COVID-19 crisis funds for Homeless young Women and Vulnerable Families | Milaap
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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 300 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.

Support URJA to raise funds to support the homeless young women and vulnerable families.

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

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12th November 2020
Thank you for the wonderful support

I would like to raise the goal amount so that the young women can be supported during these tough times of the pandemic.

I believe that there are a large number of people who are keen on supporting groups such as the homeless young women, they just need the connect!

Please do contribute and share the campaign link
Thank you for the wonderful support

I would like to raise the goal amount so that the young women can be supported during these tough times of the pandemic.

I believe that there are a large number of people who are keen on supporting groups such as the homeless young women, they just need the connect!

Please do contribute and share the campaign link
30th October 2020
It's still not very safe here in Mumbai with regard to COVID-19, where the numbers are the highest as compared to other cities in India. We have been continuing our work throughout the lockdown till date.

In September, all the women but one at the shelter had contracted COVID and were admitted to the hospital immediately.  They have all recovered and are back at the shelter.

The young women and vulnerable families still require support as not everyone is employed still and are facing challenges to earn even a day's meal.

We will keep our campaign going until the need for support continues.

Thank you to all the supporters for their generous donation, which have enabled the homeless young women and vulnerable families to lead their lives with dignity.
It's still not very safe here in Mumbai with regard to COVID-19, where the numbers are the highest as compared to other cities in India. We have been continuing our work throughout the lockdown till date.

In September, all the women but one at the shelter had contracted COVID and were admitted to the hospital immediately.  They have all recovered and are back at the shelter.

The young women and vulnerable families still require support as not everyone is employed still and are facing challenges to earn even a day's meal.

We will keep our campaign going until the need for support continues.

Thank you to all the supporters for their generous donation, which have enabled the homeless young women and vulnerable families to lead their lives with dignity.
7th October 2020
We would like to take moment here and appreciate all the support that we have seen. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU for your assistance, especially during these difficult times.

We want to share with you Mithila's story, for you to be able to understand better, how our interventions are taking place during the lockdown.

Here we would like to share with you Mithila's* story:

Mithila contacted us through Instagram, after which we communicated with her via messages since it was not safe for her to talk. She and her mother had been kept under house arrest by her father who was threatening to kill them as soon as the lockdown was over. He had been abusing her mother for the 25 years and it had gotten worse during the pandemic. We contacted the One Stop Centre in her area, who then rescued both the daughter and mother and made arrangements for them to stay in a safe shelter space. URJA is now supporting her in her legal processes against her father.

This is just one of the many stories that we have come across, highlighting the tough and life-threatening situation that women face.

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We would like to take moment here and appreciate all the support that we have seen. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU for your assistance, especially during these difficult times.

We want to share with you Mithila's story, for you to be able to understand better, how our interventions are taking place during the lockdown.

Here we would like to share with you Mithila's* story:

Mithila contacted us through Instagram, after which we communicated with her via messages since it was not safe for her to talk. She and her mother had been kept under house arrest by her father who was threatening to kill them as soon as the lockdown was over. He had been abusing her mother for the 25 years and it had gotten worse during the pandemic. We contacted the One Stop Centre in her area, who then rescued both the daughter and mother and made arrangements for them to stay in a safe shelter space. URJA is now supporting her in her legal processes against her father.

This is just one of the many stories that we have come across, highlighting the tough and life-threatening situation that women face.

*name changed
Rs.48,185 raised

Goal: Rs.100,000

10 Days to go

Beneficiary: URJA Trust info_outline
80G tax benefits for INR donations

Supporters (22)

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Anonymous donated Rs.5,001

Great cause and a beautiful way to celebrate your bday, Anitha <3

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doramitrasekhar donated Rs.501
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Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
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Manohar donated C$50

Best wishes

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Charulata donated Rs.1,000
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Anonymous donated $30

May all live in peace and happiness 🙏