Meet The Team

The unifying factor that binds Urja’s team together is their sheer compassion and commitment to incentivise homeless young women effectively so they can create their own destinies. The undeniable pedigree of our team in the social development sector has enabled them to develop a rich analytical and pragmatic perspective on social issues specifically those surrounding women’s rights. The hands-on, grass-root ideals have allowed them to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Spread over a gamut of academic disciplines: social work, education, physical education, economics, and management, each team member fuels and inspires the other to create a dynamic mesh of creative minds who stand up for ONE cause: ultimate empowerment of young homeless women.

Charu Chaturvedi

Resource Program Manager

Hashma Darakhshaan

Outreach & Advocacy Program Co-ordinator

Manjusha Alam

Social Worker

Neelam Jadhav

Social Worker

Pratibha Bangar

Account Assistant

Rajashi Banerjee

Development Program Co-ordinator

Reshma Thosar

Shelter Program Coordinator

Sakshi Pawar

Shelter and Office assistant

Sanjivani Dambhare

Social Worker

Sushma Tambe

Admin Assistant

Swati Jadhav

Medical Program In-charge

Vartika Shukla


Vinaya Sarmalkar

Night Care Incharge