Ashraya the indisputable name in the field of psychosocial rehabilitation in Kozhikode district is one of the prestigious activities of STARS. Ashraya is a psychosocial rehabilitation centre for the treated mentally ill people from mental health centers. The main aim of the Centre is to rehabilitate the treated mentally ill persons both socially and psychologically. Now the centre has 16 patients and 6 staffs including Director, and a social worker.
The main services offered by the institution are:
- Family Counselling Services
- Other Counselling Services
- Resource Service etc.
- Psycho-Social Rehabilitation
The organization tries to establish an inclusive community programme through the CBR and income generating programmes of the STARS. Many of the inmates of Ashraya have been working in different institutions and some of them have found out some self-employments. STARS have been supporting them to find a suitable vocation for their sustenance. The centre could successfully change the life of more than hundred mentally ill people by giving our services both to the residents and their families. Fr.Jose Prakash CMI, the director of STARS has been working as the head of the institution. We are planning to build it as a community based and supported self sustained institution. With this vision in mind, Ashraya team has been started efforts to seek more community participation and support.