Navjeevan Centre has been working for a positive change among the commercially and sexually exploited women and their children. The primary level of child care begins from Day and Night care centres located at red light areas. The children who are staying in vulnerabilities are identified by the social workers and community workers. The Child is enrolling in centre by mother's consent. The centre ensures basic needs, health and pre-school education of child.
The secondary level is residential care for children from 5 years to 18 years old. Children of sex workers who have been in the RLA centres will be directed to residential care program called the Navjeevan Village after obtaining the transfer order from the Child Welfare Committee.
Navjeevan village located at Khapri, Murbad constitutes the long term care and protection program care for children. Navjyothi English medium School functions in three sections: Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary.
Red Light Area (RLA) Program
Navjeevan Centre's Family Counseling Centre was operational under the supervision of the State Social Welfare Board. The Navjeevan Centre FCC is the only unit operating in a red-light area in all over India.
Navjeevan centre has been working in the red light area of Kamatipura to Kethwadi in South Mumbai for the past two and half decades and in the Bhiwandi RLA for the past one decade. Navjeevan Centre has 3 receiving Centers for children located at Kamatipura, Kethwadi and Bhiwandi.
Keeping in mind the health scenario in the state and also understanding the urgent needs of the women, the programs were modified to provide the much needed assistance and support to the women. Women had more burden of expenses upon them as they had to pay the rents, spend for food, take care of self in the small brothel rooms and also take care of their children’s basic needs. The programs included provision of ration kits, sanitary items, etc. Women who were residing outside the red light areas, were helped by linking them to organizations providing ration kit in their area. Support to individual mothers for purchase of gas cylinder, medicines, vegetables etc., were provided through various donors and well wishers.
A total of 18 young girls are supported through the Extensive Program. They constitute of students pursuing graduation in courses like B. Com, BSW, D. Ed. All classes were through the online mode and they were provided with all necessary facilities for the same.