Habitat for Humanity India has been responding to COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020 through the Road to Recovery strategy, serving over 13,27,076 people through Family Essential Kits, Hygiene Kits, Conditional Cash Transfer, Behaviour Change Communication training and Habitat Care Centres (HCCs).

Road to Recovery 2.0 is Habitat India’s response to the deadly second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Road to Recovery 2.0: COVID-19 Response

Hygiene Kit: Humanitarian aid in the form of a hygiene kit consisting of digital thermometer, oximeter, soaps, masks, handkerchiefs,  dishwashing soap, sanitary napkins and liquid hand-wash.

Family Essential Kit: All items from the hygiene kit and other essential items.

  • 50 Family Essential Kits and 50 Hygiene Kits were distributed to families of labourers working on coffee and tea plantations in Kodagu, Karnataka.
  • 30 Family Essential Kits and 10 Hygiene Kits were distributed to 40 families from the transgender community in Nelamangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • 700 families of the Irula tribe in Tamil Nadu received Hygiene and Family Essential Kits.
  • 300 families of daily wage workers received Hygiene and Family Essential Kits in Ulhasnagar, Badlapur located in Thane district,  Maharashtra.
  • 100 families of frontline health workers in Thane, Maharashtra received Hygiene Kits.
  • 275 families in Assam received Hygiene and Family Essential Kits.
  • 300 PPE kits and 20 litres of sanitisers were distributed to the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) office, the office of a member of the Legislative Assembly and a Mohalla Clinic in Delhi.

Habitat Care Centre (HCC): A Habitat Care Centre augments the existing medical infrastructure and supports vulnerable individuals with safe spaces to isolate or quarantine, keeping families safe and preventing transmission. Habitat India has also set up 18 HCCs so far in  Mumbai (Maharashtra), Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Delhi, Bengaluru (Karnataka), East Godavari and West Godavari (Andhra Pradesh)  with an aggregate capacity of 2,075 beds.

  • Two Habitat Care Centres were inaugurated in CSI Hospital and RMR Park Bommanahalli, Bengaluru on 26th May 2021. Both Care  Centres together have 100 beds along with medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators which will augment India’s medical infrastructure.
  • 68 oxygen concentrators were distributed to two COVID care facilities in NCR Delhi.
  • 12 oxygen concentrators were distributed to Dental College (Ambernath Municipal Council Hospital) in Ambernath, Maharashtra.
  • 15 oxygen concentrators provided to Adventist Hospital in Pune and Evangeline Booth Hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

Habitat India has served 14,220 individuals through Road to Recovery 2.0 so far.

Read more about Habitat's Road to Recovery 2.0: COVID-19 Response here.