Empowering homeless citizens to build a life of dignity and fulfiliment

About Pehchan

The word ‘Pehchan’ in hindi translates as ‘identity’. This draws from the underlying motivation of all our work – to recognise and strengthen the identity of the homeless in society. The homeless citizens of Mumbai, forming one of the most marginalized communities in this city and also serving as building blocks of its economy in the unorganized sector, are the people who are forced to call footpaths, street corners, beaches, railway platforms and skywalks their home. As a community-based non-governmental organization, Pehchan serves to empower these people by helping them to fight for their rights and to break out of the cycle of poverty, while working to create the conditions in society to encourage this to happen.

Activities & Programmes Undertaken

Livelihood Program

An important part of self-reliance is economic independence. Being able to access stable jobs in respectable work environments is often a farfetched dream for the homeless.

Identity Program

Our Identity initiative aims to provide homeless citizens with a stable and positive identity in society, both for themselves and the community in which they belong.

Non-Formal Education

One of Pehchan’s most important objectives has been ensuring the productivity of the youth that live on the streets.To achieve the same we have inducted college…

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