The support of Vidiyal and NewDawn India extends into the slum itself, offering love, care and practical help to elderly people and the families of the Vidiyal children. A tailoring centre was set up for young women who would previously have earned their living panning in the sewers. On completion of the course they have been presented with their own sewing machine so that they can provide for their families.
Meetings with mothers are held to educate them about healthcare and to allow them to discuss any concerns. More recently the meetings for fathers have been introduced, as well as father and child camps, aimed at improving family bonds.
Regular gatherings are held for the elderly when they are transported to the drop-in centre for time of song, tales from the past and even dancing. This is followed by a meal and then each elder is presented with a gift of a sari, dhoti or covering.