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 1. Mahila Mandirams

Widows, Divorced, Deserted and Destitute Women above 18 yrs who have nobody to look after are admitted in mahila mandiram. Those women approaching the institution with their children are also allowed to stay till their child attains 6 yrs. Subsequently, these children will be accommodated in other welfare institutions and are provided with education and other facilities.  Women will also be admitted on the direction of the district probation officers, police officials, court etc.

There is one such institution with a capacity of 25 inmates in every district of the State except Idukki and Wayanad.
 
Category of Inmates
Widows, Divorced, Deserted and Destitute Women above 18 yrs, women directed by district probation officers, police officials, court etc.
 Admission Criteria  Those seeking admission should apply in writing, stating their reason for seeking shelter, to the superintendent of the institution
 Administrative set up  Superintendent
 Number of Institutions  13 
 

 Mahila Mandirams in Kerala

 

2. Asha Bhavans

These institutions are meant for the care and protection of mentally cured patients having nobody to look after them. There are six Asha Bhavans in the state. For women, there are 3 Asha Bhavans at Thirvuananthapuram, Thrissur and Kozhikode and for men there are 3
Asha Bhavans at Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.

Category of Inmates 
 Women above the age of 13 and men above the age of 15 are accommodated in such institutions.
Admission Criteria Those seeking admission should produce a certificate from a medical officer showing that they are mentally well. If released from an institution, they should produce a certificate or recommendation letter from the head of the
institution.
Sanctioning Authority  
Administrative set up  
Number of Institutions  3
Sanctioned strength  
Addresses

Superintendent
Govt. Asha Bhavan (Women),
Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram - 695012
Ph:  0471-2341944

  Superintendent
Govt. Asha Bhavan (Women),
Ramavarmapuram P.O.,Thrissur – 680631
Ph: 0487-2694818
  Superintendent
Govt. Asha Bhavan (Women)  
Mayanadu P.O.,Kozhikode
Ph: 0495-2358876

 3. Rescue homes
Rescue homes are maintained to provide care and protection to women who are guilty of immoral traffic and women prone to moral danger. They provide rehabilitation facilities to bring them back to the mainstream. Two such houses are functioning at Alappuzha and Thavanoor in Malappuram.

Category of Inmates  
a) Women arrested under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act.
b) Women rescued from moral danger by the police or a person coming with a recommendation letter of an agency registered under the Societies Registration Act.
c) Women who are in fear of moral danger and come for admission voluntarily.
Admission Criteria  
 Sanctioning Authority  
 Administrative set up  
Number of Institutions  
Sanctioned strength  
 Addresses Rescue Home
Near South Police Station,
Alappuzha – 688001
Ph: 0477-2252428
  Rescue Home
Thavanur,     
Trikkanapuram P.O,
Malappuram
Ph: 0494- 2698341

 

4) After-Care Homes

These institutions are for women released from correctional institutions under the Social Justice Department such as children’s home, poor homes, rescue homes and orphanages. All expenses for continuing their education or acquire training in a vocation, with the aim of early rehabilitation in mind.

Category of Inmates   
 
Admission Criteria Women between the ages of 14 and 21 are eligible for admission.
Sanctioning Authority  
Administrative set up  
Number of Institutions  2 (one at Kozhikode and another at Kollam)
Sanctioned strength  100 inmates each
 Addresses Govt. After Care Home for Boys,
Thalassery, kannur                                            
Ph: 0490 - 2320105
  Govt. After Care Home  for Girls
Anchalumood,
Kollam - 691601   
Ph: 0474 -2072500

5) Short-Stay Home

This home is for the temporary shelter and rehabilitation of women who have no social support system due to broken families, mental strains, social ostracism, exploitation or moral danger. The women can be admitted voluntarily and continue their education or engage in vocational training. They shall be released to their relatives or removed to some other institution if a longer stay is needed.
 
 
Category of Inmates
Women and girls (age between15-35 years) with their small children who have no social support system can avail the help of these homes.
Admission Criteria  
Sanctioning Authority  
Administrative set up  
Number of Institutions 1
Sanctioned strength  
 Address Govt. Short Stay Home,
Cherykunnu P.O.,
Kozhikode - 12
 
 
6) One-day Homes

These institutions are for women above the age of 13. Women who come from other places to cities such as Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode for various purposes such as writing tests, appearing for interviews or attending meetings can stay at the one-day home for a short period. The rent for a day is Rs 50, inclusive of food. 
 
Category of Inmates
 Women above the age of 13 years, who come from other places to cities such as Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode for various purposes.
Admission Criteria  
Sanctioning Authority  
Administrative set up  
Number of Institutions
 2
Sanctioned strength  
  Addresses One Day Home
Institution Complex
Near Central Prison
Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
Ph: 0471-2340126

  One Day Home
Near Civil Station
Kakkanadu, Ernakulam



 
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