Our inspiration... Swami Shraddhanandji

I do not believe in a religion or God that cannot wipe a widow's tear or bring a piece of bread to an orphan's mouth.........…..Swami Vivekanand

The Hindu Women's Welfare Society was established in 1927 by luminaries like Shri B G Kher (the first Prime Minister of Bombay State), Barrister Jaykar (who represented India at the Round Table conference in London), Shri R D Birla and Shri V L Napoo. To provide a safe haven for destitute women and children, they established Shraddhanand Mahilashram in memory of Swami Shraddhanandji who was disciple of Maharshi Dayanand,the founder of Arya Samaj in 1875.

We have come a long way from the small facility established in a rental premises. Shraddhanand Mahilashram now caters to over 100 kanyas with a Nursery for children between 2 and 6, a Special care center for children with fragile health, and providing shelter, food, education and a host of cultural and sports activities to kanyas between 6 to over 20. We have constructed a hostel for girl students in our Matunga premises which caters to over 100 girls from all over India. A Working Womens hostel in Kurla provides a safe and clean environment for 70 working women from all over India. Our old age home in Vasai with a capacity of 100 residents that provides shelter, nutritious food, regular medical checkups and cultural activities to women in the twilight years of their lives

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Our Mission is to provide shelter and welfare for needy and destitute Indian women and children and help their dream take wings through education, vocational training, adoption, guardianship, foster care and marriage.

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