COMMON CARE STANDARDS IN ALL SHELTERS
Victims treated with dignity and respect.
Victims given time to heal, not rushed into routine or activities.
Victims given a choice in every aspect of their stay, training and work at the shelter.
Victims given equal authority for running daily operations at the shelter.
Responsibility sharing and distribution for bay management among victims for equal stake
Sakhis (survivor-counsellors) provide peer counselling to victims
Professional staff provide individual counselling
Peer groups contribute to group healing
Chakka-bhajan(performing art) session for one hour daily for therapeutic healing
Meditation session by Bramhakumari Brothers
20 bed hospital located in-house with one nurse and one doctor on duty.
Special visits every week by specialists – gynaecologists, sexologists, ENT etc.
Monthly medical camps conducted for all residents.
On demand medical treatment given in collaboration with different hospitals for HIV, TB, STD.
No victim ever denied any medical support. Neonatal and post natal assistance given in-house.
Emergency Shelter is where the victim is brought in immediately from the police station. A victim is kept in the ES for any duration for 1 day to 30 days depending on the individual case.
Objective of the shelter is to provide immediate emotional support through counselling and earn trust of the victim as a place she can feel safe in
Most legal formalities for evidence recording u/s 164 of IPC are conducted from this shelter
Victims are also taken to medical emergencies and any conditions of HIV, pregnancy etc are detected from this shelter
Once the victim is comfortable with living in the shelter, she is transferred to Adult or Children’s shelter depending on her age
Children’s Shelter is where the child victims (below 18 years) are brought from Emergency shelter for rehabilitation and healing. Mostly victims stay at children’s shelters for any duration upto the age of 18, or until their release orders from Child Welfare Committee.
Objective of the shelter is to encourage children to take up education seriously. Children are sent to learning center within the center to prepare them for normal school thereafter admitted in government and private schools outside the shelter as well as colleges outside the shelter depending on their educational qualifications.
Shelter home follows a daily routine, which includes dorm management, school and study hours for 8 hours, cleanliness and maintenance of premises all managed and monitored by the young girls
Individuals requiring medical and psychological attention are taken care of on a on-demand basis besides regular sessions for the said purposes. Some mental health patients and pregnant and lactating girls are given special attention.
Parent/Gaurdian visits are facilitated based on permissions given by Child Welfare Committee on a sunday. Special care is taken for over-all personality development and grooming through exposure trips, leadership training, student management committees
Adult Shelter is where the adult victims (above 18 years) are brought from Emergency shelter for rehabilitation and healing. Mostly victims stay at adult shelters for any duration between 3 months to 2 years, depending on court release orders
Objective of the shelter is to provide holistic healing and long term rehabilitation of victims through emotional and psychological healing and life skill support.
Shelter home follows a daily routine, which includes dorm management, skill development, cleanliness and maintenance of premises
Individuals requiring medical and psychological attention are taken care of on a on-demand basis besides regular sessions for the said purposes
Victims/survivors are released on a court order. The court scrutinizes the Home Investigation Report and gives the final direction regarding each case.