Navajeevan is a unique project of the YWCA. It was started in 1975 to offer temporary shelter and rehabilitation for cured mentally ill women. We help them to rebuild their lives, arrange legal assistance if required, foster a spirit of hope and self respect and kindle their confidence and strengthen to meet the future challenges with courage and determination.
- To provide temporary shelter for women discharged from the Mental Hospitals.
- To equip them with new skills by way of craft training and to motivate them to be occupied and achieve financial independence.
SKILLS & SCOPE OF RESIDENTS
Some of our residents are skilled and have held good jobs in the past. In such cases we have helped them return to their work place in due time. In other cases, job skills are imparted with the aim of placing them in suitable remunerative employment. Job placement is an ongoing activity and we try to find them openings consistent with their abilities.
Our Tailoring & Craft Teacher, assisted by volunteers, trains residents in tailoring, handicraft and making garments, aprons, hand towels, magazine holders, letter and pencil holders, basket weaving, doormats and decorative items. We have added a range of new items – gift bags, artificial flowers, presentation covers and gift-wrap fine. Residents learn new skills and trades that will enable them to earn a living when they return to their families. They also prepare fruit juices, pickles and phenyle.
Medication is a very important aspect of the rehabilitation process and this is vigilantly monitored by our Psychiatric Social Worker and the expert guidance of professional Psychiatrist.
LIST OF BENEFICIARIES:
|S.No||Name of Beneficiary||Father’s/ Mother’s name||Date Of Birth/Age||Sex||Type and % Severity Of Disability||No.of Year completed in the Instution||Remarks About Outcome/Results|
|1||Gowri||Arunachalam||49Y||F||DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS 45%||16 Years||THE RESIDENT HAS LEARNT STITCHING|
|2||Vimala||Kumbalingam||53Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA 50%||16 Years||DOMESTIC WORKER|
|3||Shenbagavalli||Krishna Pillai||56Y||F||DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS 35%||14 Years||COOK|
|4||N. Selvi||P. Natesan||39Y||F||CHRONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA 50%||12 Years||DTP OPERATOR|
|5||Rocknirmal||Samuel (Late)||38Y||F||CHRONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA 80%||13 Years||LEARNING WIRE BAG MAKING.|
|6||Valli||Subbiah||36Y||F||CHRONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA 50%||11 Years||DOMESTIC WORKER|
|7||Mary carmal Isabella||John (Husband)||45Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA 40%||11 Years||WORKING IN A XEROX MACHINE SERVICING CENTRE|
|8||Khamer masooda||Fathima||56Y||F||DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS 30%||9 Years||LEARNT TO MAKE JUTE BAG MAKING STITCHING & EMBROIDERY|
|9||Bhanumathy||Bala Subramanium||51Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA 50%||2 Years 8 Months||WIRE BAG MAKING AND DOMESTIC WORK|
|10||Sulochana||Kalli||40Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA 40%||2 Years 7 Months||LEARNING WIRE BAG MAKING AND DOMESTIC WORK|
|11||Tamil Selvi||Anbumozhi||29Y||F||DEPRESSION 50%||5 Years||LEARNT DTP COURSE IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|12||Priya Kumari||Ruben||40Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA & OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE FEATURES 70%||6 Years||LEARNT TAILORING & WIRE BASKET MAKING|
|13||Sridevi||Chandr Sekar||28Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA 30%||1 Years 2 Months||LEARNT WIRE BAG MAKING|
|14||Suganthi Alias Kalaiselvi||Damodharan||31Y||F||CHRONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA WITH MILD MR 70%||6 Years||LEARNT NEEDLE WORK & WIRE BASKETS|
|15||Kalaivani||Ravi Chandran||45Y||F||DEPRESSION & MOOD DISORDER 50%||6 Years||LEARNING BASIC TAILORING|
|16||SAKILA||Moorthy||33Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA 80%||2 Years 8 Months||DOMESTIC WORK|
|17||Gayathri||Moorthy||34Y||F||PSYCHOSIS 30%||2 Years 8 Months||WORKING AS OFFICE ASSISTANT|
|18||Chitra||Sahadevan||31Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA 60%||3 Years 4 Months||LEARNING CRAFT & DOMESTIC WORK|
|19||Harni||Padma Kannan (Mother)||34Y||F||LOW IQ WITH AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR 55%||4 Years||LEARNING CRAFT|
|20||Rajeswari||T.S. Arunachalam||33Y||F||SCHIZOPHRENIA 45%||3 Years||LEARNT CORPORATE SECRETARY SHIP COURSE AND IS WORKING IN A HOSTEL|
|21||Thaneer Selvi||Naga Lingam||32Y||F||PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA 50%||2 Years 8 Months||LEARNT TO MAKE CRAFT ITEMS AND ATTENDED CORPORATE SECRETARY SHIP COURSE IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE|
|22||Dhanalakshmi||Suriya kala (Mother)||33Y||F||MOOD DISORDER 40%||3 Years 5 Months||LEARNING CRAFT AND TAILORING AND DOES STITCHING|
|23||Bhuvana||N. Krishna Moorthy||51Y||F||CHRONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA 40%||8 Months||LEARNING STITCHING|
Ways to Volunteer?
- Entertain the residents
- Initiate a kitchen garden project
- Teach a craft that is marketable