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Shafa is an urdu word, which means power of healing. Infact a holistic concept of healing that includes both the body and the soul. Based on the oldest and most effective model of healing, SHAFA HOME acts as harbinger of hope, self-realization and true happiness for its residents. For hundreds of recovering drug dependents at SHAFA HOME, well-researched methods of healing provide a very sensitive and effective support system to integrate them back into the mainstream of society.

Treatment methods followed at Shafa go one step ahead of the traditional methods. Along with physical well being, emphasis is laid on the psychological and spiritual recovery of the residents. Most importantly Shafa Home is a home away from home that assists the residents in regaining their self-esteem and self-worth. Volunteers who have already undergone successful treatment form the zealous team of dedicated staff that helps people like them to regain their lost hope and joy back in their lives.


Healing the feeling’ by ‘Feeling the healing

Creating an enabling environment for masses, especially those affected by psychotic disorders, behavioral problems, HIV/AIDS and drug abuse. Holistically viewing their social problems, offering services for education and spreading awareness along with teaching healthy alternatives for realizing full human potential towards becoming productive member of the society.  




On November 22nd, 1999, a dedicated group of recovering addicts with a common goal in mind, approached Mr. Ranjan Dhar, keeping in view his 8 years of first hand experience and expertise in setting up the first Therapeutic Community in India. This was a community where TC was being used as the treatment module for treating addicts and their families. In the late 1980s and early 90s, the Indian government had suddenly woken up and taken stock of the rampant and devastating effects of addiction on society. It initiated several campaigns at that time that focused on raising awareness in the four metros and few big cities.

These campaigns played a very positive role as the rate of new addicts taking to drug abuse came down significantly. Many rehabilitation centers came up in these areas with the focus on eradicating addiction from society. This was indeed a blessing for the urban areas as a check system was established for curbing the rapid growth of this disease. However, this was not so for the people living on the outskirts of the big cities and in the rural areas of the country.

The drug peddlers, finding few customers in the cities, started pushing their drugs into the rural areas, where they were met with low resistance due to the lack of awareness and illiteracy. Thus now there was a need for the treatment to reach people in the rural belts of the country.

This group believed that the disease of addiction is a four-fold disease that affected the addict, physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Hence the treatment had to have a holistic approach. However, the treatments that were available treated the disease only on the physical level, only withdrawal management was being tackled. These treatments believed in treating the addict with medicines often leading to substitution of the drug of choice. This group on the other hand, wanted to set up a center where no mood altering substances were provided as a substitute or as the treatment.

This group also wanted to dispel the myth that existed in society,” once an addict always an addict”. They wanted to do this, as they themselves were the living examples that addiction, though incurable could be arrested. Keeping this in mind they decided on a treatment that was more humane and treated the individual based on his feeling and thinking pattern.

They believed that it was not alone the drug that needed handling but rather the behavior of the addict that had to be modified.  



The organization would be non-profit; the focus would be not on getting grants,     donations or aids be they national or international but to be self-reliant.

The thrust would be on working at the grass root level with the beneficiaries, i.e. the     addicts and their families.

It would be a place where all residents would be treated at par irrespective of their     age, caste, creed, religion, and economic or social status.

 A place with no religious affiliations, where all religions would be treated equally be     it Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism or Christianity.

The group also dreamt of setting up Clinical Research Center for the South and South-east Asia region. A place where new treatment methods would be researched tried and tested and then shared with people from the same field. They also wanted to set up Homes for the Aged and the mentally challenged.

Thereby giving such people a safe environment that would enable them to grow personally and lead a secure life. Keeping this vision in mind, this dedicated group namely Mr. Anil Wali, Mr. Rajeev Gosain, et al led by Mr. Ranjan Dhar scouted Delhi’s outskirts for an area where their dream could be given a shape. They found this place in Ranhaula village, Nangloi in a dilapidated old farmhouse with a swimming pool. They began this center with 28 residents in January 2000.

Today, Shafa home is the country’s largest rehabilitation center with more than 100 residents at any given point of time. At present, Shafa reach out to its beneficiaries through the three branches situated in three different states. i.e. Delhi, Uttranchal & Punjab.

There is a serious dearth of Research and Development in the field of drug Abuse Prevention. Our organization’s endeavor is to open a Research-cum-training Center based on TC approach and to introduce most recent innovative and cutting edge methods to ameliorate the lot of the needy. Also there are several plans on the anvil.

They include,

Establishing training centre for the promotion of therapeutic community and    research center for establishing the efficacy of therapeutic community in the    field of drug rehabilitation and mental illness.

To provide formal education in association with behavior modification for     children through ‘Therapeutic Community’ Model.

To establish a home away from home for the destitute aged and people with     psychiatric disorders.

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