2006 Nonprofit-of-the-Month - 'Association for Social Health in
India'. (Maharashtra State Branch)
for Social Health in India" (ASHI), conceived and founded
in 1955, is an institution dedicated " to assist women in
It is a part of the all-India body registered under the Society's
Act No. XXI of 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. The association
was registered on June 27, 1957.
has been established with the aim of rehabilitating women in distress.
It has worked for the benefit of disadvantaged women who are in
need of shelter, protection, medical care, counselling, etc. through
various services that it provides.
One of the unique
projects that the Association for Social Health in India has been
running is a "short-stay home" called, Sukh
Shanti, in Mankhurd, opposite BARC Colony since 1978. This "short-stay
home" provides shelter for a short period of 3 to 9 months
to the distressed women and rehabilitates them to be useful citizens
of the country. During their short stay, they are trained in some
occupation or craft which can give them an opportunity to stand
on their own. They are also given health education (including on
AIDS and HIV) to promote a happy family life. During the period,
April 2005 - March 2006, the total inmates in Sukh Shanti were 177
women and 20 children.
for Distressed Women: Under the Central Social Welfare Board,
ASHI has started a 24-hour Helpline for women called Swadhar
(Tel. no.: 10920) in co-operation with MTNL since 2003. Trained
staff who answer the Helpline network with local NGOs and Govt.
bodies such as the Police to provide timely help to distressed women
One of the long-cherished aims of the Association has been to build
a hostel for low-income women and it ASHI hopes that with the support
of well-fishers, this dream will soon be realised.
To know more about this trust, see www.karmayog.org/images/ashi.pdf
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