Freedom Foundation

Freedom Foundation will enhance access to quality health care & treatment for people living with alcohol/drug abuse and/or HIV/AIDS through a commitment to increasing awareness, treatment, care, support, advocacy, expanded linkages & networking and create a platform for best practice and cross learning.

Freedom Foundation
No.180 Hennur Cross
Kalyan Nagar
Bangalore, Karnataka 560043
India
080-25440134
http://www.thefreedomfoundation.org

Executive Trustee & CEO

Dr. Ashok Rau

Management Team

Ashok K Rau, Christopher Skill, Geetha V Narayan, Prasanthi Bathina, Blesson K Philip

Board of Directors

Ashok K Rau

Project Leaders

Ashok Rau

Mission

Freedom Foundation will enhance access to quality health care & treatment for people living with alcohol/drug abuse and/or HIV/AIDS through a commitment to increasing awareness, treatment, care, support, advocacy, expanded linkages & networking and create a platform for best practice and cross learning.

Programs

Freedom Foundation has been the pioneers of HIV/AIDS & Substance Abuse interventions in India, since 1993, especially in the area of comprehensive care & support in India. Freedom Foundation is credited to have set up the first comprehensive Community based comprehensive care and support center in India at Bangalore and is recognized as a model by NACO and other International agencies. During a time when HIV meant shame & silence, Freedom which was working in the field of de-addiction, opened its doors to people infected with HIV. Freedom Foundation was one of the largest service deliveries NGO in the Substance Abuse/HIV/AIDS sector in India. The Foundation has a plethora of very successful intervention covering a wide spectrum of activities and caters to all India clientele and some from abroad. Our projects are situated in the metros of Bangalore & Hyderabad and reach out to people across the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. a. De-addiction Center at Bangalore - To provide comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for people with alcohol and/or drug addictions. It's a 4-month in-patient residential treatment program. b. ART Clinic at Bangalore & Hyderabad - To provide comprehensive, holistic & affordable treatment services aimed at reducing mortality & morbidity associated with HIV/AIDS thereby enabling PLHIV live healthy and productive lives c. Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV at Bangalore & Hyderabad - To compliment and support the National PMTCT initiative in reducing the transmission of HIV from an affected mother to her infant through integrated models of Direct Implementation (DI), Partial Assistance (PI) & Technical Assistance (TA). d. Childcare intervention at Bangalore & Hyderabad - To provide holistic protection & nurturing for children made vulnerable due to AIDS so that they can enjoy equal opportunity irrespective of their HIV status

Statistics on Freedom Foundation

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2012: $1,000,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $2,000,000
  • Other funding sources: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Churches Council For Child & Youth
  • Religious Affiliation: secular
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