane - 401202
Karmayogis: Fr. Gonzalves, Sr. Carmal

Tel.: 9520-22210212 / 401202, 70/2000
Fax: x
Email: shejar@bom7.vsnl.net.in
Profile: x
Website: x
notes: adoption agency

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply


34)Shelter Don Bosco
Opp St Joseph's High School
Mumbai 400031

Tel: 24150562
Fax: 26436517
Email: ifcu@vsnl.net /shelterrd@yahoo.co.in

Profile: notes: since 1987, orphanage for boys below 14 years,
open-house for street children, vocational training

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply


35)Shraddhanand Mahila Ashram-

Shraddhanand Road, Matunga, Mumbai - 400 018

Ph: 24012552/24010715
Karmayogini: Nandini Shetty
Tel: 24012552 / 24010715
Fax: x
Email: hwws@vsnl.net

No of children currently : 40 Boys upto age of 6 years & 70 Girls upto 25 years.

Capacity -150

Number of Children Yearly : On an average about 200 new orphans are admitted per year in this institution .

Profile of Children : Admissions are given to the girls sent by the Juvenile court and also to the orphans directly referred to the Ashram. Boys over 6 years are transfer to other orphanages.Shelter is given to all women and children in dire need of the same.

More details on Shraddhanand Mahila Ashram : Mortality of orphans admitted there was phenomenally high.In the International year of the Child 1979, they developed a Special Care Centre for Orphans in the form of a Mini Primary Care Hospital and trained the inmates to work as Nursing aides. This simple model resulted into bringing down the mortality amongst orphans from 80 % to less than 5 % in 10 years from 1979 to 1989. Currently the mortality is less than 1%. He has been looking after the orphans and abandoned kids for last 30 years in this orphanage. On an average about 200 new orphans are admitted per year in this institution.

The model of orphan survival through primary health care strategy at the orphanage with minimum inputs and rehabilitation of babies through adoption, education, vocation, marriage have been appreciated through the State and National Awards

This organisation is now about 80 years old and the case study of this organisation makes a very interesting humane and educative experience.

Services Offered: Education, Boarding , Lodging.

other links:

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: No

Services needed : No

Material Needed: No

Donations Needed : Pls call and find out the requirements at that time.

36) Shree Manav Seva Sangh -

255 / 257
Opp. Gandhi Market
Next to king circle railway station
Sion (W)
Mumbai 400 022
Karmayogin: Chandrika Ben,

Tel.: 2407 1553 / 2409 2266-ext 22 /24077350 Ex -27
Fax: x

Number of children Currently : 14 Boys upto 6 years & 191 Girls upto 20 years of age

Website: x

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply

254 Nepali House, Gr. floor
Walkeshwar Road
Mumbai 400 006
Karmayogini: Mrs. Anaxi Shah; Mrs. Bharti Sanghvi , Mrs D souza

Tel: 23682219
Fax: 23638678
Email: smileorg@yahoo.com
Website: www.smile-ngo.org

Smile mainily has three Projects
Udaan – Children Education of the community
Uttarksh : Women Development
Umang Senior Citizens

Udaan project : education for children from 6-15 years & then vocational training classes

Number of Children currently 71 children (6-18) 20 children : Balwadi

From Inception catered to 3500 children .

Adoption Facilitation : No

Services provided : Project Udaan was initiated in the year 1997 to provide the street children with a platform for better living. from areas such as Charni Road, Marine Lines, Babulnath Chowpatty and so on. Udaan’s main objective is to bring these children from street to school. The day care Centre functions from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm on a regular basis. The rehabilitation process involves prayers, yoga, non-formal education, medical aid, nutrition, recreation, art, craft, spiritual education, moral education, general awareness, educational workshops, festival celebrations and counseling. SMILE also ensures admission for these children in Municipal schools. Children attending school receive help with their academics at the Centre and the project team constantly encourages and motivates them to progress towards a bright future. Those performing well are shifted to private/Govt. grant schools where the standard of education is higher. Children excelling in a particular field receive expert training. In addition, professional Dance class, Tuition class, Painting class is conducted for these children to well equip them for future growth.


Udaan project at Babulnath:

1. SMILE started with two children in the year 1997. In a span of only eight years reaches out to more than thousand children.

2. Over a period of years we have succeeded in moulding the children by – educating them, developing their personality, training them and giving them stage exposure. There is tremendous change in the attitude and personality of the children and they have developed leadership qualities.

3. Tuition class project is very successful. The children have improved considerably in their results, study patterns, concentration levels and discipline. The parents too are taking keen interest in the education of their children as a result of frequent child parent workshops.

4. We have developed a good rapport with the management and the children of BKM High School. The support from them is very good. The parents too are very cooperative. We have extended our efforts to this school by working extensively with the 10th std. students in addition to the children from the SMILE Sponsorship Project.

5. We would also like to mention that we have been very successful in developing the personality of one of our special child Rajesh Varatia with speech and hearing impediment. With SMILE’s intervention in terms of arranging for speech therapist, follow up, etc. has started communicating verbally without using sign language.

6. He has become very independent, travels by himself, gives performances and is improving academically too. He has won several certificates in school. He gave his ‘manjira’ performance at the Christmas celebration at Oxford Book Store, Churchgate. We are very happy with his progress.

7. Successfully institutionalized orphan children.

8. Successfully repatriated migrant children back to their village.

9. Admitted children in school.

10. Shifted children from Municipal schools to Private / Govt. grant schools.

11. Constant working with the parents have made them more co-operative now as compared to the initial years.

Help Required :
Volunteers Needed : No
Service Needed : No
Materials Needed : No
Donations Need : $125 or Rs. 5000 for sponsoring a child for a year.
$300 for providing one year's food supply to a needy family.
In order to donate in USD through a Paypal account please email smileorg@yahoo.com

other links: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1363839793.cms


38) Special Observation Home
Sion-Trombay Road,
Deonar, Mumbai
Karmayogi: Neeru Sharma

Tel: 2556 5286
Fax: x
Email: surami@vsnl.net
Profile: x

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------39)St. Anthony's Home
J. Boman Behram Marg
Opp. Maharashtra College
Near Alexandra Cinema
Mumbai - 400058
Karmayogini: Sr. Rane

Tel:- 23075604
Fax: x
Email: x

Website: x

Profile: Boarding School for Underprivileged children at a subsided rate from KG – std 10

No of children currently – 100

Services offered : Boarding , Lodging & Education at a subsided and they do help in arranging sponsors.

Help Required

Volunteers needed: No

Services needed : No

Material Needed: No

Donations Needed : Sponsorships in Cheque/ Kind (Snacks, Bags, Stationery)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------40) St. Catherine's Home
Veera Desai Road
Andheri (W)
Mumbai - 400058
Karmayogi: Mr. Udaya

Tel:- 26762312, 26766906
Fax: x
Email: stcath@bol.net.in

Profile: The Home is committed to the care and service of the girl-child helping her live with dignity and freedom. It also takes care of unmarried mothers and helps in their

Rehabilitation. Orphanage for girl’s up to 10th standard; 320 girls;
adoption agency; hostel for unwed mothers.

Website: x

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply


41) St. Dominic Savio Boys Home
Mahakali Caves
Andheri (E)
Mumbai - 400093Tel:- 28321122
Fax: x
Email: dominicsavioandheri@gmail.com
Profile: x

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply


42) St. Francis D'Assisi Orphanage-
Mount Poinsur
S.V.P. Road
Borivli (W)
Mumbai 400 103
Karmayogi: Bro. Tom Melchior

Tel:- 28953696
Fax: x
Email: sfitlib@vsnl.com
Profile: Since 1908

Response on Caling : Apprehensive to share data and prefer to be low profile.


43)St. Stanislaw's Orphanage, Bandra
The Shelter
61, Clare Road,
Mumbai 400 008
Karmayogini: Mrs Bardey

Tel:- 23072381
Fax: x
Email: x
Profile: : girl's orphanage with 39 girls
Website: x

Response on calling: Email us the details you require we will reply. But no reply


44) Vatsalya foundation
Anand Niketan
King George V Memorial
Dr. E. Moses Road
Mahalaxmi (W)
Mumbai 400 011
Karmayogi: Ms. Swati Mukherjee

Tel:- 24962115
Fax: 24912352
Email: vatsalyafdn@vsnl.com / vatsalyafoundation@gmail.com

Website: http://www.thevatsalyafoundation.org/


No of children currently: 50

No of children capacity: 50

Profile of children: shelter. Education .6-18 years since 1982; orphanage for street boys

Adoption Facilitation : no

Services provided :


Education covers the following areas:

Formal School
Non-formal School
Educational Visits

Holistic Programmes

Centre level programmes like 26th Jan, 15th Aug, Anti Drug Day, Diwali Celebrations, Id Celebrations etc
Organization level Programmes like Birthday Party, Bal Natya Utsav, Anand Mela, Raksha Bandhan, Literacy Day, Sneh Milan, Sports Day.
Advocacy Programmes like Anti Child Labour Day, Anti Drug Day, Other Programmes and Street Plays

Health and Hygiene

Special Case Treatments

Rehabilitation and Repatriation

Repatriation back to the family
Group Homes
Self Employment

Vocational and Skill Training

Programmes covers the following areas – Balkruti (Child creation):

Block Printing
Glass Painting
Clay Modelling
Greeting Cards
Flowers & Necklaces
Gardening (Manmohi)
Other Balkruti Training

Shelter Child Maintenance

Kitchen – Food expenses
Child Maintenance – Clothes, Washing, Stiching, Footwear etc .

Documentation and Research

Documentation of Monthly, Annual Reports and Other Child related Issues
Publications on Vulnerable Children and their Rights
Publications on Work Intervention regarding Vulnerable Children

For more details : http://www.thevatsalyafoundation.org/

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: No

Services needed: No

Material Needed: No

Donations Needed:


Plot 1285
Near Kanjurmarg Police Station
Kanjurmarg (E)
Mumbai 400042
Karmayogini: Mrs. Sanjivani Raikar

Tel.: 25782958 / 25794798
Fax: 25784820
Email: vatsalyatrustmumbai@vsnl.net ,

Website: http://www.vatsalyatrust.org/


No of children currently: 60

No of children capacity: 100

Profile of children: 0-10 years

Adoption Facilitation : Yes

No of children since inception : 822

Services provided : Adoption and Institutional care till adoption & Periodically pre & post adoption counseling sessions for the adoptive parents are organized by Vatsalya Trust. Annual get-together of adoptive families, donors and well-wishers is also a regular feature.

Help Required :

Volunteers needed: No

Services needed : No

Material Needed: No

Donations Needed :

Ways to help Adoption Cell

Corpus Fund : Donate Rs.5000/- or more on the occasion of birthday of a family member or in the memory of a departed member. Only the interest on the donation is used for milk or food for the children on the specific day & is kept inforced.
Financial Adoption Scheme: Donate Rs. 3600/- lump sum for one year or in installments of say Rs. 300/-per month for 12 months. The proceeds are used for the milk to the orphans in the Trust.
Diwali Bhet coupons : Every year during Diwali Festival coupons of Rs. 10/-, Rs. 20/-,Rs.50/- and Rs.100/- denominations are printed. Our well wishers and volunteerswho collect the amounts through their personal contacts in various fields. Many of the schools are collecting fund under this scheme, through their students during Diwali Festival. You can also volunteer to raise funds by offering such coupons to your associates.We also need to support for children with special needs. We would appreciate if people come forward to support medical expenses for treatments for Thalessemia, Mentally challenged, Visual impaired children


Sector 2, Plot 11
Navi Mumbai
Tel: 27617390

Profile :

It was in June 1999 that the three storeyed building of ?Vatsalya? came-up in Navi-Mumbai at Sanpada.? The following activities are being conducted in this project.

Here currently, 61 girls in the age group of 4 to 16 years are provided shelter, nourishment, medical care and all educational and developmental facilities. They are either destitute girls or those coming from economically weaker sections of the society. Emphasis is on education and personality development in such a way that when they go back to the family they will feel more confident and self-reliant.? During the year, several events, competitions, discussions sessions etc. are innovatively scheduled to ensure all round development of these girls. Providing higher education to those who show the necessary talent and vocational training courses to others who have no inclination for higher formal education is the general policy guideline.

Vocational courses: Trust also conducts vocational courses like tailoring, fashion designing, beautician, mehendi on regular basis.? These vocational courses are open for girls in Balikashram as well as to women from weaker sections in society

Volunteers needed

Ways to help Balikashram, Sanpada Project

Meals for children : Any donor can pay Rs.3500/- in memory of some of their family members or for birthday on a particular day. Meals as per donor?s desire can be served to girls and senior citizens in Vanaprasthashram.

Milk Scheme : Donors can pay Rs.200/- per day, so that the milk can be served to the children in Balikashram.

Education Adoption : Donors can pay Rs. 4 to 5 Thousand per year, or in installments, with a view to bear the educational expenditure of one girl student in Balikashram.

Financial Adoption : on payment of Rs. 18000/- per year one can bear the expenditure of one of the girls in Balikashram, for her entire education, health and meals etc.

Balika Dattak Yojana : An amount of Rs.15000/- is paid by the donor and is invested in fixed deposit, earmarked for the girls. This amount is made available to that girl, if she completes her studies, and starts some service or in case if she desires, the amount can be utilized for her higher studies, and if this is also not possible, the said amount may be used for her marriage in lump sum


47) Vinimay Trust
Tarun Sadan (Hostel)
Plot 21, Sector 23
Navi Mumbai 400709

Tel: 91 22 27540070 /
Email: vinimay@vsnl.com /
Profile: since 1982, volunteer run; organises tutorial classes and play centres for other orgs e.g. Chembur Children's Home and Bal Kalyan Nagri; organises jobs for orphans above 18 years; also runs hostel with 30 orphans

Engaged in the uplift of underprivileged children and youth in Child Welfare Institutions (CWIs). Scholarships, tutorial assistance, medical care (in special cases), personality development and social exposure are some of the trust’s child welfare programs conducted by the Vinimay Trust.

The trust also conducts targeted programs for the youth who leave the CWIs around the age of 18 years, helping them with job placements, personal finances etc

Website: www.vinimaytrust.org