The largest Non-Governmental Organization in India affiliated with the Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for over 34 years of service having 76 varied facilities in 14 States and growing. Focus on working among people afflicted with chemical dependency & HIV infection; especially female and teen addicts in the age group of 15 – 21 years of age. Also a care provider to street children and children of CSW's( Commercial Sex Worker). Training and research in Chemical Dependency, Rehabilitation and HIV/AIDS, offering a broad spectrum of services to the community, facilitating law enforcement agencies, educational institutions and other academic institutions that are involved in Human Services through 'awareness' and training programs. Also involved in ongoing research on addiction & HIV/AIDS & providing innovative methods of Alternative and Holistic healing through the use of Iyengar Yoga.
The priority projects of Kripa in this year 2015 /2016 is the setting up of shelter for the Teen age Sex Workers in Dharavi. We are also in the process of creating our own facility in Shillong since our rented home is in dilapidated conditions. This centre will provide rehabilitation to the youth especially the growing female addicts in the North East. Our work in the remote villages of India like Zuneboto in Nagaland and Mokhada in Maharashtra will also be strengthened by this collection. Our on- going work with HIV patients especially the children both afflicted and affected by the HIV Parents in VRACS (Vasai Region AIDS Control Society) will be given nutrition, support and education at our Kripa AIDS project in Vasai, District Palghar, Maharashtra We also support children of addicted parents to further their studies and fifteen of these are in universities Twelve Adivasi Tribal Boys are being supported totally for their boarding and lodging as they come from remote Maharashtra to pursue their University studies. Lastly, setting up a Rehabilitation Facility for teen addicts and HIV care in Mangalore will be our priority with the funds we collect at the Marathon.