Who We Are & What We Do

At a time when Rehabilitation facilities for persons with Mental Illness was inadequate, The Richmond Fellowship Society (India)was established in the year 1986 to meet the needs. The first Fellowship home, “VIKAS” was started in Puttenahalli, a suburb of Bangalore.

The Richmond Fellowship Society (India) is a registered, charitable NGO providing rehabilitation services to persons with mental illness through its Branches operating at Bangalore, Delhi, Lucknow, and a rural Branch at Sidlaghatta in the State of Karnataka. The Fellowship facilities are run based on Therapeutic Community principles. The services include outreach programmes and rehabilitation activities through our halfway homes, long term care, day care with vocational training for persons with mental illness and Manpower development and research in the field of Mental Health; advocacy and creating public awareness, organizing symposia and workshops and protecting the rights of persons with mental illness.

The National Board functions as an advisory and a coordinating body of the activities of all the Branches, establishing new Branches, strategic planning and liaise with the Central and State Governments and other National and International Agencies. The Board has representatives from all the Branches with President and Secretary and elected members from each facility.Amongst these members, the National Board elects the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary General and Treasurer as its office bearers and others function as members .

The RFS (I) is an Associate Member of the Richmond Psychosocial Foundation International (RPFI), UK (previously known as The Richmond Fellowship International, UK, a world–wide organization with Fellowship in more than 30 countries) and one of the founding members of Richmond Fellowship Asia-Pacific region.

The Registered Office of the RFS(I) is located in Delhi and the National Board and Administrative Offices function from Bangalore.