Changanacherry Social Service Society [CHASS]

Reg. No. K.44/1966
P.B. No. 20, Archbishop’s House,
Changanacherry - 686101 Kottayam Dist.
Ph: 0481-2402345, 2402735
Email: chass1966@rediffmail.com
Web: www.chass.in

Changanacherry Social Service Society [CHASS] initiated by the Archdiocese of Changanacherry in 1966 is promoting various programmes and projects for the sustainable development of the poor and the marginalized through community organization, awareness and training. Since 1977 CHASS is collaborating with Khadi & Village Industries Board and Khadi Commission and has grown to be a directly financed institution of MSME. CHASS is the Resource Training Centre under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and nodal agency for PMEGP, Suchitha Mission, Rain centre & Energy Management Centre Kerala. 138 village level CHASS units coordinating CHASS activities at Grassroot. Credit union, Self help groups, farmers clubs, joints liability groups, mahila samajams etc are the grass roots level community based organizations promoted by CHASS for initiating and integrated development interventions for the uplifiment of the poor, marginalized the weaker sections of the society.

INITIATIVES OF CHASS
1. Regional Resource Training Centre under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
2. Coptac Tailoring KGTE training Centre, Changanacherry
3. Assisi School for Mentally Challenged, Poonthope Alappuzha
4. ACCEPT DE- addiction & Counseling Centre, Champakulam and Kattanam
5. Samrudha Agmark Honey Processing unit, Kurumbanadom
6. Kwispo Gingeli Oil, Kurumbanadom
7. Agriculture Nurseries at Samrudha, Kurumbanadom & CHASS Nursery Changanacherry
8. Khadi Bhavans at Kottayam, Mallappally, Thiruvalla, Pallikoottumma & Changanacherry

AWARDS
• National Award for best institution CBR program, MSJ & E 2010-11
• Best performer award – LIC micro finance

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES
• CHASS Central administration office @ Changanacherry
• Pastoral Centre Changanacherry

  • Accommodation facility for 445 persons [50 Double rooms & Dormitory]
  • Three well furnished training halls

CORE COMPETENCY
• Organic Farming
• EDP – KVIC Training in 26 Trades
• Natural Resource Management
• Organic Manures & Pesticides

ACCREDITATIONS
• Energy Management Centre Kerala
• Khadi & Village Industries Commission, New Delhi
• Ministry of MSME, Government of India
• Regional Resource Training Centre South Zone II, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

OPERATIONAL AREA
Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kollam & Thiruvanathapuram Dists.
[72 Gramapanchayaths, 9 Municipalities, Kollam & Trivandrum Corporations]
Total partner families: 81576
Christians 32023
Hindus 33613
Muslims 6638
SC/ST 10302

REGISTRATIONS
Khadi- KRL.3347
FCRA
12A
PAN
TAN

DSSS POLICIES
• NRM
• HR
• Gender
• Finance
• Health

CBO PROMOTED
SHGs 1475
Credit Unions 138
JLGs 327
Farmer’s clubs 165
Children’s clubs 65
Staff Strength: 59
[10 Professional & 41Technical]
Volunteers: 2125