SUPPORT's life transforming work in a nutshell
We have a day care center near CST railway station where runaway children gather during the day. During outreach and interaction with children on the streets, the staff motivates the children to change their lifestyle by undergoing a residential rehabilitation program. They are then brought to our residential rehabilitation center, where after a formal residential Detoxification of 21 days, they enter our residential long term program. Children below 15 years old are enrolled into Government schools and given extra academic coaching at the Center to help them complete formal school education. The youth that are rescued from the streets are directly enrolled into SUPPORT's residential vocational training center and given exclusive training in a productive vocation. On completion of training they are placed on jobs and gradually they move out of SUPPORT and into rented apartments. We extend our support and guidance to them even after moving out of SUPPORT.
Additional Support provided to our Children:
In August 2018, we started regular detoxificartion center manned by program staff, medical support and peer educators to facilitate regular detoxification process. This was initiated to help youth undergo regular detoxification process as per their need.
We also started digital literacy for boys and girls in
the rehab program to engage them positively and learn concepts easily. For this program we networked with NGO called 'Tamarind Tree' from Dahanu .
Youth above the age of 18 years, we started the soft skill education called 'Naya Savera' in colabaration with an NGO called 'Heads held High' (HHH) from Bangalore.
The above 2 projects are supported by
Flowchart of our programme:
Youth are approached and motivated to attend our Day Care Center and avail the facilities. Further, they are encouraged to quit drugs and enroll in our long term rehabilitation program.