Having lost the father during my childhood and being brought up in an orphanage, undergone many suffering and staying with orphans made me understand the world better and had given me thought to work for the orphan street children. CARDS came into being in 2003 with the vision to improve the lives of poor and neglected communities, focusing especially women and children whose position in Indian society was a disgrace to the human race, especially considering that they have long been central to all achievements of the human race. The march towards CARDS's vision for the past 9 years is now a part of our history.
D. Vijaya Rao, Founder & Director
To offer an alternative route to vulnerable children away from the streets into a life that offers safety and opportunity helping to secure the future for them.
CARDS has carried out several relief activities during the Tsunami, Flood and Cyclone relief activities since its inception in the year 2003 to provide relief to those effected by the floods in the Guntur District. In the devastating floods, CARDS extended its services to the worst flood affected areas of Guntur District, by supplying medicines,clothes,food and utensils organizing different relief camps at different places, with the support of volunteers collected relief materials from different individual donors to serve the victims.
CARDS aims at utilizing the scientific methods of social work for problem identification, problem solving and problem prevention for the multifaceted development of children, youth and women who are at a disadvantage. it's focus is on the interactions between the children, youth and women and system in their social environment by helping them to obtain the resources, services and opportunities they need to realize their aspirations and to help them cope with their life tasks. It is a non-governmental organization registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies registration Act 35 of 2001.