Welcome to Parivartan!

We are a community based non-government organization working in the field of de-addiction and mental health since 1991. Parivartan was established by a doctor couple Mrs. Shaila Dabholkar and Narendra Dabholkar. Both of them have spent most part of their work in the battle against the superstitious practices through the work of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samittee (MANS). Both of them realized that lack of awareness about scientific treatments for the addictions and mental health problems is one of the most important reasons for people getting exploited by the superstitious practices and hence decided to institutionalize their work through Parivartan.

We believe that suffering due to addictions and mental health problems can be reduced to a significant level by timely and scientific help. Most of the patients with addictions and mental health problems can be meaningfully reintegrated back into the community if the community starts supporting them rather than discriminating them.

Parivartan has its main office in Satara District of Maharashtra. We run a range of de-addiction and mental health initiatives in the Satara District. These initiatives include OPD and Residential De-addiction services, mental health services, providing community based rehabilitation for patients, awareness campaigns about addiction and mental health issues and helping patients to reintegrate into the community through meaningful income generating activities.

Parivartan has expanded its work beyond service provision and is now making efforts to develop model community mental health programs through the INCENSE and JAN MAN SWASTHYA program.

Training lay people and volunteers in the field of mental health remained one of the important focused area of the work of Parivartan and the organization has developed a robust system of identifying, training and monitoring lay health and volunteer delivered mental health first aid interventions.

In addition to deaddiction and mental health activities Parivartan also works in the area of organic farming. We partner with Maharashtra Foundation and Sadhana in Maharashtra Foundation award ceremony to honor the eminent social activists and writers in Maharashtra every year.

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