Iswar Sankalpa is a non-profit organization started in 2007 with the hope of reaching out to the ‘forgotten’ and ‘untouchable’ population – that of the homeless persons with psychosocial disabilities on the streets of Kolkata.
Iswar Sankalpa’s work in the global context can be understood as an intersection between health, gender, and rights, aimed at providing a holistic support system to help persons with psychosocial disabilities live a dignified life.
Our work compliments the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, which provides an outline through 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Its key focus is to work towards providing equitable opportunities for all persons, hence contributing to a life of inclusion for those on the margins.
Homeless persons with psychosocial disabilities reached
Volunteers from the community have supported persons with psychosocial disabilities access mental healthcare
Persons with mental health conditions from urban slums accessed mental healthcare
Persons reunited back with their family
Homeless persons with psychosocial disabilities have accessed shelter care
Homeless women with psychosocial disabilities have accessed assisted community living
Persons with psychosocial disabilities engaged in livelihood activities
Government functionaries reached through capacity building sessions
Shelter homes given capacity building sessions
Persons reached through awareness campaigns on mental health
Persons have received Government entitlements
Iswar Sankalpa’s mission and vision is realised through our dynamic interventions which are born from voices of persons with psychosocial disabilities
Community based outreach programme providing psychosocial interventions to homeless persons with psychosocial disabilitiesRead More
The shelters extend a therapeutic roof over homeless persons with severe psychosocial disabilities, who are vulnerable on the streets.Read More
The Urban Mental Health Programme (UMHP) aims at prevention of homelessness due to mental health issues,Read More
The Reintegration Programme at Iswar Sankalpa aims at the ‘inclusion’ of persons who are marginalized due to psychosocial disability.Read More
Advocacy is an important means of raising awareness and upholding the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities.Read More
Really appreciate the challenging work this organisation is doing. There is large gap in this area of health. Wishing you all the best.
Supporter of Iswar Sankalpa
The reality of what you are doing far exceeds the report I heard about it. And what can not be praised enough is the enthusiasm and love felt with all members of staff.
Side by Side India, Belgium
It was a wonderful experience to see how the residents have found not just a home but a family. They came here as strangers and now they want to stay here forever as they know no better place than this.
India Today Group
It has always been a pleasure to be with Iswar Sankalpa. My love and best wishes to all of you. Let happiness and positivity win over.
Actor, Bengali Film Industry
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