Sahara Centre for Residential Care and Rehabilitation
Sahara House, E-453 Greater Kailash II, New Delhi 110048
Neville Selhore, Director
Established in 1978; supported by European Union; motivated by spiritual values of Jesus Christ - encourages people of all faiths to explore these spiritual values. Registration: Society.
To rehabilitate people suffering from drug/ alcohol addiction and mild psychological disorders.
Six-month residential rehabilitation programme provides physical exercise, social outings and access to a wide network of friends; facilitates advocacy for discriminated people. AIDS Care project, launched in 1994, provides residential care that includes medical care and supplementary nutrition for victims and counselling for their families; encourages formation of PLWA groups; advocates human rights among these groups; accommodates some addicts referred by network partners.
Disha Community Outreach programme includes a primary school for 25 underprivileged children in Greater Kailash-ll; slum project aimed at the urban slum population at Alaknanda provides medical care, hygiene, nutrition and incomegeneration opportunities.
Sahara organises awareness programme through dramas and street plays in Delhi schools, north-eastern states of India and among Christian organisations; it also organises street plays in English and Hindi in bash's (resettlement colonies) and slums, followed by question-answer sessions; pamphlets in English and Hindi are distributed.
Three-month de-addiction camps are arranged in conjunction with Sharan, a society for serving the urban poor, and the Delhi Police aimed at detoxifying addicts who cannot be placed in a full-time residential rehabilitation centre; family support groups are started at the camp venue.
Michael's Care Home provides crisis care primarily for HIV/ AIDS patients offering medical support, nutritious food and healthy and spiritual living. Patients are encouraged to take care of themselves as soon as they are strong; guidance is provided to patients and families to adjust to the illness.
The centre is often called on by government organisations to help in their public drug-reduction
Nanjyoti award by the Delhi Police Foundation for achievements in the field of drug addiction.
To launch an adult literacy programme lor the slum population in Alaknanda.
Catholic Relief Services.