Services & Facilities at Panah Shelter Home

We provide the following at Panah:

  • Safe shelter and free boarding and lodging to women and their dependent children
  • Strict security is provided. Alarm system, C.C. TV cameras, tracking system n vehicles, police escort for special cases. Police and Security personnel provide 24 hour security at the residence


  • Free voluntary legal aid is provided by a panel of retired judges and lawyers in matters of reconciliation, khula (divorce), custody of children, maintenance, recovery of dowry articles, writ/habeas corpus petitions and fabricated criminal cases.
  • Free services of Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist and Social Workers
  • Free Medical Aid which includes complete medical, surgical, hospitalization and at times plastic surgery of burnt or disfigured victims
  • Informal education to women and children and vocational training including courses in -sewing, arts and crafts, and beautician training
  • Indoor and outdoor games including art therapy and recreational yoga
  • Assistance in rehabilitation and resettlement
  • Promotion of cooperation among various agencies to ensure seamless web of services for victims
  • Assessment of viability of reintegrating victims and addressing special needs during the re-integration process, including mediation with families of victims.

  • Admission Criteria:   
    For admission to women victims /survivors of violence, Panah maintains an open door policy i.e. they can approach Panah personally, through police, through court orders or referrals etc.

Service Staff and Specialists:

The team at Panah includes:

  • A manager, secretary, lawyer, psychologist, housekeepers, police guards, security personnel, drivers and other support staff
  • A voluntary committee composed of members from the public oversees the work of the staff
  • A panel of lawyers and doctors who provide their services free of cost
  • Instructors in yoga, sewing, cooking and art and craft work come in routinely

The Complex and Facilities :

The current facility is 4,000 sq yds. or 36,000 sq ft. and includes:

  • 11 bed rooms with 64 beds and 4 cribs for infants  
  • Dining room with a seating of 24 persons
  • 2 kitchens
  • 14 bathrooms
  • Activity rooms for adult and child education
  • Activities including yoga, art, craft, sewing, beautician,and other vocational activities
  • Prayer Room
  • TV and Recreational Room
  • Fully equipped medical room
  • Auditorium

  • 1000 sq. yds. or 9050 sq. ft. of outdoor recreational area that has been professionally landscaped.
  • Outdoor swings and play area for children.
  • Outdoor games facility like badminton,cricket and basket ball
  • Office space and conference room
  • Meeting and waiting rooms for families of residents
  • 2 Guard rooms