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Saheli Women's Shelter

Saheli Women's Shelter is designed to provide immediate support to women who are in distress and have no where to go and children who are at high risk of being abused.
Located in Chander Parisar, Sewla Kalan on the outskirts of Dehradun, as on 1st January 2017, it has 2 adult victim of domestic violence, 7 adolescent girls, 4 girls and 3 boys. The residents stay in the shelter and their food, education & all personal needs are taken care of. The children go to school, the women are given vocational training and helped in securing work in nearby factories. Adult women are allowed to stay in the Shelter for a maximum period of 3 years, after which we help them find rented accomodation and they shift out. The children are cared for till the time they finish their education and find jobs. If you'd like to help these women or chldren, please see our donation page for details.

Following women would be eligible for admission in the shelter:
  1. Victims of domestic violence.
  2. Victims of rape.
  3. Victims of dowry.
  4. Homeless women.
  5. Runaway girls.
  6. Women survivors of natural disaster, who have been rendered homeless and are without any social and economic support.
  7. Women deserted by families for any reason.
  8. Sex workers, who seek help.
  9. Working women who have no place to stay and are in need of immediate accommodation.

The following women are not eligible for admission:
  1. Psychiatric patients, unless well controlled by drugs.
Saheli women

Male children dependent upon women in shelter will be allowed upto the age of 10 years.

Duration of Stay: Maximum period of stay in the shelter is three years, which is considered adequate period for effective rehabilitation, except for working women, who are admitted due to urgency in securing accommodation, in which case the maximum period of stay is six months. The maximum period can be waived off in exceptional cases by a resolution of Saheli trustees. Working women would need to submit a salary certificate along with the application and would be need to pay 20% of their net salary to the Shelter, for all others it is totally free.

Women admitted in the SWS will be provided with the following facilities:
  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Medical cover
  • Legal help
  • Psychological counselling
  • Rehabilitation training

    If you'd like to help us run this shelter, please drop us an email. You could help us by donating, by providing us with raw food items for use in the shelter or good quality clothes for inmates. Come and celebrate your birthdays or anniversaries with us in the shelter and make our women smile. For more information please call +91 9760371958.

    If you wish you could help by donating whatever you are comfortable with.
    To donate, you could transfer the money online to the following account:

    Name of Account: Saheli Trust
    Name of Bank: Allahabad Bank
    Branch: Rajpur Road, Jakhan, Dehradun
    Type of account: Saving
    Account Number: 50236632576
    IFSC Code: ALLA0212835
    Please note that Bank Transfers in India can only be done on Monday to Friday uptil 6.30 pm IST and on Saturday upto 12.30pm .
    Or you could message us or call our helpline number (9760371958) and we will pick up the donation if you live in Dehradun.