Maan Foundation is a national NGO based in Lucknow, dedicated to the empowerment of the LGBT community, providing support in the areas of sexual health, human rights, social equality and overall well being.
The local LGBT community is still faced with stigma and discrimination, because of which many of them are forced to leave their homes and jobs because of their sexual identity. According to Maan Foundation, almost 200 LGBTs are currently without a home and living on the streets.
With the aid of PlanetRomeo Foundation, a shelter program will be set up for those in need of a temporary home and care. The program also includes skills trainings to increase their job opportunities.