The Society of the Oblates of the Sacred Heart (OSH) has established a registered Social Service Society (registered under Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific & Charitable Societies Act Xll of 1955) with the name 'Sacred Heart Social Service Society' before the Kottayam District Register, General with the Reg. No. K. 463/07, to co-ordinate the charitable and social activities of the Society of OSH with its own Rules and Regulations.
The members are admitted from the Society of OSH by the president from time to time are the members of the Society. The members cannot be less than seven and more than fifty. The supreme control and management of the affairs of the society is vested in the Board of Directors. The annual General Body elects the Board of Directors for one year and they may be re-elected upon the expiration of their term of office.
The Society of OSH spends from its income for the charitable and social activities and it is administered through the SHESSS. The working members try to raise funds also from the contributions of the generous people. We also depend up on people of good will here and abroad to raise funds to take care of the needy in the society.
Some of the major projects being accomplished by SHESSS are:
1.Sacred Heart Mercy Home Project
This project helps five poor families of different areas in and around Kottayam to renovate their houses. The distribution of two hundred thousand rupees per house have really helped them to find an abode for themselves.
2. Career Guidance Program
This intends mainly on awareness program for civil service and career guidance. After the civil service orientation program, conducted in the leadership of IAS officials, scholarships being awarded for the selected candidates who attends full time civil service coaching.
3. Basic School Education Program
Through this project, SHESSS with the help of Sacred Heart Public School Kottayam provide kits with study materials costs ₹1500 per student for poor students of aided schools for the last 2 years and more than 400 students benefited from this each year.
4. Unarve Program
UNARVE has become a brainstorming program for the weak and disabled students of aided schools to fetch them to the mainstream and to increase their level of learning ability. This is more a personal and psychological approach so that each disabled and weak students may get special attention and care to come up with more vigour and interest in their studies. At present this program is being conducted at 10 different schools which benefits around thousand students.
5. Medical Camps
Medical camps, especially for the department of ophthalmology was conducted in different areas of Kerala which consisted of eye tests, distribution of spectacles and cataract surgery etc.
6. Flood Relief Work
SHESSS has been very active and performed timely intervention and help for the suffering flood victims in2018. Almost 1.5 million rupees have been spent for the same.
7. Sacred Heart Karunya project
This project top ups with thousand rupees for 20 very poor families of eight districts every month which is a real help for their daily living.
8. Educational help for students
Selected 13 very smart but poor students of different areas of Kerala are being supported financially by providing the full expense of their study from class 8 through 12.
Other than the above projects, SHESSS provides special and extra aid for education, treatment and house construction etc. periodically as necessity emerges