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Changanassery Social Service Society
Sustainable development of the poor and the marginalized througth community organization, awareness and training
The initial interventions of CHASS were focusing mainly on helping the poor through various charitable activities. Save A Family Plan programme, started in the year 1968, was the . first systematic programme of social work implemented by CHASS. Under this programme poorest of the poor selected families were given a regular support for their sustenance. During the days of severe economic crisis in the 70's poverty and food scarcity became glaring issues in Kerala. In this critical situation CHASS in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services(CRS) distributed wheat, milk powder and vegetable oil to economically weaker sections.
SAFP
Dio.No.CH 5714 Thunduparampil Marykutty Gregory, Puthukkary, SAFP No. 6403 Gregory, the head of the five member family is an agriculture laborer living in a remote agrarian area.
SAFP
Dio.No.CH 5714 Thunduparampil Marykutty Gregory, Puthukkary, SAFP No. 6403 Gregory, the head of the five member family is an agriculture laborer living in a remote agrarian area.
Social Development Community Health
The social development initiatives of CHASS aims at the holistic development of the community through
The topic is being addressed in a larger environmental context by reaching out the communities with innovative and
Community Based Organizations, Women empowerment programme, Community Based Rehabilitation of Differently Able (CBR), Save a Family Plan (SAFP) Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, Charity and Educational supportive programme, Habitat development etc.
sustainable solutions like rain water harvesting for safe drinking water, low cost sanitation and waste management etc. Another initiative of CHASS in the health sector is the ACCEPT, functioning as Regional Resource Training Centre - South Zone II. Other activities of this department includes Griha Lakshmi home nursing and Griha Sree programme.
Micro Credit Association Natural Resource Management
CHASS Credit Union Programme started in the year 1985 with 5 units. CHASS has successfully promoted and
Natural resource management initiative of CHASS is congruent with the concept of sustainable development.
popularized a community banking system through a well-oiled Credit Union Program networked by 130 Village Credit Unions making the rural economy vibrant.
The Society has an array of success stories like promotion of water resource development, land development, organic farming, promotion of non-conventional energy, rain water harvesting, waste management models etc.
Social Security Natural Resource Management
CHASS is instrumental in promoting a few social security schemes such as Jeevan Madhur Insurance,
Agriculture and allied activities plays a major role in the varied programs of CHASS and a separate department is
Bheema Yojana, and Mahila Suraksha, Lifecare and Universal Health Insurance. All These schemes are targeting the poor and marginalized families in the operational areas of CHASS.
functioning. CHASS is promoting farmers clubs as part of reviving the agricultural sector through organic farming, group farming, cost effective, and eco friendly technologies. Food security is initiated through the promotion of kitchen gardening among the community based grassroots level organizations.