CPAA’s Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1987 to provide economic independence, social camaraderie and hope to cancer patients and their care givers by giving them gainful and appropriate employment. The Center helps patients tide over the times when they are forced to lose their home, businesses and other precious possessions to meet treatment expenses and other costs. Additionally such patients are retrained in an appropriate craft so that they have a new source of income to help them support their families with self respect and dignity.
The patients and their relatives are referred to the centre by various hospitals and treatment centers. They are trained in various skills, given monthly wages, conveyance expenses, children’s school fees, medical aid and rations from the food bank. Thousands of cancer patients and their family members have been supported over the years. They are allowed time off as required for their treatment. The supportive environment boosts morale. Unconditional job opportunity and special vocational training is either given in-house or sponsored for the deserving candidates. A number of them have subsequently found gainful employment outside the association making use of the training received here.
Salonè Diyè: Ethnic object ďart, the cherished and ever charming diya (traditional oil lamp) has received a new apparition under CPAA’s Salonè Diyè enterprise. Here, an exclusive and exquisite range of tastefully designed hand-crafted and hand-painted terracotta Diyas designed specially by Saloni Drolia (hence the name Salonè Diyè), Ganpati idols and gift-boxes, bear that special look, and have become artifacts to treasure for their rarity and exclusiveness of design. Saloni Drolia, a USA certified pharmacist, started designing the Salonè Diyè range while still in college, and has been instrumental in taking the traditional Oil Lamp to the next level.
Linen for the Hotel Industry: Linen items designed and manufactured exclusively for the prestigious Taj Group of Hotels in India and aboard are: Dinner Napkins, Cocktail napkins, Cloakroom Napkins, Tablecloths, Overlays, Table runners, Table Mats, Tea Cozy’s, Coasters, Doilies, Bed Runners, Laundry Bags, Shoe Bags, Slipper Pouches, Aprons, Trolley Covers, Chair Covers, Chair Bows.
Breast Prosthesis: Self-image is an important part of the recovery process following a mastectomy for breast cancer patients. After extensive research, we have developed a low-cost, high-quality breast prosthesis, based largely on Indian material and to suit Indian weather conditions. It is ideal for long hours of wear and can be easily machine or hand washed, making it a safe, affordable and hassle-free product, which can be used within weeks of surgery by mastectomy patients.
While the breast prostheses are available at various hospitals in Mumbai, they can be obtained directly from the Rehabilitation Center at Mumbai. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and further information.
How to keep this Centre Patient Caring & Financially Viable
The Rehabilitation Center prides in its quality of work and the good-will acquired as a result of it. 25 years of continual collaboration with the Taj Group of Hotels and the success of Salonè Diyè is a testament of the same. Our indigenously crafted breast prosthesis reiterates the same perspective.