ADDRESS : No.
74 A, Medavakkam Tank Road,
Chennai - 600 010
SERVICE : Counselling,
Custodial Care & Rehabilitation
GROUP : Deserted,
destitute, dowry-harassed, distressed and battered
women, ex-prisoners and former commercial sex workers.
Nivas has envisioned the creation of an All Women's Service Centre in
the heart of Chennai city, to meet the needs of the women in Chennai's
slums as well as its working women. This centre is unique in Chennai,
self-sustaining and encompassing all the needs of women in distress.
Some of the facilities to be included are a counselling unit, day-care
facilities, social-economic and health awareness, skill training in
traditional and non-traditional vocations, a clinic, a special and unique
24 hours telephonic "hotline" service for women in distress
who need some one to turn to.
assist women in attaining psychological, economic and financial independence
offering skill training and in traditional and non-traditional vocations
and employment opportunities.
empower women through the dissemination of information concerning their
provide women with the necessary emotional and social support and
services during times of difficulty.
realize women's potential for participation as strong independent, free
thinking members of the community in its economic development.
the socially outcast and exploited women.
serve as a centre for women who seek shelter in times of emergency and
can be seen, the project aims to provide short as well as long term
solutions to the problems that women face in their everyday life.