Helping Children and Families in Crisis 24/7

HIVE Emergency Response Unit

HOPE and HIVE (one of our NGO partners) work in partnership to deliver a 24 hour, 7 days a week response unit, compiled of social workers, who respond immediately to those in need. The Unit attends to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, human rights violations and medical needs. The Unit particularly focuses on those most vulnerable throughout Kolkata’s streets, its street dwelling children and women. Where possible and appropriate, the Unit reunites and restore individuals with their families, assists below poverty-line families to access medical care and through strong referral networks, places at-risk individuals into appropriate shelters and homes. The Unit also receives calls from the Kolkata Police and Fire Department, to respond to crises calls throughout the city, particularly road accidents, which are common among street dwellers.

HOPE’s Child Watch Project

This project involves night rounds for the rescue, placement, restoration and rehabilitation of vulnerable children and adults in some of Kolkata’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged areas; Dharamtala Bus Stand, Dumdum, Hastings, Howrah Bus Stand & Train Station, Moulali, Park Street, Sealdah Train Station and Sudder Street, where ambulances patrol the areas at night. This project also organizes awareness camps, stakeholder meetings and networking with Government officials to unearth and work to solve the root causes of poverty among communities. Finally, this project helps encourage and support children in accessing mainstream education in government schools.

The HOPE ambulance is a beacon of light. Help us to keep this light shining.

Midleton College, with leader Martin Preston, who support the Night Watch ambulance, part of the Child Watch Project.
Midleton College, with leader Martin Preston, who support the Night Watch ambulance, part of the Child Watch Project.
Disaster Relief Support

West Bengal Hurricane Aila 2009

On 26th May 2009 Aila stroke West Bengal. As a result over 400,000 people are displaced.
HOPE responds with-Emergency Shelter, Food & Clothing, Temporary Education, Hospital Support, Rescue and Repatriation

Tamil Nadu Tsunami 2004

On 26th December 2004 a Tsunami hit Tamil Nadu. 7,793 were killed.
HOPE responded with humanitarian response clinics, distribution of food and materials,counselling and education support, 11 villages supported, 300 temporary shelters, 23 mechanised boats purchased, 70 damaged traditional boats repaired, 90 permanent homes constructed

Gujarat 2001

On 26th January 2001 an Earthquake destroyed life in Gujarat. 20,000 dead, 167,000 injured, 400,000 homes demolished.
HOPE responded with 110 Earthquake resistant homes, 1 community centre, food, clothing and emergency medical care for thousands more.