When life gets too painful to bear
- there is someone at Lifeline who cares
Foundation is a registered non-profit organization entirely
run by volunteers who offer emotional support to the distressed,
depressed and suicidal. We seek to alleviate misery, loneliness and despair by listening, in a
non-judgmental way, to those who cannot turn to anyone else who would understand and accept
them. The caller remains anonymous and everything said to the volunteer remains confidential.
1) To contain the number of suicides in and around Kolkata and help survivors, their families and acquaintances through befriending.
2) To promote networking and awareness of other NGOs that more people can be benefited by their services.
in 1996, Lifeline has touched the lives of 73,000 people.
A member of the Befrienders India network, which comes under
the aegis of Befrienders Worldwide having over 400 centres
around the world, Lifeline follows the charter setup by
Samaratins Worldwide in offering it’s befriending
volunteers undergo a rigorous training which arms them with
unique listening skills.