Aasra is a crisis intervention center for the lonely, distressed and suicidal. Aasra functions as a unit of Befrienders Worldwide/Samaritans and is registered as a Public Charity under the Bombay Charity Act, 1960(Registration No. E 2047). Befrienders Worldwide/Samaritans has been working in the field of crisis intervention and areas of emotional and mental health since 1960. Aasra is the only help line in Navi Mumbai and started functioning from 13 September 1998.