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COVID-19 crisis funds for Homeless young Women and Vulnerable Families

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Neha survived a violent and abusive marriage. She reluctantly had to leave two of her daughters behind and fled home with the third and youngest. The ongoing legal battle for custody of the two daughters is a long and exhausting. Resilient and determined, Neha pursued her education. She continues to work as a cook, raise her daughter single-handedly, attend court dates, and pay her rent. However, this lockdown threatens to break her - financially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
 
This is just one such story of a young woman's journey to lead her life with dignity. The continued state lockdown and the need for social distancing have cost many their employment and a delay in salary, which may aggravate their mental health and render them homeless. Those with no identity documents will not be able to access services and relief assistance. Due to this, we have doubled our efforts to support homeless young women staying at URJA, alumni women, those who have moved out and are at various stages of independent living and vulnerable and homeless families who are daily wage earners, without ration cards, or migrant workers.  

We will support 200 young women for but not limited to:

Healthcare (Physical and Mental): medicines, counselling, and therapy sessions via phone/video support, doctor’s visits, hygiene products.

Nutrition: Daily food items and supplementary food such as dates.

Shelter Space: Maintenance, upkeep to ensure safe surroundings for the homeless young women.

Economic support: Who have lost their jobs or face a salary delay.

Essentials kits which include food grains and hygiene items for 1000 vulnerable and homeless families.

About URJA
URJA established in 2012, acts as a catalyst for homeless young women by facilitating their journey to access their fundamental needs, and support them with opportunities for their economic, psychological, emotional, civil, and social development.

Chhata, Aahana, and Amrita, three enterprising grade 10 students from Oberoi International School, are supporting URJA to raise funds to support the homeless young women and vulnerable families.

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Essential kits ready for the community
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COVID-19, increasing vulnerabilities of young women
COVID-19, increasing vulnerabilities of young women

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22nd September 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support

We have decided to reopen the campaign as we would like to reach out to a larger number of individuals through this to amplify the voices of homeless young women and garner support. Please do share this campaign link within your circles.

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Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your support

We have decided to reopen the campaign as we would like to reach out to a larger number of individuals through this to amplify the voices of homeless young women and garner support. Please do share this campaign link within your circles.

Keep Supporting
24th July 2020
We continue the work and are constantly looking for solutions to keep evolving our interventions along with the COVID crisis, in order to be able to keep supporting the homeless young women. With the crisis and economic uncertainties, new fundings are not easily available and the reality is that we need your support now more than ever to keep our interventions going. All our work had now become a mix of not only addressing the urgent needs of the homeless young women but also their long term need for assistance until they are able to find sustainable livelihood again.  

The families are still struggling to make ends meet and require food and hygiene essentials.

We thank you and urge you, to step forward and be our co-traveler in supporting us in our interventions keeping in mind the COVID crisis and its long term impact.


We continue the work and are constantly looking for solutions to keep evolving our interventions along with the COVID crisis, in order to be able to keep supporting the homeless young women. With the crisis and economic uncertainties, new fundings are not easily available and the reality is that we need your support now more than ever to keep our interventions going. All our work had now become a mix of not only addressing the urgent needs of the homeless young women but also their long term need for assistance until they are able to find sustainable livelihood again.  

The families are still struggling to make ends meet and require food and hygiene essentials.

We thank you and urge you, to step forward and be our co-traveler in supporting us in our interventions keeping in mind the COVID crisis and its long term impact.


30th June 2020
Dear Supporters,

The 79 young women whom we supported are either living at URJA's residential space or have been living independently but require our support since they lost their jobs or have not received any salary!

Along with providing essentials, we are doing regular casework, counselling, and therapies like dance movement therapy virtually.



Till date we have provided essential kits to 343 families and are looking to support more in the coming months.



The effects of the lockdown will be long run, and at present, we are addressing the immediate issues of the young single women of essentials. However, the unstable economy has also brought about uncertainties about gainful employment, thereby also posing a threat for the young women to become homeless again if they are asked to vacate their rented homes due to lack of rent payment. They do have enough savings as their salaries are very low ranging between Rs.7000 - Rs. 8000. This amount will not be able to tide them through even a month with ease.

We are extending our fundraiser to be able to garner the set amount goal as we are looking at this as a year-long process, where along with support for food essentials we will also have to extend monetary assistance until they are able to find stable and sustainable job.

This fundraiser will assist us in providing immediate support required.

Thank you for your support

Keep Supporting
Dear Supporters,

The 79 young women whom we supported are either living at URJA's residential space or have been living independently but require our support since they lost their jobs or have not received any salary!

Along with providing essentials, we are doing regular casework, counselling, and therapies like dance movement therapy virtually.



Till date we have provided essential kits to 343 families and are looking to support more in the coming months.



The effects of the lockdown will be long run, and at present, we are addressing the immediate issues of the young single women of essentials. However, the unstable economy has also brought about uncertainties about gainful employment, thereby also posing a threat for the young women to become homeless again if they are asked to vacate their rented homes due to lack of rent payment. They do have enough savings as their salaries are very low ranging between Rs.7000 - Rs. 8000. This amount will not be able to tide them through even a month with ease.

We are extending our fundraiser to be able to garner the set amount goal as we are looking at this as a year-long process, where along with support for food essentials we will also have to extend monetary assistance until they are able to find stable and sustainable job.

This fundraiser will assist us in providing immediate support required.

Thank you for your support

Keep Supporting
Rs.134,005 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

33 Days to go

Beneficiary: URJA Trust info_outline
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