To work for all members of society with a view to a just and equitable world while specifically focusing on the rights and needs of youth living on the street.
Saathi, registered in 1997, is a development organization in Mumbai (Bombay), India, committed to working with issues facing youth living on the streets and runaway or abandoned adolescent girls and young women. Over a decade worth of work has built an understanding of the links between the child entering the city or the institutionalized adolescent "aging out", and the youth who has been on the streets for years. In response, Saathi expanded its work to meet these children as they arrive in the city in hopes of preventing them from entering life on the street and becoming accustomed to it. In a similar extension of the organization's experience and learning, intensive work with Children's Home and work with Aftercare systems is addressed across all of Saathi's programs.