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Aadhaar
Registration No: Application in process
Slogan: Helpline for the distressed, depressed and suicidal

About Us: About Aadhaar

Aadhaar has been started with the sole purpose of ultimately providing the following services -

Immediate Goals

a. Listening Service for the Depressed, Distressed or Suicidal Caller
b. Consultancy and Training to other similar NGO's / Helplines
c. Act as volunteer recruiting agency for other NGO's / Helplines
d. Regular seminars / talks / newsletters on mental health issues

Long Term Goals

e. Specialized Focused Listening Service for groups such as -
    1. Senior Citizens
    2. Teenagers
    3. Alcoholics
    4. Substance Abuse
    5. Medi Care
f. Crisis Intervention Services by associating with emergency services groups like police, fire brigade and ambulance services
g. Associate with hospitals, schools and colleges
h. Work towards creating a Shelter for Senior Citizens
 
 
Vision: We want Mumbai to be a mentall health aware city which cares for citizens who are undergoing distress, depression or suicidal thoughts.

Mission: We hope to achieve our mission through help from like minded Volunteers and Philantropists willing to support our cause

Services: Listening Services for the Distressed, Depressed and Suicidal Caller

Impact:

History: Aadhaar has been started in August 2005. The promoters are volunteers of long standing from a similar listening service which runs in the city of Mumbai. Aadhaar has a vision that goes beyond the scope of simply providing Listening Services which other such Helplines provide. Aadhaar hopes to ultimately provide various types of support systems required for any kind of caller with mental health issues or simple distress or depression. This was the raison d'etre for starting Aadhaar.

Projects/Achievements:

What is it that you exactly do for a beneficiary?: We allow the caller to vent their feelings which hey may be finding difficult to do with their family or friends. We listen, we care, we understand. And we try to assist the caller in understanding their situation and what best they can do to help themselves

How can you work with others? : We can talk to each of these organizations about the importance of mental health in schols, workplace and at home. We can also talk of the importance of support systems that can be set up with our assistance in workplaces, schools and colleges.
  
If they want to visit you?:

Weekend or evening activities
which families can attend and be sensitized?:
Can you give a talk of 15-20 minutes to a Rotary Club:
 
Financials:
-Yearly Budget.: Rs Approx Rs. 12,00,000/-
-Revenue Sources: Donors and Philantropists
-Corporates can adopt us at a yearly sponsorship of Rs. Yes. Approx Rs. 12,00,000/-

Organization:
-full time:
-part time:
-volunteers:

Help Needed:
-Volunteers : yes 
-Donations-in-kind: yes
-Services needed: yes
-Advisors / Mentors needed: yes
-Jobs available: no
-Donation possibilities: Sponsors for phone expenses, travelling expenses and any other

Contact Details:
Aadhaar
 
Phone: 98200-86997
Karmayogi: Zoeb Kamdar
cell: 98200-86997,
email personal: zkamdar@hotmail.com

Trustees: Mr. Kapil Thakker
Ms. Margaret Sridhar
Mr. Yatin Nadkarni
Mr. Zoeb Kamdar

A Vision takes shape

The city of Mumbai has a fair number of Helplines dedicated to definite issues ranging from

Suicide, Depression & Distress
Teenagers
HIV/Aids
Thallassemia
Cancer

These Helplines are usually very well equipped with Volunteers and Professional Staff to handle the medical aspects of care.

They lack the expertise and infrastructure to deal with the mental trauma and distress of the patients and their immediate family members.

All of these Helplines are dependent on the services provided by Volunteers who are willing to give of their time to these organizations free of cost. The motivation of these volunteers stems from their need to do something socially relevant and therefore enrich their own lives while helping those in need. Needless to say that volunteer retention is an issue that most helplines grapple with unsuccessfully. Changing volunteer priorities and often, geographical job movements ensure that the Helplines are in a permanent need of volunteers,  training and refreshers.

 Aadhaar came into existence after looking at these and other related aspects of NGOs and Helplines. Aadhaar will function as an independent Helpline and also provide its expertise and services to NGOs and other helplines in need of such services.

Our Vision


                
Provide a Free Non Judgemental Listening and Befriending Service for the Depressed, Distressed or Suicidal Caller
                
Consultancy and Training to other similar NGOs / Helplines
                
Act as volunteer recruiting agency for other NGOs / Helplines
                
Hold Regular seminars / talks / newsletters on mental health issues
                
Create Free Focused Listening Service for groups such as
           
a.  Senior Citizens
           
b.  Teenagers
           
c. Alcoholics
           
d. Substance Abuse
           
e. Medi Care


                
Plan Crisis Intervention Services by associating with emergency services groups like police, fire brigade and ambulance services
                
Associate with hospitals, schools and colleges to provide listening and be-friending services
                
Work towards creating a Shelter for Senior Citizens

 Non Judgemental Understanding, Care and Support  

The Core Team Expertise  

Befriending the Depressed, Distressed and Suicidal
Recruitment of volunteers
Training of volunteers
Project Planning and Execution
Day to day Helpline operations
Administrative and HR Skills
Publicity
Fund-raising
Liaison and synchronization with other organizations