Background and History
Shakthidhama women’s rehabilitation and development center started working in the year 1997. It is located in Mysore (recently renamed as MYSURU) and until date we have rehabilitated over 4000 women in need. The work continues with additional facilities created to provide skill development and training for women to achieve economic self-reliance. Two counseling units of the center help to overcome the traumatic experience of the women.
Geographical description and background of the problem
Mysore is a tourist place surrounded by a cluster of under developed villages. Because of poverty and domestic violence a large number of women become homeless and migrate to Mysore where they survive as sex workers. To address this problem Shakthidhama was founded in 1998 to provide a safe short stay home with rehabilitation measures for these women.
To provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged girl child and to educate them up to class tenth after which the girls are supported to choose the course of education in line with their aptitude.
Mission & objectives
Shakthidhama is committed to work for education and rehabilitation of orphan girls, tribal girls and the girls from disadvantaged families in the age group of 9 years to 16 years and onwards. This is a new project started from the year 2017.