Services & Facilities at Panah Shelter Home

We provide the following services 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, and 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 of Sewing, Arts and Crafts, beautician training/personal grooming is provided to women; according to their interest and ability.
      • Indoor and outdoor games, art therapy and yoga for recreation and well being,
      • Assist in rehabilitation and resettlement
      • Promote cooperation among various agencies to ensure seamless web of services for victims.
      • Assess 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 has an open door policy i.e. they can approach Panah personally, through police, through court orders or referrals etc.

Service Staff and Specialists:

The people who work for Panah include:

  • Panah staff 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
  • thework of the staff.
  • A panel of lawyers and doctors give their services free of cost.
  • Instructors in yoga, sewing, cooking and art and craft work come in regularly.

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 room