It is a non-profit organization located in Bangalore, Karnataka, and provides professional guidance and counseling to callers from various parts of India to resolve personal and psychological problems. The Members who formed the Trust to run this NGO were Patrick vaz, Alphonse, Thilaka, Anita, and Payal. Over some time, due to age, health, and other commitments, they moved on. During the time Kalyani Keerthi Giridhara Joined as Adminstrative Trustee to manage and maintain the operations of the Foundation.
One of the objectives of the Foundation is the Helpline Service predominantly to extend our helping hand to the callers who feel helpless, hopeless, and worthless due to various reasons who were initially assisted by a small group of counselors who have over a decade of experience in the field of counseling psychology. This growing force is now a team of dedicated and trained counselors/volunteers who are certified Gate Keepers In Suicide Prevention.
Arpita is associated with The Live Love Laugh Foundation, Vandrevala Foundation, and the Psychiatry Department of M.S.Ramaiah Memorial Hospital. We are supported by doctors and mental health experts who are ready to step in and take over in case of need and referrals for further interventions.
In our efforts to meet our objectives, we are in partnership with The Times of India’s CSR program “Teach India Project” where English Language for vocational benefit is taught free of cost to persons who are between the age group of 18-35 years and who have discontinued school/college education for various reasons.
Our team comprises Counselling Psychologists and counselors/volunteers who work between 7 am to 9 pm all days with over 20 volunteers Counsellors. Periodic refresher programs are conducted to update their knowledge and improve Their Counselling skills.
We have been receiving and attending to calls from all over the country for various reasons right from failed relationships, academic stress, job stress, addiction, clinical depression, suicidal thoughts, and people who have a history of suicide in the family. The Trust has taken safety measures to protect the personal privacy of its counsellors /volunteers.
Our volunteers are comfortable conversing in the following languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Konkani, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, and Urdu spread over different days as per their roster
Bangla, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu
Additional number: 9180 2365 6667. Areas served: Bangalore.