Covenant Social Service (CSS) is the development wing of Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) which was founded by the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden (MCCS) in early 1940. MCCS initiated evangelical work in Maharashtra with the purpose of working among the Muslim population in India.
HCC was established in 1963. From its inception, HCC has been concerned about the vulnerable communities and has been involved in various social welfare works such as, drilling bore wells, providing disaster relief & rehabilitation, providing medical & educational services.
HCC started its development work based on the local needs of the community and funds were raised for short-term projects for a few years. In 2001, the organization decided to adopt a holistic approach and has done more comprehensive work in the form of programs. This led to the initiation of an organizational development process in 2002 and 2003.
Covenant Social Service (CSS) was established and commissioned to do the development work and provide humanitarian assistance which reflects the holistic needs of the person as well as the society. Gradually, CSS has progressed in its development intervention 10 states, 12 districts and one union territory over the years and has grown in size and reach. CSS is accountable to HCC, government bodies and individuals.