PROTECTION - SHELTER CARE


Protection - Shelter Home

Our Protection Homes directly benefit abandoned children; runaways, orphans, victims of child trafficking, children of sex workers and at risk street and slum children.


As per the Juvenile Justice Act, children are produced before the Child welfare Committee and placed at an appropriate HOPE shelter after obtaining formal approval. All the HOPE protection homes are licensed by Directorate of Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal.

 What we do


  • 24 hour protection in a family environment with love and care.
  • Access to formal school education and guidance support.
  • Nutritious meals
  • Health care
  • Counselling support for both the children and Staff
  • Recreational and cultural activities including dance, music, drawing/painting, violin, karate and swimming
  • Yearly excursions
  • Birthdays, festivals and other events are celebrated
  • Life skills training and awareness on child rights.
  • Employment skills training and Job placement
  • Family empowerment support such as livelihood, medical support for guardians and educational sponsorship for siblings.
  • Integration in Family
Name of Shelter Care No of beneficiaries 2013-14 Age Group
Hope Panditya Home for girls   47 13 years to 22 years
Hope Kasba Home for girls   78 5 years to 12 years
Howrah Girls home   31 8 years to 18 years
Girls2B Home an empowerment centre   38 10 years to 20 years
Ashirbad Boys Home   72 8 years to 18 years
Bekind Boys Home   20 5 years to 10 years
Punorjiban-rehabilltation home for the addicted children (Boys)   29 11 years to 18 years
Half way Home for the Boys   7 19 years to 25 years
Crisis Intervention Centre-Boys   19 5 years to 18 years
Crisis Intervention Centre-Girls   32 5 years to 18 years
Mother and Child care unit   6 mothers & 9 children 1 month to 40 years

 Hope Panditya Girls’ Home:


47 girls age group 13 years to 18 years are provided support of which 20 live in house and 27 are accommodated in hostel. 44 children are provided formal education and are spread across secondary to graduate school and one to special school.


Achievements

  • Academic Achievement:
    Of the 47 children at Panditya Home, 6 appeared for Class X exams, 2 for class XII, 2 are placed in vocational training and 3 girls enrolled in formal schools.
  • Recreational Rights:
    Apart from academic carrier building, children are encouraged to excel in singing, dancing, leadership activities, sports like taekwondo and handicrafts making.
  • Accessing Government Schemes:
    Bank account was opened for 8 girls under Kanyashree Scheme, a condition cash transfer under the Department of Women, West Bengal Govt.
  • Overall Growth:
    Improved educational level, psychological & emotional status, physical health and extra-curricular skills.

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 Success Stories

Sidha: a speech and hearing disabled child was a victim of parental abuse and was rescued by the Hope team when found under traumatic disorder on the streets of Kolkata. With proper treatment at Hope Foundation, her hearing disability has reduced significantly and she is also availing formal education from a special school.
Anu: Anu’s parents separated when she was a toddler and was raised by her mother, who used begging as the only source of income. She was an alcoholic and later died. Anu suffered from negligence. A social worker at Hope identified her when she was 5 years. She is currently in class IX and is also learning taekwondo, violin and theatre skills.

 

 Kasba Girls Home


78 girls in the age group of 5-13 years are provided formal education. 47 children are in-house & 31 are looked after in the hostel.


 

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Achievements

  • Education: All children are getting formal education. Among 78 children, 76 are promoted to next class. Other 2 children have enrolled in new class in the new session. 44% children are in Grade B out of 78 and 17% in Grade A.
  • Recreational Rights: All in house children are taking classes of dance, drawing, and taekwondo. 6 children have passed dance examination under Bangiya Parishad & they got 80% of marks & certificate. They are taking part in competitions and winning prizes. Various cultural activities are organized as well like on Children’s day, Netaji’s Birthday etc.
  • Accessing Government Schemes: 2 girls Success Stories from Protection Home and one from Home based support have applied under Kannyashree scheme. Children who are studying in Govt. school are availing Midday meal, are getting school uniform, maximum study books as per syllabus under RTE act & Sarva Shiksha Avijan up to class VIII.
  • Overall Growth: Improved educational level, psychological & emotional status, physical health status and extra-curricular skills of the children.

 Success Stories

Jila and her three sisters were placed here for their future betterment. After placement in Hope Home Jila took admission in Agrani High School. In that school she scored very good marks and got a chance for new admission in a very renowned school Sri Ramkrishna Ananda Asram. Her progress is very successfully ongoing. She got prizes from her school for good behaviour and good marks in Mathematics. She love to read story book and like to draw pictures. At present she is going through chemotherapy but she is greater fighter and have great dreams.
Shapa manna: Hope Kolkata’s Crisis staff went to observe their family’s present condition and after intervention we came to known her vulnerability. Then she was placed at Kasba Girls Home. She is very intelligent. She loves to study. She was admitted to Brahma Girls boarding school after admission test. She likes drawing and dancing. She got highest marks in her class in annual exam.

 

 

 Howrah Girls’ Home


31 girl children are placed in the protection home, belonging to extreme marginalised families who are now leading a mainstream life.


 

Protection - Howrah Girls’ Home

Achievements

  • Education: 3 have appeared for class X Board Examination, 1 child is studying in special need school and 1 is doing graduation. 2 children have been successfully restored to their home. 42% children out of 19 have grade "A" in their respective classes.
  • Recreational Rights: Children are taking classes of dance, drawing, and singing. 7 girls have completed "Adya", preliminary course of classical dance and are prepared for the examination to acquire the certificate. Various cultural activities are organized as well like on Children’s day, Netaji’s Birthday etc.
  • Accessing Government Schemes: 7 Children Home have applied under Kannyashree scheme. 10 Children who are studying in Govt School receive a mid day meal, school uniform, maximum study books as per syllabus under RTE act & Sarva Shiksha Avijan up to class VIII.
  • Overall Growth: Improved educational level, psychological & emotional status, physical health status and extra-curricular skills of the children.

 Success Stories

Paru: She is a patient of mental retardation is now studying in Secondary A class in Antaranga, school for psychologically handicapped girls. There she is enrolled in vocational training of making jute product. Her name has been selected for participating in Olympic for especially able person.
Falli:The primary occupation of her family was begging and she was physically abused by her cousin brother, extremely traumatized; mistrust, aggression and insecurity were found in her. Now she has recovered a lot and is studying in Lee Memorial High School for Girls in class VII. Her aggression has been reduced up to a certain extent and she is doing well in her study.

 

 Ashirwad Boys Home


72 children got support from the protection home. 34 children are staying in Home & 38 children are staying in hostel.


Achievements

  • Education: Out of 72 children of Protection Home results of 69 children is available. 2 of them are placed in Vocational Training Unit and 1 is getting informal education at home. 4 special need children are getting special education. 65 children are getting formal education. 48% children are in grade-C, followed by 28% are in grade-B, 10% children are in grade A.
  • Recreational Rights: All the in house children are taking classes of dance, drawing. Engaging in sports activity enhances the physical fitness. They all are taking classes of karate and also participate in sports of their respective school. They have performed in various programmes and competition which helps to build their confidence. Various cultural activities are organized as well like on Children’s day, Netaji’s Birthday etc. Annual excursion was provide to all the Boys home.
  • Accessing Government Schemes: 16 children, studying in Govt. school are accessing the services like Mid-day meal, getting study books, school uniform under Sarva Shiksha Avijan up to class VII. Parents have oriented on different Govt. schemes and how to get their access, hence approached for Aadhar Cards; the siblings are accessing midday meal scheme in their local schools. The siblings (girl children) are applying for Kanyashree Prakalpa through their own school.
  • Overall Growth: Improved educational level, psychological & emotional status, physical health status and extra-curricular skills of the children.

 Success stories

  • Sukh: Sukh was placed in the Ashirbad boy’s home and later on he was placed in St Paul’s school. He is a friendly boy and a hard working boy. This year he stood 3rd in class VII. He is good in drama and he loves to draw. He participates in different art competition.
  • Guljar: His father died of HIV and mother is a domestic help. Following a home visit the boy were placed in the Boys’ Home of Hope Kolkata. Guljar is keeping good health. He goes to Seraphim’s Assembly School. He is in Class VI now. Overall he is good boy and maintains a good conduct. He is a good in dancing, drawing and also participates in different quiz and sports competition.

 

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 Bekind Boys Home


21 children have been supported between the ages of 3 to 10 years who have been provided with protective shelter and adequate nutrition, also educational and other necessary support.


Achievements

  • Education: Among 21 children, 19 children have been promoted to new class. 1 child who is 3 years old is gettng informal education. Out of 19, 79% children are in Grade A.
  • Recreational Rights:
    All the children are taking classes of dance, music, drawing, craft, and are participating in various programmes & competition which build up their confidence level. 20 children of Bekind boys Home participated in a drawing programme at Victoria memorial ground. Various cultural activities are organized as well like on Children’s day, Netaji’s Birthday etc.
  • Accessing Government Schemes:
    Parents are oriented on different Govt. schemes and how to access them, hence approached for Aadhar Cards; the siblings are accessing midday meal scheme in their local schools. The siblings (girl children) are applying for Kanyashree Prakalpa through their own school. Improved access to govt. hospitals by the parents and guardians were noted.
    Overall Growth:
  • Improved educational level, psychological & emotional status, physical health and extra-curricular skills of the children.
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 Success stories

  • Nehal: Nehal is a 5+years old boy whose mother is physically challenged (deaf & dumb). The Night Round team rescued the child with his mother. Hope Kolkata Foundation takes his responsibility for education, care & protection. He is a friendly boy. He is good in drawing and loves other boys and listens to the elders. This year he stood 1st in class Play group. He participates in different art competition.
  • Tarak: His mother placed him at Bekind Boys home. He goes to school. He is a good boy and loves to study science. He is good in drawing and dancing. This year he stood 1st in class LKG. He participates in different art competition.
  • Accessing Government Schemes: Parents are oriented on different Govt. schemes and how to access them, hence approached for Aadhar Cards; the siblings are accessing midday meal scheme in their local schools. The siblings (girl children) are applying for Kanyashree Prakalpa through their own school. Improved access to govt. hospitals by the parents and guardians were noted. •
  • Overall Growth: Improved educational level, psychological & emotional status, physical health and extra-curricular skills of the children.

 


 Punorjiban


A rehabilitation home for solvent addicted orphans or runaway boys who lived on Howrah Railway platforms. Under this project, the beneficiaries are placed in a detoxification programme followed by admission in formal schools where possible or vocational skills training and a job placement. 29 boys are rehabilitated under the home.


Achievements:

  • New Joiners: We always strive to provide support to more and more children as we can. Last year, 12 new boys were provided support at the rehabilitation centre.
  • Education & Lifeskills: Education forms the backbone of any individual’s life, especially the children. To comply with this, 16 boys were provided educational support and 2 boys being trained in the hospitality sector at Hope café and Restaurant. Another is learning carpentry. One child is placed at detoxification, 2 boys have psychological disabilities due to prolonged use of drugs and are receiving treatment at Punorjiban Home.7 boys are repatriated to their families and one boy is learning photography.
  • Medical Support: It is said that health is the most important aspect of any individual and we provide medical support to all the children who are in need.
  • Counselling: It becomes difficult for children at the rehabilitation centers and counselling becomes an integral part.

Individual counselling and group counselling sessions were conducted to the boys time to time.

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 Success Stories

  • Jagan: Jagan, son of a van puller and who had 5 siblings left home at the age of 9 due to negligence from his parents. After coming to Howrah, he got addicted to drugs and left his leg in an accident under the influence of drug. He was treated at a govt. hospital. He also spent some time at a detoxification centre. After that he was brought at Punorjibon and was provided a new artificial leg from Mahavir Seva Sadan. He was also provide with regular counselling and psychotherapy sessions.

 


 Half way home


7 boys above 18 years are living in the Half Way Home and are working in Photography, Restaurant, Laundry and as Driver. 4 Girls placed in another organization are receiving formal education and one girl has being repatriated to her family.


Achievements:

  • Counselling: It becomes difficult for children at the rehabilitation centres and counselling becomes an integral part. Boys were provided individual and group counselling session.
  • Life skills Training: Along with education, other skills are also needed to deal with the hardships of life. Boys were provided life skills training and job placement.
  • Annual Excursion: Holidays and adventure trips helps us deal with the hardships of life and provides a much needed break from the struggles of life. 30 boys were provided a chance to participate in an annual excursion programme.

 Mother and Child Care Unit


This year, 6 mothers and 9 children received support at the Mother and Child Care Unit (MCCU). 3 mothers along with their children have been repatriated to their families. A teenage mother, 16 years old Ruby (name changed) and her 1 year old baby have been placed in the Sukanya Home through Child Welfare Committee. Presently, 2 mothers & 3 children are still with the Mother and Child Care Unit.

 Crisis Intervention Centre (male)


This is a temporary shelter home for boys rescued from difficult circumstance through our night watch rounds or referred to us by other organizations like Childline and Child Welfare Committees. These children belong to high risk category and are provided with all the critical support to put their lives on a normal footing. They are eventually repatriated to their own families or referred to appropriate protection homes. In past 30 boys were supported. 19 of which was referred by Childline and CWC. 3 children have been successfully restored to their family and 8 children are with CIC unit.

 Crisis Intervention Centre (female)


This is a temporary shelter home for girls rescued from difficult circumstance. This year 32 children have been supported with 11 children being successfully repatriated to their families. 10 girls have been referred to other NGOs/Hope Homes/Childline. 11 girls continue to receive support from CIC female unit.

Protection - Crisis Intervention Centre