The SSH scheme for women and girls extends temporary shelter and rehabilitation to those women and girls who have no social support systems due to family problems, mental strains, social ostracism, exploitation and other causes. It creates a space for women to socially and economically equip themselves to face the challenges. The services extended in these homes include medical care, psychiatric treatment, case work services, occupational therapy, educational cum vocational training, recreational facilities, etc.
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.
Non-Government Voluntary Organisations, a Public Trust registered under any law for the time being in force, local bodies or other bodies as specified by the Project Sanctioning Committee from time to time.
Those who are being forced into prostitution.
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 facing litigation on account of marital disputes.
Those who have been sexually assaulted and are facing the problem of re-adjustment in the family or society.
Victims of mental maladjustment, emotional disturbances and social ostracism.
Those who escape from their homes due to family problems, mental/physical treatment and counseling for their rehabilitation and re-adjustment in family/society.
Girls, between the age group of 15 to 35 years should 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 7 years, after which they may be transferred to children's institutions or provided foster care facilities.
Pattern of Assistance
(Amount in Rupees)
A - Salary
Training and Rehabilitation Officer
Medical Doctor (Part time)
Counsellor (Full time)
Clerk (Typing, Accounting and Store Keeper)
Chowkidar/Peon (two persons per Home)
B - Other Recurring
Maintenance of Residents @ (Rs. 500 per resident p.m. for 30 residents)
Pocket Money (average of 7 children per home)
(@ Rs. 25 per child)
Education for the children (average of 7 children per home)
(@ Rs. 550 per child)
Total (a+b) Based on rent for class C city
@ to increase at the rate of 10 per cent each year; and
# to increase at the rate of 15 per cent after 3 years.
* Rs. 6000/- p.m. and Rs. 8000/- p.m. for class 'B' and 'A' cities respectively.
C - Non-recurring expenditure on Home
Assistance for office furniture, beds, bedding, machines and other items of permanent use by the residents.
Recreation & Development activities (TV, Radio and Indoor Games)
Total (in the 1st year)
Recurring grant will be released in two installments. Non-recurring grant will be sanctioned only once at the time of starting a new Short Stay Home.
For this scheme there will be a District Level Committee which will consist of :
District Magistrate (Chairperson)
District Superintendent of Police
NGO(s) implementing the scheme
One Socially active woman
One Representative from a Women's Organisation
District Welfare Officer - Convener
Tasks to be performed by this Committee are:
To monitor and review the functioning of these Homes;
To suggest steps for sustainable rehabilitation of the inmates and to review these measures;
To review the steps for the safety of the inmates;
To review the facilities available to the inmates;
To encourage community participation in these efforts; and
To link other schemes with these Homes
The organisation should have a properly constituted Managing Body with its powers, 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 initiate the scheme for which assistance is sought.
It should not be run for profit to any individual or body of individuals.
It should have three years experience after its registration.
Procedure for Applying
Proposal in the prescribed application should be submitted through the State Government with their recommendations for sanctioning new homes to
Deputy Secretary (MD)
Department of Women and Child Development
1st Floor, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 001
Tel.: 3368535 Fax: 3348521
It will however be open to the Central Government to entertain an application directly from an institution/organisation of an all India character.
For the homes already sanctioned, application for the release of grants may be sent to:
The Executive Director
Central Social Welfare Board
Samaj Kalyan Bhawan
B 12 Tara Crescent
South of IIT
New Delhi-110 016
Tel.: 6865474 Fax: 6960057
Documents to be enclosed
as referred in the application form.
Short Stay Home for Women and Girls
Full address of the proposed location of the Short Stay Home:
Telephone No. with STD Code
Whether the location is a District HQ,
Block HQ, Tehsil HQ or village
Accommodation available for the Short Stay Home
No. of rooms
Total Area (Sq. feet)
Is it rent-free accommodation
Classification of proposed beneficiaries
Type of Problem
No. of Women proposed Beneficiaries
In moral danger
Victims of Rape
Cruelty by family members
Deserted by Husband
Others (please specify)
No. of Family Counselling Centres
in the District
Is your NGO running any Family
No. of Destitute Homes run by the
State Govt. in your District
Signature of Secretary/President
Part-C-Proforma for Pre-sanction Appraisal Report
Part-D-Recommendation by State Government.