Quick Facts

  • EMC was established in 1985 as an umbrella organization and offers a host of projects to fight poverty and social injustice.

About EMC

Kolkata, the city of joy! This city can boast of its rich history, cultural heritage and diverse people groups; and yet it also tells a sad story of the neglect and apathy of mankind. Among the masses that make their way on the busy, overpopulated streets of Kolkata, a vast majority live on the sidewalks and pavements, without access to basic amenities. Down crooked side-streets and in the spaces between buildings, another world exists. Here, in these pockets, are communities that suffer great deprivation and struggle to survive from day to day.  “…a million coal-fires burn; smoke gets in your throat and eyes,.and heart and soul in turn..”

The marginalized and underprivileged communities of this city endure tremendous hardship everyday. Most of them live in the midst of drug abuse, sexual exploitation, dysfunctional families and rising infection of HIV. The children are the worst victims and suffer silently; voiceless and without rights. They are subject to every abuse and are truly the city’s poorest residents.

Emmanuel Ministries Calcutta is a Charitable Trust, registered in1985, serving the poor, marginalized and vulnerable communities within, and outside, the city of Kolkata, India. “Let each one have his dignity and a chance to be on the road… to freedom.”

Our Vision

A movement of affirmed and empowered communities and individuals who in turn hold out hope and dignity to others.

OUr mission

Our activities through the various departments include listening, befriending, counseling, awareness and education, health care, prevention, intervention, treatment, rehabilitation, training, capacity building, advocacy and campaigning on behalf of the homeless, hand rickshaw pullers and ragpickers, self-help groups and job skills development. Our aim is to improve the quality of life of the individual and re-integrate him into society as a contributing, self-respecting citizen.