Adhar Today

The seeds sown by the founders and their untiring & selfless dedication has resulted in Adhar providing life time shelter to nearly 309 Special Adults (230 male & 79 female) in the two units of Adhar which are located at Badlapur 209 (154 male & 55 female) and Nashik 100 (76 male & 24 female).

The first residential unit of Adhar was established as residential complex named ‘ADHAR’ on a 5-acre plot in a beautiful rural setting at Thakurwadi, Mulgaon at a distance of 9 kms from Badlapur (C.R.) Station in Thane District. Then ‘ADHAR II’ has been established on 3 acre healthy, clean & clear natural atmosphere at Pimpalgaon (Dukra) in Nashik District of Maharashtra.

ADHAR is the first institute in India of its type & size where we are taking responsibility of lifelong care and protection of adult mentally retarded children. ADHAR works in the spirit of Trusteeship and is managed by the Board of Trustees in which 7 out of 10 are the parents / guardians of the residents of ADHAR.

Unfortunately, Adhar does not receive any grant or aid from the Government.ADHAR runs on parents’ contributions and donations from its benevolent donors.

There are 200 residents (145 males and 55 females) aged between 18 yrs to 75 yrs under the care of ADHAR, located at Badlapur and 100 residents (76 male & 24 female) aged between __ yrs to __ yrs under the care of ADHAR II Nashik. Adhar is working for enriching the life of Special Adults for the past 24 years, 24 X 7, 365 days without any break by providing lifelong care, Vocational training, Treatment, Recreation & Rehabilitation facilities with the help of Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physio Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Medical Officers, Social Workers, Special Teachers, Care Takers and other Office Staff.

Adhar does not believe in providing only food and shelter to the residents. Work discipline has been inculcated and they work from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and produce articles according to their physical and mental abilities. The products include chalk sticks, candles, paper bags, agarbattis, dusters, mats, decorated earthen lamps (diyas) for Diwali, wall hangings etc, which are produced in the vocational training centres of ADHAR.