Who we are

GHARA is a Bengaluru based charity founded in 2009. We provide support services to empower those ‘forgotten’ individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Having worked within the disability sector in India, we at GHARA recognised that a combination of intellectual disability and poverty was near impossible to escape. Ever committed to breaking this cycle, GHARA provides individualised supports in the form of a day-care centre, therapy services, pre-vocational training, social and recreational activities, medication, equipment, and self-care skills to over 35 individuals and their families.

Our Founder, Athellia Dias




Thank you to all who joined us at this year’s online fundraising event. Thank you to everyone who participated, especially the artists in India and around the world who wowed us with your talents. We would especially like to thank our Sponsors: Mindfields, Crown Corporate, Partner In Your Care, Gilton Valeo, Links2Community and NPFulfilment who have generously worked with us to make this effort a success. Lastly we want to thank you, our dear GHARA family, who have helped us keep going these past 11 years. Thanks to you we have been able to continue our mission, expand its outreach and help the forgotten get through this pandemic.

In case you missed it, you can watch the VOD replay on Youtube! Check out our dedicated WORLD for GHARA page HERE.


We’ll get right to it: the impact of COVID-19 in India has been devastating for the most vulnerable. So GHARA has launched a new project to meet the disaster currently unfolding. This project is not just about disability, but survival.  

We are organising emergency Food Packs, medical supplies and oxygen for as many people as we can across our network in Bengaluru, Mumbai and beyond.

Each day GHARA receives requests for help from individuals and organisations in urgent need of oxygen, medicine, and food. At GHARA, we are doing our best to respond to the need as the situation rapidly changes however, are reliant on the generosity of people like you to enable us to say YES to these requests.

To learn more and DONATE, head to our dedicated page for this COVID-19 PROJECT HERE.

GHARA stands for Group Home and Respite Association.
GHARA means “home” in several indian languages

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