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The NGOs below are involved with the physically-challenged. The mobility impairment could be due to polio, paralysis, accident, amputation, birth defect, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, stroke or spina bifida. 
Many NGOs provide counselling, early intervention, adaptive training, living skills training, vocational training, economic rehabilitation, social integration, aids & appliances.

43 Organisations for the Physically  Challenged in Mumbai

Notes: It is an action group that provides a common platform to highlight the problems faced by persons with disability, share personal experiences and provide practical solutions. Also believes that both disabled and non disabled can and should work together.

All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR)  
Haji Ali Park
Keshavrao khadye Marg
(Opp. Willingdon Sports Club)
Mumbai  400034
Karmayogi: Ms. Jyothi, Officer 
Tel: 24964331/32/40/41
Notes: Established in 1955, It is a government sponsored institute under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which operates as a  treatment, training, research centre in the field of rehabilitation of the physically handicapped. Provides medical rehabilitation, physiotherapy, electrotherapy, occupational therapy, in patients and out patient facilities include orthopaedic appliances, vocational training and guidance.
Also see:

Apang Maitree 

2/21 Devendu Society
Mith Bandar Road 
Thane (E) - 400603 
Karmayogi: Mr. Chandrakant Kalvint, Secretary 
Tel:  25328288
Notes: Residence and office.

Apang Maitree 
Gala no. 9 
Kavi Keshavsut flyover 
(Near Darbar hotel)
Dadar (w)
Mumbai 400028
Karmayogi: Mr. Chandrakant Kalvint, Secretary 
Tel: 24389156
Notes: Established 1977, by and for disabled, working for hearing, mentally, visually, multiple  orthopaedically handicapped, covering medical, education, economic, resources sectors. Also holds camps. 

Behind Austin Gracious Office
Marve Road
Malad (W)
Mumbai - 400095
Karmayogi: Mr. Diwan Shah
Tel: 28896562 / 28807562 / 28818406 
Notes: Established in 2002. Aim is to install and develop self confidence among the disabled and to remove doubt in their own capabilities so that they can become self employed, self dependent, self respected, and live a normal life. Mr. Diwan Shah is 60% disabled. 

Astitva Prahladrai Kagzi Institute For Handicapped
Plot No. 8, M.I.D.C. Phase 1
Kalyan Road
Dombivli (E)
Thane 421203
Karmayogi: Ms. Radika Gupta, Principal
Tel: 22471358
Notes: Established in 1983, 73 students (47 boys and 26 girls) age 4 -18 yrs. Working for physical, mentally handicapped children and hearing impaired. Teaching and training through modern aids, rehabilitation.

Cheshire Home
Bethlehem House
Mahakali Road
(Opp. Canossa Convent)
Andheri (E)
Mumbai 400093 
Karmayogi: Sr. Pushpa, Sister in Charge
                Mr. Kirpalani, Secretary 
Tel: 28324515 
Notes:The home provides permanent shelter and care for poor or low income men permanent physical disability. It was started after World War II for the disabled Ex-Service men. capacity for 850 persons. Services include caring & rehabilitation. 

Community Outreach Programme (CORP)
Methodist Centre 
21 YMCA Road 
Mumbai - 400008 
Karmayogi : Ms. Rosamma George, Bishop Sampath Kumar
Tel: 23086789
Fax : 23073406
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Notes: Registered in 1977, CORP focuses on serving the poor and the underprivileged of urban and rural communities through integrated development programmes. It aims to stimulate self-reliance and self  -development in these people through promotion of education, awareness, health and income generation programmes. It also organises various programmes for children. These programmes and services include creches, day care centres, pre-school and non-formal education and sponsorship programmes. CORP also runs a centre for the handicapped and caters to the educational and medical needs of the deaf and orthopeadically handicapped. 

Fellowship of the Physically Handicapped (FPH) 
F. P. H. Building 
Lala Lajpatrai Marg
Haji Ali 
Mumbai - 400034 
Karmayogi: Ms. Sudha Pandit, Executive Secretary 
Tel: 24938476, 24938490 
Fax: 24963968
Notes: FPH provides vocational training to 150 to 200 orthopaedically handicapped 18 - 40 years in tailoring, printing, carpentry, machine shop and computers. Also provides free mid day meals. Also make products for sales.  

Friends Circle Charai
Chintamanis Communication Centre
Old Bombay Road
Opp. Dagadi School
Thane 400601
Karmayogi: Mr. Sanjay Gholap
Tel: 25366533
Category: Medical
Notes: Helps orthopaedic patients with medicines and equipments free of charge. Collects left over medicines and distributes among adivasies through the panel of doctors and nurses.

Handicap Welfare Association
G-1 saipooja Plot 52
Sector 14 
Navi Mumbai 400703
Karmayogi: Mr. Ravi Subbaiah, President - 9820043899
Email :
Tel: 27652981
Notes: Handicap Welfare Association is a Non profitable organisation for the disabled by the disabled. It is fully committed for the development, upliftment and welfare of all disabled people in and around Navi Mumbai, Panvel & Raigad. It focus in providing finances for disabled persons to start small business, providing employment, giving guidance and imparting knowledge about various schemes of the State & Central governments for the disabled & physically challenged persons. There are about 500 members in our association all from Navi Mumbai, Panvel & Raigad. Provide rehabilitation & development of all disabled , persons in Navi Mumbai. 

Indian Society For The Rehabilitation Of Handicapped 
Urveshi bldg. Flat no 602
off sayani rd.
Mumbai 400025
Karmayogi:  Dr. W.G. Ramarao
                Dr. Tara Ramarao
Tel: 2430 6883

Lok Seva Sangam
D/1 Evarard Nagar
Sion - Chembur Highway
Mumbai - 400022
Karmayogi: Ms. Carlo Torriani
Tel: 24070718
Email: ,

Marathi Mission Nagpada Neighbourhood House 
Sophia Zuber Road
Mumbai - 400008
Karmayogi: Ms. Mrinalini Sathe, Assistant Director 
Tel: 23072571
Notes: Is a community welfare centre, provide health, education, social and economic welfare, recreational services and cultural activities. Also help the child in its total physical, mental and social, intellectual development, empowers women and the family in becoming self sufficient and independent in life, makes them aware of their rights in society, for child welfare, development, disability, education, food and nutrition, health, intellectual property, minorities, poverty, sanitation, urban development, water, women's issues. 

Mind's College of Education Research Society for the Care Treatment and Training of Children in Need of Social Care
Sewri Hills
Sewri Road
Tel: 24704340
Fax: 24702285

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Association (MFPA)
Maker Bhavan No. 1 2nd Floor
1 New Marine Lines
Mumbai 400020
Karmayogi: Mr. Felix Wiesinger 
                Mr. Girish Kabra
Tel: 2262666/ 77 /88/ 99
Fax: 22616611
Notes: Contact artists who have lost the use of their hands through accident or illness and who paint with the brush held in the mouth or in the toes; or people who, having been born or become disabled, wish to learn to paint and support themselves through the sale of their work. Makes greetings cards, calendars and other artworks.

Mutually Beneficial Activities Foundation (MBA)
Gods' Heavens Bldg.
Crystal Palace Complex
Mumbai 400076
Karmayogi: Mr. C R Balasubramanian, Chairman 
Tel: 28576972 / 9322838879 
Fax: 28574456  
Notes: Established in December 2001, provides life care for the disabled persons through employment. Activities like assessment, occupation, counselling for parents and beneficiaries, therapy - speech, physio, group, occupational, value adding, relaxation activities and care services; Day care & residential care - both personal & hygiene, for persons with different disabilities like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, hyperactivity, dyslexia, multiple disabilities, visually impaired, mentally challenged.

Muscular Dystrophy Society 
'Ratnakar' 2nd Floor, Block 5 
Narayan Dabholkar Road
Malabar Hill 
Mumbai 400006 
Karmayogi: Dr. Khadilkar - Bombay Hospital
                Dr. Anil Desai - Jaslok Hospital
                Ms. Bharati Chhabria
Tel:  22090227, 22067676 Extn:359, 24933333, 23753875 
Fax: 23642002 
Notes: Founded in 1973 to give cheer to the afflicted as there is no treatment available. the society has concentrated on improving their life style, increase their ability to stand and walk for more number of years. Muscular dystrophy is an inherited disease. It is characterized by progressive weakness of the muscles which control movement. There are a variety of dystrophies and the inheritance pattern varies with each type. Most of the dystrophies affect young children. the major forms of muscular dystrophy include myotonic, duchenne, becker, limb-girdle, facioscapulohumeral, congenital, oculopharyngeal, distal and emery-dreifuss. 

National Organisation Of Disabled Artists
1/B-Ganesh Park
Bajiprabhu Deshpande Marg
Ambernath (E)
Thane  421501
Karmayogi: Mr. Kishor L. Gohil, Secretary 
Tel: 0251-2600962, 9323701981 
Notes:Established in 2000, Employment generation through live shows by disabled artists, Conducting entertainment programs for the exposure of disabled artists and promote as per their talent, provide medical assistance to needy, as well as their relatives also provide scholarship for learning in the field of arts. 

National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped (NASEOH)
Postal Colony Road,
Mumbai 400071
Karmayogi: Ms. Sudha Balachandra
Tel: 25220224
Fax : 25220225
E-mail : 
Website :   
Notes: Organisation works for all categories of disabilities, providing intervention programmes, integrated education, vocational education and training, placement, advocacy and social awareness, serve disabilities like  amputee, cp/spastic, hearing impaired, leprosy, mentally handicapped, multiply handicapped, orthopedically impaired, visually impaired. services provided advocacy, aids & appliances community based rehabilitation, counseling services, early intervention, job placement, networking, outpatient diagnostic & awareness programs outreach programs in rural areas, parent support group, recreational activities, speech and physiotherapy, vocational training.

Navjeevan Apang Seva Trust
C/o. Mrs. Vidya Agashe
7 Anubhuti Sadan
71 Jai Prakash Nagar
Goregaon (E)
Mumbai 400063
Karmayogi: Trustee

Paraplegic Foundation
P. B. 6794 
T-1 Old Barracks
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital Compound
Mumbai 400022 
Karmayogi: Ms. Sulabha Warde, President
                Dr. P. M Kedia, Vice President 
Tel: 24076381, 256257576 
Notes: For physically, orthopaedically handicapped. Manages sheltered workshop at Sion hospital and provides job placement, accommodation, special aids, recreational programmes, scholarship schemes to paraplegics and their children. Training centre, sheltered workshop, product sales counters; half-way home, also certre at Airoli.

Phonix Trust for Rehabilitaion of Physically Handicapped
C/O Innerwheel Charity Clinic
Gurukrupa Bldg
Near Vishvasjeet Society
Savarkar Path
Thane  400602
Category: Various Disability

Pragati Pratishthan
Jeevan Chaya Ram Maruti Road
Thane - 400602
Karmayogi : Mr. Vasant Patwardhan, Chairman
Tel: 25332169, 25331617
Notes:  Rehabilitation of disabled; development of rural and tribal also training for self-employment, focuses on environment conservation through forestation and watershed development. 
(Not interested to give detail)

Rehabilitation Centre for Paraplegics
C/o. Orthopaedic Section
J. J. Hospital
Main Building IInd Flr.
Byculla (W)
Mumbai 400008
Karmayogi: Mr. Gaikwad, Social Worker
Email: No
Category: Physically Challenged
Note: Uncooperative

Seth Dhurmal Bajaj Orthopaedic Centre and Research Institute
1st floor
(Opp.Tata Memorial Hospital)
Mumbai 400012
Karmayogi: Trustee
Tel:  24140143

Society for  the Education of the Crippled (Child & Adult)
Agripada Municipal School Bldg.
Motlibai Street
Mumbai 400011
Karmayogi: Ms. Roda Khambatta, President
                Ms. Manju K Utamchandani, Sales & Public Relations Manager
Tel.: 23090887
Fax: 23074517
Email: ,
Category: Physically Challenged
Notes: Established 1965, free transport for the students, provide meals, swimming class, medical check-up camps. Having schools in santacruz (W) and sion.

S. E. C. Day School
Maneckji guztar Muncipal school Bldg.
North Avenue
Santacruz (W)
Mumbai 400054 
Karmayogi: Ms. Anjali Mutgal, Principal
Tel: 26462648
Notes: Working in the area of: Physically / Orthopaedically Handicapped, The school has educational programme upto Std.VII in Marathi and Hindi medium. It also provides with subsidised transport, rehabilitation services such as medical consultation, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, counselling services and nutritional programmes. 

S. E. C. Day School
Sector no 3
Kane Nagar
Sion Koliwada
Antop Hill
Mumbai 400022
Karmayogi: Ms. Sureka chafe, Principal
Tel: 24014244, 24032517

S. E. C. Hospital School
Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital
Acharya Donde Marg
Mumbai - 400012
Karmayogi: Principal
Tel: 24129786
Notes: Provides services for long stay patients.

132 Maker Tower B 
Cuffe Parade 
Karmayogi: Mr. Ram Agarwal 
Tel: 22181853 
Fax : 22153291 
E-mail : 
Web Site : 
Notes: Master distributors for India and neighbouring countries for QPointer Hands-Free software for complete access and operation of computers using voice commands by persons with upper limb disability or with ailments & unable to use their hands, fingers to work on computer keyboard or mouse, serve disabilities like multiple handicapped, orthopedically impaired, stroke Provides services for aids & appliances, vocational training.

Smile Train
Notes: Surgical treatment for cleft lips / palates 

S.N.D.T. Women's University
Deptt. of Special Education
Sir Vithaldas Vidyavihar
Juhu Road
Santacruz (W)
Mumbai 400049

Society For Rehabilitation Of Crippled Children
Children Orthopaedic Hospital
Clarke Road
Haji Ali Park
(Opp. Willingdon Sports Club)
Mumbai 400034 
Karmayogi: Trustee
Tel: 24944032, 24920030, 24944226  
Notes: Working for  physically / orthopaedically handicapped; has a special hospital for treatment of children with orthopaedic conditions, and specialises in the management of polio, cerebral palsy and congenital deformities. It also runs a special school and classes for in and outdoor students in english and local languages. 

Special Employment Exchange for the Physically Handicapped 
Govt. Barrack No. 2
Fore Shore Road
Near Mantralaya
Nariman Point
Mumbai - 400021

Special Employment Exchange for the Physically Handicapped 
Muzafarabad Hall
Proctor Road
Grant Road
Mumbai 400007

Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped
Mercanitile Chambers, 3rdFloor
Graham Road
Ballard Estate
Mumbai 400001
 The Special Employment Officer

Spastics Society of India- National Resource Centre for Inclusion
Bandra Reclamation
K.C. Marg
Bandra (W)
Mumbai 400050 
Karmayogi: Ms. Sangeeta Jagtiani, Principal
Tel: 26443666 / 88 / 26430703 / 4
Email: , ,
Notes: Established in 1985, makes products for sales, having informative publication, library of 7000 books, networks with organisations working towards rehabilitation, including the disabled, cancer and leprosy patients, women and substance abusers. Having a resource centre which is open to the public and an enquiry service which is accessible by letter or telephone, education theraphy, advocacy, counselling, information management, research, training, rehabilitation/disability services, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, materials distribution, materials production, resource centre.

Spastics Society of India- National Resource Centre for Inclusion
Near Afghan Church
Upper Colaba Road
Mumbai - 400005
Karmayogi: Ms. Manju Chattreji, Principal
Tel: 22186813, 22150555
Notes: Established in 1972, total 85 students 

Spastics Society of India-The National Job Development Centre
Mumbai 400071
Karmayogi: Ms. Vandana Garware
Tel : 25209413, 25206815
Notes: Established in 1989, provides awareness campaigns, vocational training.

Spastics Society of India-The Sultan Noorani Memorial Kauna Sadan
Dharavi Centre
Karmayogi: Mr. Gulab Sayed
Tel: 2407454
Notes: Established in 1985, over 450 children, provided with callipers, crutches, boots and other facilities.

St. Paul School
205 Dr Ambedkar Road
Dadar (E)
Mumbai 400014
Karmayogi: Principal

Manoranjan Vachanalaya
Dr. Bedekar Hospital
2nd flr. Maharshi Karve Rd.
Thane 400602
Karmayogi: President
Fax: 25331617

The Parents 
4 Madhu Niketan
21 West Avenue
Santa Cruz (W) 
Karmayogi: Dr. H.T Dholakia, President 
Tel: 26484361 
Mobile: 9819964789
Notes: Provide guidelines to the needy, also provides care for mentally handicapped, orthopaedically impaired. Also gives lectures in relevant area.  
Vijay Merchant Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled

''Sunderdham'  B' Wing Flat No.7 Gr. Flr.
Rambaugh Lane
Borivali (W)
Mumbai 400092
Karmayogi: Mr. Ramesh Prabhoo of Shiv Sena
Notes: Provides self employment such as running of telephone booths and fruit stalls and sales jobs. The disabled also work on tailoring orders. About 825 booths have been donated. 

Vijay Merchant, Rehabilitation Centre for the disabled
'A' Wing Mhatre Pen Bldg. 3rd Floor
Senapati Bapat Marg
Dadar (W)  
Mumbai 400028 
Karmayogi: Mr. Ramesh Prabhoo of Shiv Sena
Notes: Provides self employment such as running of telephone booths and fruit stalls and sales jobs. The disabled also work on tailoring orders. About 825 booths have been donated. 
Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for the Physically Handicapped
A. T. I Campus 
V N. Purav Marg
Sion Trombay Rd.
Mumbai 400022
Tel: 25221707

Vissco Rehabilitation Aids Pvt. Ltd.
517 Tulsiani Chambers
Nariman Point
Karmayogi: Mr. Samir Gandhi
Tel: 22049500 / 22840682 / 22852728
Fax: 22029610
Notes: Making rehabilitation aids and hospital furniture. 

Updated on 5-July-2005