Provide food to approx 30 mentally ill destitute women for one day, INR 1400


Ashadeep was set up in 1996 in the North Eastern states of India for persons with mental disorders and their families, in an attempt to achieve better quality of life.

How It Works

• Treatment is provided when required.
• Rehabilitation process involves assessment at each stage: a. One to one counseling for identifying home and background.
b. Assessment of clinical condition
c. Assessment of living skills on the basis of which individual plans are developed
d. Assessment of vocational skills for livelihood (although they are very limited at this time)
e. Occupational activity with various vocations such as household work, kitchen, gardening, needle work, knitting, jute work, music & dance and therapeutically work activity.
• The residents are relocated with their family when the family is traced and family members visit the resident at Navachetana.
• The patient is discharged only when minimum living skills criteria is achieved. However, special requests to take the patient back home may be considered at times.
• When family members do not come to Navachetana, Rehab staff take the person back home.
• Authentication, photograph of family members and communication details are obtained and the case is closed at the police station where the original entry was made.
• Communication is maintained through phone or personal interaction with the family members.
• If a woman does not have a family or her home cannot be traced but she becomes functional, then she is re-integrated into Homes run either by the government or Civil Society Organization or Missionaries of Charity homes.
• In some cases, where the disability due to the illness is very severe and information regarding the woman's whereabouts cannot be traced at all, she remains with Ashadeep.


• 1 month – Period of time after which the woman has to report to the police station unless the situation demands otherwise
• 6 months – The period of time for which a patient stays with Ashadeep
• 10 – Number of women who haven’t been reintegrated into their homes yet
• 355 – Total number of rescued women at Ashadeep

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Towards cost of food 1400.00
Unit Price 1400
Total 1400
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