The Foundation was established in August 1996 on the basis of the prestigious Fellowship for Population Innovations of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation received by Anuja Gupta, Director of RAHI.
The centre is dedicated to providing individual and group services for survivors aimed at their psychological, emotional, sexual and spiritual recovery. RAHI offers its consultation and supervision to other individual and groups working with incest survivors. It works closely with individuals and organisations interested in starting survivor groups in other parts of the country. It is involved in conceptualising and planning stages and offers clinical supervision and guidance for the running of the group. RAHI also provides individual supervision to practitioners and other NGOs on their incest cases.
It was announced in 2008 that Frank Ganley would be donating $2,000,000 to the fund.