Quilon Social Service Society (QSSS)

Reg. No: Q137/60
Fathima Road, Cutcherry P.O., Kollam- 691013, Kerala
Ph: 0474-2797438, 2797428
Email: qsss@rediffmail.com
Web: www.qsss.org

Quilon Social Service Society [QSSS], the official organ of the Diocese for social action founded by Rt. Rev. Dr. Jerome M. Fernandez, Bishop of Quilon, in 1960, for catering to a large segment of the ethnic fisher population in the State which finds place only at the outer run of the social strata. The pioneer role played by the Quilon Social Service Society through its poverty alleviation, social empowerment and basic infrastructure development programs are very much appreciated by both the public and government. QSSS has been instrumental in providing basic shelters to thousands of homeless families; fishing boats and equipments to hundreds of indigenous fishermen, organized livelihood support to innumerous Self Help Groups, occupational assistance to several unemployed, especially women, educational sponsorship for children, etc. QSSS had a key role in the Tsunami Rehabilitation programs of both Church and the State Government [Housing Programme of post disaster management] in the State. QSSS is the nodal agency of Child line project of Kollam Dist.

DSSS POLICIES:
• NRM
• HR
• Gender
• Finance

OPERATIONAL AREA:
Kollam, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts [45 Grama Panchayaths, 03 Municipalities & Kollam Corporation]

CORE COMPETENCY:
• Training in Gender Development, Women and Child Protection, Palliative Care & Cancer Care
• Fish Processing, Clamb Processing Unit , Pisci Culture & Neera Production
• Infrastructure Development
( Housing)
• Community Organization
• Liaison with Government

ACCREDITATIONS AND AWARDS RECEIVED:
• Nehru Samskarika Samithi for Social Service in 2005
• National Skill Conference, Banglore in 2007
• Caritas India – IN appreciation of Service rendered in Tsunami
• Helpage India in 2007
• International Centre for Study and Development Certificate of Appreciation in 2000
• Directorate of Health Service for Interventions in TB (2012)

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES:
• QSSS Central administrative office @ Kollam
• Shreyas Training Centre, Chavara:

  •     A well furnished training hall
  •    Accommodation for 60 people.

INITIATIVES OF QSSS :
• DB Tech, Kollam
• Shelter Home for Victims of Domestic Violence, Kollam under Kerala State Social Welfare Board
• Anjanam Children’s Home Neendakara, Kollam, Under JJ Act
• Fish Processing unit, Vaddy, Kollam
• Clam Processing Unit, Tekkubhavam, Karunagappally
• Book Binding unit, QSSS Kollam
• Rural Mart [NABARD], Kollam

MAJOR PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED
• Community organization development
• Rehabilitation of Tsunami victims
• CBDP & CMDRR
• Gender empowerment
• Housing & Sanitation
• Livelihood programs
• Family development
• Sponsorship & Education facilitation