Adhar is a pioneer organisation providing life-long residential care for mentally challenged adults.
Late Shri M. G. Gore a qualified and dedicated renowned Social Worker, after his retirement of working with mentally challenged children institution at the Children’s Aid Society for 35 years was reading a newspaper report. It carried news that ‘A lady in USA shot dead her only mentally challenged son as she was gripped with the fear “who will take care of him after her?’
Totally shaken with the news report Shri Gore appealedto parents of Mentally Retarded Children for finding a everlasting solution to their problem. It was realized that there are very few residential facilities in the field of Mental Retardation and mainly for adults. Old parents are always haunted by a constant thought ‘After us what? What will happen to our children? Who will look after them? They needed a reliable institution to take over the life-long responsibility of their grown up in the spirit of trusteeship.
Thus the ‘Association of Parents of Mentally Retarded Children’ was formed and registered as a Public Trust in May 1990 by the parents of mentally challenged under the strong leadership and guidance of Late Shri M. G. Gore.
The ADHAR Project: - The Trust (APMRC) purchased about 5 acres of land in a beautiful rural setting in village Mulgaon (Thakurwadi) at a distance of 10 km from Badlapur to set up a permanent residential complex for mentally challenged adults. The project was divided into II phases.
Phase - I (started in April 1992):
Purchase of land
Construction of 2 residential buildings, required
(Provision for 75 mentally challenged persons)
Furniture & fixtures,
Water supply facilities
The total expenses for phase I was Rs. 45 lacs. 1st inmate was admitted on 17th January 1994.
Phase - II (started on October 1994)
2 separate Vocational Training Centers with Machineries
for male & female residents,
3rd hostel building
Furniture & fixtures
The total cost for phase II was of Rs. 28 lacs.
Many philanthropist, financial institutions, companies, individual donors and well-wishers came forward and mobilized Rs. 63 lacs. The gap of Rs. 10 lacs was met by temporary loans and deposits.
ADHAR is the first institution of its type & size, which undertakes the responsibility of life long care and possible training. We are providing round the clock care & Protection, whole some food menu for which is prepared by Chief Dietician of Breach Candy Hospital, medical care, vocational training center, yoga, recreational and sports activities with the help of specially qualified staff, vocational instructors, medical and psychiatric experts trained social workers and clinical psychologists.
Adhar has now 201 residents (147 males and 54 females) under its care. It works in the spirit of Trusteeship and is managed by the Board of Trustees in which 7 out of 9 are parents.
To reach out to parents of Mentally Retarded Children and to provide lifetime shelter to their children.
To address to the daily needs of Mentally Retarded Children and to Work for their Life Enrichment, Protection and
Setting up Replica of Adhar Near Nashik for 100 Mentally Challenged Adults
Renovation of Special Care Unit at Badlapur Project
Renovation of Ladies Dormitory at Badlapur Project
Shri Ashwin Mehta
Diwaliben M. Mehta Charitable
Trust, Khatau Mansion,
Oomar Park, 95 K Bhulabai
Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 036.
Tel. No. (022) 23632957
AN APPEAL TO HELP THE CAUSE
The Association of Parents of Mentally Retarded Children is working for adult mentally retarded. Association has built up residential complex named ‘ADHAR’ on a 5-acre plot in a beautiful rural setting at Thakurwadi, Mulgaon at a distance of 9 km. from Badlapur (C.R.) Station in Thane District of Maharashtra
Adhar is the first institute in India of its type where we are taking responsibility of lifelong care and protection of adult mentally retarded children. . It works in the spirit of Trusteeship and is managed by the Board of Trustees in which 9 out of 10 are parents. At present we have 201 M.R children (male & female) under our care. Adhar is providing them lifelong care, training and rehabilitation facilities with the help of Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physio Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Medical Officers, Social Workers, Special Teachers, Care Takers and other Office Staff.
We believe that the growth of Adhar to the present position was possible only through the personal interest ‘people’ have taken in it. We would like to nurture it for the holistic development of Adhar. The buildings, dormitories, the workshops, the generator unit, the solar heater system, telephones, computers and 201 precious lives in the campus and around 125 staff members who are dependent on Adhar are all the outcome of big and small donors, who contributed for the concept of care and rehabilitation of the Mentally Retarded. We are grateful to each one of them for their spirit of sharing for the welfare of the Mentally Retarded.
We have got the National Trust Registration. National Trust is formed under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India to work in the field of Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Disabilities.
WHY DO WE NEED FUNDS?
• Adhar does not get any Govt. Grant or Aid.
• We give subsidy to parents around Rs. 1500/- per month totaling to Rs. 30 lacs resulting in accumulated deficit
• Free ship and more concessions are given to more than 12 needy parents.
• Most of the parents are old and from middle class family background.
• Ever increasing developmental needs at the Project.
• Future plans to help more parents.
All donations received by us are exempted from Income tax under section 80 (G). We have also obtained FCRA Registration (Foreign Contribution) from Ministry of Home Affairs Govt. of India. Cheque to be drawn in favour of “Association of Parents of Mentally Retarded Children” Mumbai
I hereby make an earnest appeal to the visitors of this site to donate handsomely to the Noble Cause.
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