About Kripa Foundation

The Organization


Kripa Foundation has the privilege of being the largest Non–Governmental Organization in India, affiliated

with the Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, working among people afflicted with chemical

dependency & HIV Infection. Over a quarter century of service, Kripa Foundation has evolved a module of

non-discriminating, supportive community living, empowering people to introspect and

bring about a change in lifestyle….

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Board of Trustees


His Eminence
Oswald Cardinal Gracious

Rev. Fr.  Joseph H. Pereira

Fr. Cajetan Menezes

Denzil D’Souza

Managing Director, Writer Corporation

Ms. Jacqeline Almeida Verma

 A well renowned Architect

Yazdi Desai

Jt Managing Director, P.N. Writer & Co. Ltd. Mumbai

Our Vision


A global healing presence. Non-discriminating, supportive community living empowering people to introspect and bring about change in lifestyle, to alter the risk perception, to maximize harm reduction and to see the need to monitor life as an ongoing process of spiritual growth. The Goal is to empowering those afflicted and affected by chemical dependency and HIV/AIDS.

To provide care, treatment and support.

To interface with community through prevention intervention modules.

To develop and implement training modules.

To generate human resources.

To include research in all aspects of service.

To maintain international standards.


From - ToLocationDescription
November 2018
8th NovemberPune125th Anniversary of Fr Joe’s Alma Mater Papal Seminary at Pune
10th NovemberMumbaiBook launch of Vatsala Mendonca
11th NovemberVasaiVisit to Kripa Vasai and
Celebrating Holy Eucharist with Patients at 6 pm
15th NovemberAustrailiaDeparture to Australia
16th NovemberMelbourneArrival in Melbourne
17th November
to 18th November
YaravilleKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop, Yaraviile ,
Melbourne, 9am to 4 pm
17th November
to 18th November
YaravilleKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop, Yaraviile ,
Melbourne, 9am to 4 pm
20th NovemberWarrnamboolKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
Workshop at Karen's studio,
22nd NovemberMelbourneAddressing AA fellowship, Melbourne, 7.30 pm
23rd NovemberSydneyDeparture to Sydney
24th November
to 25th November
MarrickvilleKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™
9am to 3 pm
25th NovemberMarrickvilleDeparture to Mumbai
12th DecemberMumbaiWedding of Anand Piramal
14th DecemberMumbaiCelebrating the Silver Wedding of Fernando and Monica Fernandes
15th December to 23rd December GoaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop with Chinese students
24th December to 7th January 2019VasaiKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop with Chinese students
31st December 2018VasaiUshering in the New Year 2019 with Midnight Eucharistic Celebration
8th January to 17th January GoaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop with Chinese students
17th January to 21 January DublinWedding of Ryan de Souza
22nd January to 2nd February GoaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop with German Group
25th February to 8th MarchChinaKripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Workshop with Chinese students
18th March to 22nd MarchGoaPrograms on Addictions Treatment for Deacons at Pastoral Center Goa

Our Projects


Kripa Aids (Vasai Regional Aids Control Society)

Vasai Region AIDS Control Society (VRACS) is a Kripa – AIDS initiative commissioned in Vasai, in Thane district of Maharashtra. VRACS attempts to visualize Vasai as a controlled zone for HIV and co-infections. This model attempts to implement various public health projects for the control and care of the HIV epidemic through community empowerment.

Kripa Institute of Training (KIT)

KRIPA maintains a large number of facilities all over India that are manned by peers and professionals in the field of CD /HIV-AIDS care. These activities are personnel intensive and hence adequacy of numbers is essential for smooth functioning. The rapid changes in available information and techniques in care, require periodic updating to staff abilities. The limits of the problems seen in CD / HIV-AIDS are not yet fully defined, and hence accurate and meticulous documentation is the need at all the centres.

Rehabilitation Program

Dependents: Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug users.
Co-Dependents: Spouses or Significant other, Parents, Children of users.
Treatment Programme for Substance Abuse
Dependents: Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug users.
Co-Dependents: Spouses or Significant other, Parents, Children of users.

Street Children Project

Till date Kripa has been largely catering to the adult substance abusing population while collaborating with organizations for street children for the substance abuse problems in the younger populations. Since it was felt that the issue of substance abuse among the street children needs to be systematically addressed, May 2001 saw the birth of the Street Children Project at the Dharavi centre.

Employee Assistant Program

It is a well-recognized fact that in any industry at any given time, up to 18% of the total workforce may have serious personal problems; one of the main problems being Chemical Dependency. This has adverse affects on the individual’s performance at work and further leads to degeneration of his entire life. Chemical Dependency is a progressive disease, and like other diseases the earlier it is identified and treated, the greater are the chance of recovery. Victims of the disease may fail to recognize its pressure or are terrified of the consequences of total abstinence.



Hi I’m Mary Jane (M.J). I started using cannabis at the age of 16 this was during my modelling times ,where I was working part time as a model .My forte was media and advertising that time I did an entire series of MTV graveyard shift ,where all the other teens were chilling out in there summer vacation ,I was earning my own money and least that I realised that was starting point of my addiction .later as I grew older it was family peer pressure also that added to my depression…Read More.

I Found my PAPA..

Hi my name is Ayesha, I’m 20 years old and I am a drug addict. I come from a very conservative and Orthodox family where religion was a must and I hated it. My parents were too occupied in their business and I was left in the hands of our care taker all through my childhood. The only times we really were together was on an outing, a holiday or a birthday party but that too would be intervened by my dad’s business calls. We could never call it a family gathering as there would always be differences between my parents…Read More.

I quit smoking because the paanwala stared at my wife….

Everyone makes New Year Resolutions; so did I. I would resolve to avoid foul language, skip red meat, attend religious events, observe Sabbath and abstain from smoking and alcohol. To comply, I would down the “last” drink while dragging the final puff of my “last” cigarette as soon as New Year was ushered. This resolution, made over days, would vanish within an hour. I would justify myself stating that come morning and I would enforce my resolution and continue my vices till daybreak…Read More.


For friends who do not know me, I would like to first briefly tell you that I have been suffering from this dreaded disease for the last 20 years and Innumerable Treatments at Rehab Centres and Hospitalizations were of no help as I latter realized that “The Program suggests the Path that we should follow which will change our lives and enable to achieve the sobriety that we need to live a whole life…Read More.