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Short Stay Home (for women)

 

 

Short Stay Homes (for women) are shortly going to be started in Patna and Biharsharif towns. 

 

Objective:

 

    Provide temporary shelter, training and rehabilitation services to females suffering due to domestic violence, sexual oppression, trafficking, dowry or other reasons in family and society; in consultation with local ‘Women Help Line’.

     

 

Activities:

 

    Admission of suffering women on recommendation of local ‘Women Help Line’.
    Prompt information to local Police Station; and ‘Women Help Line’ (within 24 hours) about women directly approaching the Short Stay Home for help and support. In case of failure to get recommendation from Helpline (for any reason), the women would be admitted for a maximum of three days.
    Medical/health check-up of admitted women within three days of admission in the Short Stay Home.
    Coordination with Help Line for specific counselling and free legal aid.
    Liaison/network development for vocational training and rehabilitation of women admitted in Short Stay Home; and their economic rehabilitation.
    Make efforts for rehabilitation of women with family and society through counselling.
    Monthly review by specially formed ‘committee’ regarding activities and extension of stay of women admitted in the Short Stay Home. 

 

Beneficiaries:

 

Women suffering atrocities, suppression, discrimination in the assigned area.  

 

 

Priority Cases:

 

    Female forced for prostitution.
    Victims of sexual exploitation facing difficulty in rehabilitation in family/society.
    Women facing problems due to marital discord, emotional torture, social boycott, etc.
    Women needing psychiatric help and counselling due to family problem, physical/mental torture.
    Women recommended for admission by state government/court/WDC Bihar.
    Priority will be given to women between 15 to 35 years of age and SC/ST/Physically challenged.
    Child (Son) of women up to eight years of age including those delivered in the Home. No age bar is applied for girl children.
    Temporary shelter to women coming to the town for court appearance in legal matters where they are the victim.

 

Area served:

    Patna and Nalanda Districts (Bihar)

 

The Team:

    Two Counsellors (One male and one female – Post-graduate in Psychology), Typist-cum-clerical Assistant and Helper.

 

Supporting Agency:

 

Women Development Corporation, Bihar

 

 

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