Fr.Joe H.Pereira Founder & Managing Trustee of Kripa Foundation is honoured with PADMA SHREE AWARD 2009 by the Government of India for his contribution in the field of Addiction & HIV/AIDS.
 About Us
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.

Mother Teresa at Vasai

KRIPA, derived from the Sanskrit word “GRACE,” lays emphasis on the need to study risk perception, effectively assist in harm minimization and provide training to the affected individuals enabling them to monitor life as an ongoing process of Spiritual Growth.
The beginning: the year and place, foundation day, registration of a charitable trust.
The Organization had humble beginnings in a church compound in Bandra in 1981, with three patients in residence, a priest, a doctor & a recovering alcoholic as a role model for recovery and sobriety.
Since then this Public Charitable Trust has spread its tentacles all over India with 69 varied facilities addressing Chemical Dependency and HIV/ AIDS in 12 states in the country, namely, Maharashtra (Mumbai, Vasai, Pune), Gujarat (Baroda), Goa (Anjuna,), Karnataka (Mangalore), West Bengal (Kolkata & Darjeeling), Manipur (Imphal), Nagaland ( Kohima & Zuneboto), Meghalaya (Shillong),Assam(Guwahati) Uttar Pradesh (Bareilly), Rajasthan (Jaipur) & Delhi.
Centres are funded through Government of India grants, as well as National and International funding agencies.
The guiding philosophy is a reflection of the spirit of service and dedication, enshrined in the work of Mother Teresa, who personally blessed our Kolkatta and Vasai centres..
Today, Kripa is at the forefront in facilitating training in Chemical Dependency, Rehabilitation and HIV/AIDS, and offers a broad spectrum of services to the community, facilitating law enforcement agencies, educational institutions and other academic institutions that are involved in Human Services.  A major area of work involves- interaction with industry in terms of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is comprehensive and addresses situations with utmost confidentiality.
Kripa’s strength lies in the eastern disciplines and facilitating lifestyle change, which it propagates in all its centres as Basic Therapy to cope with life’s stresses including addiction, which is an outward manifestation of the turmoil within an individual.  It is this inner healing which is enabling Kripa to realize its dream of becoming a global presence.
 
 
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