SWADHAR HOME (Since 2005)

The Swadhar Home for women and girls from difficult situations completr their readjustment in family/societyted its Seventeenth year. During the reporting year, 19 women and 5 children were newly admitted to the home. This reporting period, 16 women and 9 children were rehabilitated into their own families after counseling the husbands and family members emphasizing the need for mutual respect and valuing the contributions made by women for the welfare of the family. The regular services of nutritious meals, medical check-up and health care, counseling, vocational training and job placements for the inmates are continued as per the stipulations of the Government. From 1.11.2005 to the present, the home has received 801 Women and Children.

This scheme comes under the Ministry Of Women And Child Development, Government Of India. The main objective of the scheme is

  • To cater to the primary need of shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment and care of the women in distress and who are without any social and economic support.
  • To enable them to regain their emotional strength that gets hampered due to their encounter with unfortunate circumstances.
  • To provide them with legal aid and guidance to enable them to take steps for their readjustment in family/society.
  • To act as a support system that understands and meets various requirements of women in distress.
  • To enable them to start their life afresh with dignity and conviction.

The total floor space of this Home is 5500 Sq.ft. It has a Residents Superintendent room, Bathrooms, and the side walls are tiled.

This home is furnished with 30 double iron cots to accommodate 60 inmates with 52 safety lockers to keep their personal things safe. The Home is fitted with lights, fans and night lamps for the comfort of the inmates. Each inmate is provided with a cot, mat, pillow with covers ,bed sheets, towels, etc. Everyone has access to television for recreation. The mini-library has a collection of 1500 books on topics like self confidence, the art of living, real life stories, mind concentration progress, womens rights, historical stories, medicine, education and health.

Indoor and Outdoor games materials are available for relaxation. Fire fighting equipments are fitted in strategic places for emergency use Stock register on clothes like chudithars, sarees, blouses, petticoats, Children's clothes, nighties, etc which are meant for distribution to inmates is maintained.

At the end of the reporting period the category and number of inmates in the Swadhar Home are as follows:

Destitute Women 19
Women 06
Women from Broken Family 04
Children 07
Total 36
The Services provided in Swadhar Home:

Swadhar scheme provided an healthy food to the inmates. Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Dinner are prepared hygienically and served according to a pre-planned weekly menu chart. On important festivals and National days some special items are added to the regular menu. At the Recommendation of the District Social Welfare Officer, the District Supplies Officer has issued a Bulk Permit to the Home with which most of the food materials are purchased at a highly subsidized price and therefore the inmates are supplied with adequate food. When the inmates are sick special food is prepared and served as per Doctor's recommendation.

Health Care:

A qualified Doctor visits the Home every week for health check-up and she is available on call whenever anyone falls sick. Referrals are made to the Government Hospital as and when necessary. Otherwise, the medicines are supplied by the Home as per the Doctors prescriptions. The pregnant inmates are registered with the Govt. Hospital where they get regular check-ups and are supplied with Iron and Calcium tablets. Types of diseases the inmates often suffer from are diabetics, HIV/AIDS, Asthma, fits, Skin diseases, Cracks on heels, blood pressure, Psychiatric disorder, Vitamin deficiency, menses, body pains, cold, cough, fever, etc. The tablets for the above health problems are kept in the home and distributed to the inmates when they fall sick. Stock Register is maintained and the tablets are replenished from time to time.

Some of the medicines /tablets are supplied by the government hospital free of cost and the others have to be purchased from the medical shops. On the television only confidence building songs based on cinema or devotion and films are shown in the closed circuit television. Violence, sex and crimes are totally avoided for viewing.


The Home has a full time qualified Counselor. She meets the inmates on a regular basis and maintains a record on each of them. She helps the inmates to resolve their personal conflicts through psycho-social and psycho-sexual counseling. The inmates close relatives are also counselled and after reconciling the conflicts and differences of attitudes / opinions, the inmates are sent home to resume their normal family life. Some of the cases that cannot be helped through counseling are referred to the District Social Welfare Officer who uses her power to settle disputes by resorting to legal action.


The Home motivates its inmates to prepare themselves to become independent and self-reliant. The Home provides training in Computer operating and Tailoring to the inmates depending on their interest and capacity. The inmates who are capable and willing to work are assisted to find jobs outside the Home.