Sayodhya Home offers services that include 24-hour availability of emergency shelter; counseling and support for GBV survivors. Once the victim reaches Sayodhya home, our efforts are focused in providing an environment that will help her recover from the traumatic effects of victimization and develop an understanding of herself and awareness of the dynamics of domestic violence, relationships, financial and workplace requirements through rehabilitation skill trainings and counseling. Every client has to undergo a counseling session and our multi-disciplinary team helps the women to decide her future course of action.
Sayodhya is a non-profit founded by women in 2010. Sayodhya established a transit refuge center for women and children escaping various abusive situations, who have no social support systems to rely on. Five years ago, Sayodhya was running from Private accommodation, but now we have a designated center. In 2014 GHMC allotted a Community Hall to Sayodhya as part of its night shelter programmes. Since it's establishment, Sayodhya has provided emergency shelter to over 3000 women and their children, and hostel accommodation for another 500 young girls
Sayodhya's USP lies in successfully utilising a community-based approach towards curbing GBV and empowering women—it has leveraged platform of women's collectives, locally known as self help groups (SHGs), promoted by the Indian government by selecting women leaders from these organisations and training them as community counselors. This group of community resource persons (CRPs), the backbone of Sayodhya, works for change at the grassroots level by running counseling centres in the slums.
First a warm welcome and assurance that all will be well . then know about her current situation.
Accommodation: Free includes stay, bedding, toiletry, clothes according to the necessity.
Services: Our trained staff are available 24 hours and 7 days a week
Counseling: building up the rapport , helping her ventilate by ensuring confidentiality and helping her understand the problem, explore different possibilities, and plan for future course of action
Legal advice: our legal advisor will help her in legal counseling and how to go about the problem.
Support for reintegration with family: helps her in the process of reintegration if she wishes to do so.
Support groups and community networks: connects the inmates to different support groups, community networks, vocational training institutions whenever and where ever required.
Availability of 24 hour help line:
First aid facilities: free first aid facility is provided
Training women as family counselors and para legal volunteers to run free family counseling centers in local slums. They reach out to the women affected by violence to support her with basic needs, legal counseling, initial legal steps, crisis management so as to make her strong enough to lead violence free life with
Sayodhya is facilitating basic training in tailoring to women survivors of domestic violence and women who like to expand and enhance their tailoring and garment making skills. till now 500 women have been given basic training in Tailoring. we encourage them to start their own garment making business.
Sayodhya has established Rehabilitation Centre in Women Closed Ward, Institute of Mental HealthCare, Erragadda in February 2020 . these women underwent treatment in NIMH as patients and remained there in the hospital for almost 7 years waiting for their family to claim their custody.
a skill development program designed to upskill the third gendered persons and mainstream them by providing placements. In Nov,2019 in collaboration with NFDC, Chennai, and SEEDAP provided the skills ttraining to Transgender persons to gain a foothold in Job market.
Sayodhya organises Cooks Skill Training to Women who have been affected by domestic violence and provides placement or settlement support to the trained women.
Sayodhya regularly conducts drives in association with GHMC to identify homeless people and shifts them to its shelter. When it comes to beggars, the staff first interacts with them and ascertain the reason behind them resorting to begging.
In order to prevent hygiene and health issues, especially anemia among school-age girls, Sayodhya is assisting government schools in setting up their own reusable sanitary pads making units in schools to make available sanitary napkins year around.
My Abhyasa Centres (MACs) are evening tutoring centres that aim to help children from the slums of Amberpet get functional literacy and numeracy. In doing so we are people these children end the cycle of poverty that plagues our communities.
Volunteers fulfill an important role at SAYODHYA. They bring spirit and enthusiasm to many areas. Our home for needy can always use LOTS of extra hands. Raise awareness in your local community about counseling centers by becoming a Sayodhya volunteer. There are many ways to get involved from hosting a meeting to mobilizing support in your locality to starting a new free family counseling center.
Sayodhya Home GHMC Community Hall, Opposite D-MART Kamala nagar, Golnaka, Amberpet, Hyderabad, Telangana Helpline : 18005991811
support that will help her change from being a victim to an active citizen.
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