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Saheli Residence

Saheli Residence 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 or those who need a loving place to study. We do not accept those children whose legal guardians are not available. For such children, one should contact the Child Helpline (Telephone Number: 1098) who will then assist you in finding a legal place for such children.
Located in Sewla Kalan on the outskirts of Dehradun, as on 1st March 2021, it has 8 adult women, 4 girls and 3 boys. The residents stay in the home 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 home 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 home:
  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 / girls are not eligible for admission:
  1. Psychiatric patients, unless well controlled by drugs.
  2. Mentally/ Physically challenged persons
  3. Age more than 30 years.
Saheli Home

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

Duration of Stay: Maximum period of stay in the home 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 home, for all others it is totally free.

Women admitted in the SWS will be provided with the following facilities:
  1. Food
  2. Clothes
  3. Toiletries
  4. Medical cover
  5. Legal help
  6. Psychological counselling
  7. Rehabilitation training

Help us build a permanent home.

Saheli Trust has, with help of donors, bought 230 sq.yds of land in Chandrabani area close to the existing building, which is on rent. We have got approval from Mussorie Dehradun Development Association for a 2 storey building capable of accommodating 25 children. We have an estimated budget of INR 85 lakhs for the construction. We would like to appeal to everyone to help us build a home for our children. The land is & the building will be in the name of Saheli Trust.

Details of the project are here in this pdf file.

To donate please see this page.

If you live abroad, please mail us and we will send the necessary details.

Thank you.

If you'd like to help us run this home, please drop us an email. You could help us by donating, by providing us with raw food items for use in the home or good quality clothes for inmates. Come and celebrate your birthdays or anniversaries with us in the home 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.