Winnie Singh is Co-Founder of Maitri. Along with General Bhopinder Singh , she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Maitri was founded in 2005 as a felt need to support and create support groups in Uniformed Services to fight HIV/ AIDS in Shillong Meghalaya. Together, they worked with with uniformed services and in the slums of Delhi on reducing violence against women and prevention of domestic violence with HIV as a major constituent of the work. In 2008, they came across a unique and an extremely vulnerable population in Vrindavan, widows who were victims of domestic violence, inflicted by their family members, including their sons and relatives and rendered homeless and destitute to live on the streets of Vrindavan, begging. It was a heartfelt need to support and bring dignity into the lives of the homeless, destitute and abandoned widows of Vrindavan. It was a crucial moment in the history of Maitri and formed a benchmark to work towards identity, dignity and respect. Through her work over the last thirteen years, Winnie has witnessed that compassion and good will can bring transformational improvements in the lives of ageing, homeless and destitute widows. Winnie Singh is a committed social worker, with over two decades of experience at national and grassroots level in public healthcare, with special emphasis in the area of health, elderly and gender equity. Her lifelong interest in humanitarian relief, dynamic nature and action has been the driving force for a lot of new social programs in Northeast India, Domestic Violence, Widows of Vrindavan and in the slums of Delhi. She is a healer, counselor for relationship issues, whether its couple counseling, domestic violence or dating issues, her motto is : identify, understand and be happy. A certified past life regression therapist from Brian Weiss Omega Institute, she heals through regression. She is a speaker on Conscious Ageing.