How Sri Bhavani
Mahila Mandali Short Stay Home works:
Sri Bhavani Mahila Mandali is maintaining the commitment and
emphasis on excellence in running a Short Stay Home. The Mandali's staff
are competed for quality performance and a
high level of integrity.
The Mandali does not perceive the Short Stay Home as a temporary refuge
centre for women in trouble. Apart from it, its objective is to be a place for rebuilding the lives
and discharge from home with clear strategy of
surviving with confidence, happy and dignity.
Though the shelter is of temporary nature, but the Mandali has
formulated a clear strategy for identifying and rehabilitating women who
are physical and psychologically emotionally beset by problems in the
limited time that it has (0-3 years).
Over the last few
years, Sri Bhavani Mahila Mandali has developed an extensive network of
social workers. They bring to home's notice about women who are in desperate need of
help such as counseling and vocational guidance. The Mandali has learnt
over the last few years that the biggest problem that most troubled women
face is that of asking for help.
For social, cultural and family reasons,
most of the women feel shy at asking for help and when they do so, it is
usually late. Identifying troubled
women in early stages can be rehabilitated effectively.
In identification, the Mandali follows a proactive
approach. Instead of waiting for women to seek its help, the Mandali
offers its services to women in troubles. The wide network of Sri Bhavani
Mahila Mandali identifies them. In addition, the Mandali will provide its
services to women recommended by other organizations and Government
Agencies, Police Stations, Central Social Welfare Board & Women, Child
Welfare Department and poor women coming to city for legal matters.
Sri Bhavani Mahila
Mandali performs an exhaustive screening comprising forms and interviews
of all applicants who seeks its counseling service. The objective of such
an in-depth screening exercise is to separate fact from fiction, the
reality from the delusion. This helps in identifying the root cause
of the problems formulation of an appropriate counseling strategy.
Sri Bhavani Mahila Mandali has
vast experience in in family counseling. It proposes to conduct an exhaustive physical
examination consisting of tests such as VDRL and ELISA for unearthing
physical problems if any.
Strategy for Resolving Problems:
Precise diagnosis is
the first step in the recovery process. There will be various
strategies are applied to various cases depending upon their psychological
and physical conditions and understanding levels. Combination of counseling and Vocational guidance will be
effective. Although the shelter is of temporary nature, the Mandali will
follow up on the inmates. It helps the Mandali in improving its services. The Mandali believes that continuous
learning is compulsory for reaching its goal that is "Making women Self-reliant".