Homelessness, poverty and hunger are complex issues affecting all of the world and we have Shelters that are home for these less fortunate and it is challenging for any one organization to significantly impact alone. Hence Empower And Excel has initiated Project Feeding Friends to help and serve these communities in need. On March 8, 2015, Mother’s Day, Empower and Excel Team has incepted the Project Feeding Friends at Family Supportive Housing, San Jose, CA.
Our Volunteers devote 2nd Sunday of every month to Cook and Serve Meals at these Shelters. We serve full course menu to about 50 inmates of the Shelter. So far E & E has served 1200 meals for the FSH. This is a very fulfilling commitment that E & E volunteers are proud of and thoroughly enjoy!
India is a country of few billions in population. It holds itself rich in heritage, traditions and cultures however also have millions of poverty ridden people too. There are great numbers of shelters who are serving the less privileged Men, Women and Children. Not all of these shelters have enough resources to feed the hungry inmates. Empower And Excel intends strongly to serve the needy and helpless.
As part of the Project, Empower And Excel has partnered with two Non-Government Organizations in India.
- Pallavi Ashramam, Jeedimetla, Hyderabad, India: An incident of a mentally challenged women lying on the road unattended has moved Mrs. Sridevi a Graduate in Psychology to take upon herself task to initiate a shelter for Mentally Challenged Women. Pallavi Ashramam, shelters around 40 women in this regard. They are counseled periodically and if anyone is brought back to normalcy through continued efforts is handed over to their family upon research and investigation of the same.
- HELP-The main objective of HELP is to stop child prostitution, trafficking and second generation prostitution. The goal of HELP is promoting social justice and social development in relation to issues of crime and victimization. HELP focuses on the long-term social change goal within the context of organized prostitution in the red-light areas of Chilkaluripet, Guntur and Mangalagiri (Guntur Dist) and Ongole (Prakasam Dist) in Andhra Pradesh. HELP has so far rescued around 500 Children from Trafficking and over 1000 women from Prostitution. HELP is the chosen NGO by the State Government to Shelter the children rescued from Trafficking & Abuse. Around 40 Children live in HELP Shelter for Children “ Asha Sadan”.