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Social Welfare in Shimoga

Shimoga, though a not a very well developed and modern city its people tend to have a keen interest in social services. It is only because of this reason that the social platform of Shimoga is found to be placed on a very high level than other cities. People in Shimoga are social people and they love to give a helping hand to those who are in need and utter distress.

Shimoga consists of a good number of social service providers in the form of NGOs, orphanages, old age homes, women welfare societies and blind welfare societies. These service oriented organizations and centers can be found at every localities of the city. The Government of Karnataka is trying its level best to improvise the social services in Shimoga and is making constant efforts in developing some more of NGOs and orphanages in the district. Orphanages and old age homes in Shimoga are not only Government owned but there are some that are privately owned and are found doing a commendable job in the sphere of providing the best living conditions to the underprivileged and the helpless people in Shimoga.

NGOs in Shimoga

NGOs in Shimoga carry out various types of activities like providing shelter to those who are in requirement and for those who do not have anyone in the world to depend upon. Educational services are also provided by some NGOs operating in Shimoga. the NGOs operating in Shimoga take up the work of providing the best education to their inmates and at the same time they also make proper arrangements for the better life of their inmates. Some of the popular NGOs in Shimoga have been listed below:

The Shimoga Multipurpose Social Service Society
Sagar Road, Alkola junction,
Gopala Gowda Extension,
Phone: 081 82 251480

Malnad Social Service Society
: Yojana Mandir, Sagar Road,
MSSS Rd, KIADB Auto Complex,
Vinobha Nagar,
Phone: 076 76 660606

Satyam Shivam Sundaram Charitable Trust[R]
Behind JNN Engineering College,
DVS colony, Savalanga Road,

See Also: Complete list of NGOs in Shimoga

Orphanages in Shimoga

There are not many orphanages located in Shimoga and some of the famous ones are located in the state capital Bangalore. There is only one orphanage located in Shimoga namely Padma Shree Anathashram at Bellisara, Chikkajeni Grama, Hosanagara, Shimoga, Karnataka. This is one orphanage that plays a very important role in providing shelter to the children who do not have anybody to care for them in Shimoga. Orphanages located in Shimoga are supported by the Government of Karnataka and they even receive funds and donations from the people of Shimoga.

Orphanages in Shimoga
Orphanages in Shimoga take care of the homeless people and offers basic amenities and education

Old Age Homes in Shimoga

In India, old age homes were not popular previously but in the recent times, with the eruption of the modern system of living and the breakdown of the system of joint families, the system of old age homes has become very popular even in India. the old age homes located in Shimoga are found doing a good job in helping the elderly not experience desolation, loneliness and social isolation.

The old people in the old age homes in Shimoga are always found to be engaged in certain activities that help them in overcoming their loneliness and at the same time it also improvises their health and brings about an enhancement in their own self-esteem. The main aim of the old age homes located in Shimoga is to help the neglected, lonely, abandoned and destitute poor elderly in Shimoga. These old age homes provide shelter, medical facilities and food to the elderly and they charge only those people who are able to pay but not the ones who are abandoned and destitute.

Blind Welfare in Shimoga

Blind welfare organizations in Shimoga are independent charity organizations that provide help and shelter to people who are visually impaired in Shimoga. These organizations make also possible efforts to improvise the condition of the visually impaired people in Shimoga and they also do not move back from taking up all the responsibilities of such people. One such blind welfare organization that operates in Shimoga is the Shimoga District Physically handicapped Welfare Sangha located behind Court at Balraj Urs Road, Shimoga, Karnataka.

Women Welfare in Shimoga

Women welfare in Shimoga
Women welfare in Shimoga offers tailoring classes to poor women to help them earn well

The administrative wing of the district of Shimoga consists of a women and child welfare development organization that implements a number of prorgrammes for the welfare and the development of the children and women living in Shimoga. The main aim of the women and child welfare organization in Shimoga is to protect women and children from neglection, exploitation and preventing delinquency and destitution and improving the health and the nutritional status of the women and children in Shimoga.

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