The Department is running Short Stay Homes for women in distress.

Key Features

  • To provide temporary shelter and support to women and girls who have no social support systems to rely on.
  • To rehabilitate the women and girls socially and economically by provision of skill training, counselling.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Those who, as a result of family tension or discord, are made to leave their homes without any means of subsistence and have no social protection from exploitation and/or are facing litigation on account of marital disputes.
  • Those who escape from their homes due to family problems.
  • Girls, between the age group of 15 to 35 years to be given preference.
  • Children accompanying the mother or born in the Institution may be permitted to stay in the Home only upto the age of 6 years, after which they may be transferred to children's institutions or provided foster care facilities.

Eligibility Conditions for the NGO under the Scheme

  • The Organization should have a properly constituted Managing Body with its powers, duties, duties and responsibilities clearly defined and laid down in written. Its financial position should be sound. It should have facilities, resources, experience and personnel to run the institution.
  • Any Institution running Short Stay for women shall apply for License on Form I of WCIL Act. The folowing institutions have been provided license by the department.

Details of the Short Stay Homes
S.No.Name of Short Stay Home Addres which is running the Short Stay HomeTelephone
1.Sisters of the Destitute.Shantidham, Home for The Destitute Women, Khera Khurd, Delhi-110082 011-27874091
2.Jivodaya Ashralayam.Jivodaya Ashralayam, A-Block, Shiv Vihar, Vikas Nagar,New Delhi 110059 011-27253204, 27418672
3.Missionaries of Charity.Asha Daan, 14 X Karkardooma Institutional Area, Delhi- 110093 . 011-22374866
4.YWCA.Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Shelter Home, Ashoka Road, New Delhi 110001. 011-43553142-48
5.Shakti Shalini.6/30-B, Lower Ground Floor,Kargil Park lane, Jungpura-B,New Delhi- 110014.011-24373737

 Women Empowerment Cell, Phone 011-23383667, 23070996, 23388818 Fax: 23070379