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Social Welfare Services in Karnataka

Karnataka, a state located in the southwest portion of India is witnessed by thousands of tourists and religious pilgrims. The state showcases a combination of two different worlds blended in perfection. The state has witnessed a massive growth in globalization due to advancement of industrialization and excessive development of IT industry. The state features with a sorrow of poverty and grief. The state has many charitable trusts and organizations that play a very important role in providing necessities of life to the needy people.

The Karnataka Government has taken several steps and provide funds to improve the conditions of the people living below the poverty line. There is a host of orphanages, old age homes, women welfare organizations, NGOs, blind welfare organizations, who are all day and night to make Karnataka to a better place to live. The people of the state also actively lend their hands to improve the conditions of the poor people.

NGOs in Karnataka

NGOs in Karnataka

Non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor opened for earning profit. Usually these NGOs are run by the citizens of the state and the Government of Karnataka help them by providing them with funds. Businesses, foundations and private persons also help these NGOs in order to improve the condition of the people living below the poverty line in Karnataka. The NGOs in Karnataka are committed to provide shelter, medical facilities and basic education to the poor children and also give shelter and medical services to the senior citizens of the state who don’t have any place to stay.

Most of the NGOs in Karnataka are charitable trusts which are run on donations and funds. The NGOs in Karnataka run various welfare activities and social development programs for the improvement of both rural and urban communities. These NGOs actively participate in various social development and charitable programs organized by the Government of Karnataka and welfare organizations. Some of the functions performed by the NGOs in Karnataka are:
  • Child education, shelter, welfare, right
  • Old age homes for senior citizens of the state
  • Women development and empowerment
  • Upliftment of the people living in slum areas
The NGOs also run various programs such as social justice, health, education, natural resource management, agricultural development, poverty and distress relief, disaster management, heritage protection, social justice and social awareness programs.

Some of the most popular NGOs in Karnataka are:

Aasha Kiran, Gulbarga

The main purpose of the organization is to improve the condition of the poor people in the rural areas in the various aspects such as education, health, economy, welfare etc.

Contact Person: R. Joshua
Address: Gulbarga-585102, Karnataka
Phone: 91-8472-256101


It is an NGO that runs various programs related to rural development, social welfare, health, education, rehabilitation and welfare.

Contact Person: Dr. Hemagiri K.
Address: 1281/23, 1st Stage, Shivakumarswamy Layout, Davangere - 577004, Karnataka
Phone: 91-8192-263246
Email: k.hemagiri@gmail.com

Aasha Deepam

The NGO provides educational services to the poor children who are unable to continue their studies due to some reasons. The NGO also provides shelter to the needy children who do not have parents to care for them.

Phone: 9886481029
Email: mvnarayanareddy@aashadeepam.com

Association of Social Health in India

The association mainly works for the rehabilitation of the distressed women and children and provide proper welfare services to the children. It also deals with various issues related to women.

Contact Person: Ramesh Chandra Naidu
Address: 2/7, Block 7, G.O Quarters Hubli
Dharward - 580022, Karnataka
Phone: 91-836-2373853

Ambica Education Society

Ambica Education Society mainly focuses on the betterment of the people living in rural areas. The motive of this society is to improve the health and hygiene of the people in rural areas and to promote education in rural area.

Address: Gulbarga -585102, Karnataka
Phone: 91-8472-269327
Email: kalaskerdrsunil@yahoo.com

Lakshya Foundation

The organization focuses on bridging the gap between urban and rural areas of the country, it is mainly concerned with the infra development of the rural areas.

Contact Person: Abhijit Agrawal
Address: 13, Bhuspeth, Hubli, Dharwar-580028, Karnataka
Mobile: 91-9845055500
Email: abhijitbansal@yahoo.com

Also See: NGOs in Ballari | Shelter for Homeless in Ballari

Old Age Homes in Karnataka

Old age homes in Karnataka

Old age homes are the place to stay for those senior citizens who do not have any other place to stay or who are unable with their families due to compatibility reasons. These old age homes provide all the necessary facilities to the elderly people, which are required for a normal living. Old age homes in Karnataka are usually run by non-governmental organizations and are the sources of money required for the proper running of these old age homes are donations and funds. The activities and services provided to the senior citizens in the old age homes in Karnataka include meals, health care, mobile ambulance services, recreational activities, health and hygiene care. Some of the old age homes in Karnataka are:

Aid The Aged

This old age home provides shelter and medical services to the senior people who don’t have any other place to stay. It is known to provide all the basic necessities to the people who are living their sunset life in the old age home.

Address: 1492, 17th A Main Road, II Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bangalore - 560078, Karnataka

Anandashram Seva Trust

It is a charitable trust service which was started by Dr. Gowri Pai in Puttur, Karnataka. The trust is based on the schemes of Vanaprastha and Jeevan Sandhya and provides shelter to those people who need love, affection and comfort.

Address: Darbe P.O., Puttur, D.K., Pin: 574 202, Karnataka, India
Phone: (91) 08251 - 234209 / 230499 / 230799,
Mobile: 9902010799
Fax: (91) 08251 – 239219

Arogya Matha Kendra

It is an old age home located in Karnataka which provide shelter to the elderly people on the basis of a monthly fee. There is the proper availability of all types of amenities required for a normal living.

Address: St. Lawrence Garden, Pademale PO, Mangalore - 575005, Karnataka

The Bangalore Friend - In - Need Society

The Bangalore Friend-In-Need Society provide shelter, health care, medical facilities and various other facilities to the senior citizens who do not have their own homes.

Address: 3, Colonel Hill Road, Bangalore-560051, Karnataka

Blind Welfare Organizations in Karnataka

Blind Welfare Society in KarnatakaBlind welfare organizations are the associations that help the people who are unable to see properly. Most of these organizations are owned by non-governmental organizations which run on funds and donations. These organizations help the blind citizens in such a way that they are able to live their normal life without seeing. These organizations train the blind citizens so that they are able to live a normal life like normal people. The various services and tests which are provided by these organizations include:
  • Survey of the blind people
  • Identify the cause of blindness
  • Educate the blind people
  • Eye screening and testing
  • Training of parents and community
  • Counselling of blind people
  • Help the blind people in fighting their daily battles of life
Various associations run special programs and schools to educate the blind children and help them to learn and read without eyes. Mostly these schools are run by the non-profitable organizations which depend on donations and funds from the government, businesses and other organizations and associations. The Government of Karnataka has also raised its hand to improve the conditions of the blind people living in Karnataka. The government has established 4 special schools, which provide free education facilities to the blind children. The contact details of these 4 schools are:

Government School for Blind Children (Boys)
Tilak Nagar, Mysore. (1 to 10th)
Phone: 95821 2497496
Government School for Blind Children,
Near Siddaruda Matt, Hubli  (1 to 7th) (Boys)
Phone: 95836 2204167
Government School for Blind Children,
Near Stadium,Gulbarga (Boys) (1 to 7)
Phone: 958472 220641
Government School for Blind Girl Students,
Near Devraj Urs Colony, B Block, 1st Cross,
Near Shivali Talkies, Davangere. ( 1 to 10 )
Phone: 958192 250442

Some of the non-governmental blind welfare in Karnataka are:

The Karnataka Welfare Association for the Blind

It is an organization that runs various programs to provide education for the blind children as well as adults. The organization also promotes community based rehabilitation to improve the condition of the blind children. It runs various programs that train the parents and community so that they are able to interact with the blind kids easily. The talking book library and print book library services are also provided by the organization.

Address: No. 69, 1st Main Nehru Nagar, S.C Road, Seshadripuram, Banglore
Karnatka - 560020
Phone No: 080-23369703
Contact Person: Mr. S. P. Murthy - 9741122706
Email: kwab_ngo@rediffmail.com

National Association for the Blind

National Association for the Blind (NAB) is an organization that aims for the rehabilitation of the visually impaired citizens. Some of the services provided by the organization are:
  • Counsel the visually impaired individuals to adjust to their loss of vision.
  • Maintenance of proper health and hygiene of these people.
  • Teach them the communication skills.
  • Provide proper education.
  • Help the visually impaired people to get employed.
Address: CA Site No. 4 NAB Road, Jeevan Bhima Nagar,
Bangalore – 560075, Karnataka,
Phone: +91-80-2528 1590 / 2528 9939

Women Welfare Organizations in Karnataka

There are a large number of women welfare organizations in Karnataka that provide various services such as shelter, education, health care, hygiene etc. Services to the women who are in need. These organizations also fight for the rights of the women and help them to attain their proper position in the society. Some of these associations and organizations are run by the Government of Karnataka, but most of them are managed by the private organizations and depend on funds and donations provided to them.

Department of Women and Child Development

It is an organization under the Government of Karnataka which works to protect the rights of the women and children in Karnataka. At the state level the organization is headed by the Director, who is an IAS officer and is helped by the Joint Directors. At the state the organization runs various development and monitoring cell programs for the welfare of children and women. It also provides integrated child development services to the poor and needy children and also runs a wide range of women welfare programs. At the district level the organization is managed by the concerned Zilla Panchayats and is headed by the Deputy Director in each district, while at the Taluk level the organization is managed by the Program Officers.

Contact Details:
Address: MS Building, DWCD, 1st Floor
Dr Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore - 560001
Phone: 080-22353776   
Email: dirwcd@kar.nic.in

Project Director (Stree Shakti)   
Address: MS Building, DWCD, Ground Floor,
Dr Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore-560001   
Phone: 808-22386153   
Email: jdss.dwcd@gmail.com

Sadhana Women and Child Welfare Society

Formed by Mrs. Isabella Xavier, Sadhana is a non-governmental and non-profitable welfare organization that focuses to improve the conditions of underprivileged children and women. The organization is registered the Karnataka Societies Registration Act and the registration number is 109. The organization was established 11 years ago and since then it has been actively working and running various children and women welfare programs.

Contact Details: Tejaswi Nagar Last Stop, Last Cross, Dharwad – 580 002
Phone: 0836-6551190
Mobile: 09945257473, 09243212198
Email: Sadhanadwd1@gmail.com

Affus Woman Welfare Association

It is a small non-profitable NGO which was established in 1999 with a purpose to improve the mental, social and economic conditions of the women at the grass root levels. The association focuses on making the women self-reliant.

Contact Details: 61, Chetana Colony, Gadag Road
Hubli - 580020, Karnataka
Phone: 91-836-2267786
Email: Awwa2k@Yahoo.Co.In
Website: https://www.awwaindia.org

Prerna Women’s Welfare Society

It is a non-profitable NGO which was established in 1996 with an aim to improve economic, social and educational status of the women in the rural areas of Karnataka. The organization promotes education among young rural girls and helps them to be self-dependent.

Contact Details: 3rd Floor, M.G. Towers, Near Hotel Milan
Club Road, Belgaum -590002, Karnataka
Phone: 0831-2467870
Email: prerana_society@yahoo.co.in

Also See: Social Welfare Services in Bangalore | Social Welfare Services in Dharwad | Social Welfare Services in Hassan | Social Welfare Services in Ballari

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