German Leprosy Relief Association Rehabilitation Fund [GLRA RF] is a society registered in Tamil Nadu, with registration number 273 of 1977 as per the society’s registration act XXI of 1860. The fund was established by the parent organization, German Leprosy & TB Relief Association [GLRA], with an objective to rehabilitate and redeem the dignity and esteem of leprosy affected persons, who were detected and treated by GLRA &supported project partners. Though the organization is registered separately and is an independent legal entity, for all practical purposes, the GLRA RF serves as a department of GLRA India, focusing on Rehabilitation of Leprosy / TB affected persons. Since 2012, GLRARF broadened the scope of work by including involvement in the rehabilitation of persons affected all types of disability and renewed the registration under section 52 of persons with disabilities Act 1995 with the proceedings No: 3142/ST2/2015.
• Plans, implements& monitors both Socio Economic Rehabilitation [SER] of persons affected by leprosy & Community Based Rehabilitation [CBR]for persons affected by all types of disability. We cater our services primarily through partner projects.
• Involves in developing the capacity of project partners for implementing rehabilitation activities.
• Manages a rehabilitation center &a vocational training center in Chennaipartnering with National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities [NIEPMD] support is stopped since 2017.