SPYM – India

The Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses (SPYM) is an Indian organization dedicated to reaching out to the most disadvantaged sections of society

 Literacy programme

A literacy programme in one of SPYM’s juvenile reception centre in India

SPYM was founded in 1986 and has since been dedicated to reaching out to the most disadvantaged sections of Indian society, with a strong focus on community mobilization, health care and socio-economic development.

Intervention areas

Alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment, support to people with HIV/AIDS and prevention activities, support to the homeless, sexual and reproductive health, advocacy, research and survey

SPYM at a Glance


Opening year

250 + 100

Collaborators and volunteers

8 facilities

8 addiction treatment centres across the country

+ 1,000 people served

By SPYM in 2016


  • Treatment programme for adult men – 3 centres (Delhi, Chandigarh, Darjeeling) – people served: 664
  • Treatment programme for the male homeless – 2 centres (Mubarapur, Delhi ; Dakshinpuri, Delhi) – people served: 134
  • Treatment programme for women and adolescent girls – people served: 25
  • Treatment programme for juveniles in conflict with the law – people served: 318
  • Treatment programme for male street-based children – people served: 182
  • Sensitization and awareness programmes on drug abuse prevention at over 100 government schools, for students and teachers
  • Training and refresher courses for NGO staff working in the field of substance abuse and addiction treatment


The organization is highly recognized at the national and international level. It has been granted with the most prestigious awards for its outstanding work in the field of alcohol and drug prevention and HIV/AIDS. Its principal affiliations are as follows:

  • Associate member of Dianova International
  • Member of the Juvenile Justice Committee, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi
  • Member of the Central Advisory Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development
  • Member of the Steering Group of International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
  • Member of the Steering committee Project H-13, UNODC for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries
  • National Secretary, Federation of Indian NGOs for Drugs and AIDS Prevention (FINGODAP)
  • National Secretary, Association of Resource Managers against Alcohol & Drug Abuse (ARMADA)
  • Consultative status to the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC)

Contact Information

  • Address: SPYM Centre, 111/9, Opposite Sector B-4, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi- 110070 (India)
  • Web site: www.spym.org