Nestled in a tiny office in the Eucharistic Congress Building, Colaba, Mumbai, Family Service Centre, a voluntary organisation has sought to reach out to families in difficult circumstances through its various non-institutional and community- based programmes. It is committed to preserve, promote and strengthen the family as a unit for the past 50 years.
Socio economic pressures in urban areas often result in family stress, disintegration and child destitution hence the Centre believes that need specific intervention should be evolved in response to such families at risk. A shift from the “welfare” to development” and “needs” to the “rights” approach is a significant change in the organisation’s programmes. This broadening of concern is reflected in the organisation’s intervention strategies that are non-institutional, community-based, family-oriented in nature. All the programmes revolve around empowerment and development of the family as a unit with the main focus being the child in the family