Program Details

Shakthi Dhama

  • Start Date 2017-01-10
  • End Date: 2017-12-31

  • Location: Mysore city

Shakthi Dhama was founded in Feb.1997 with a broad spectrum of objectives to ameliorate socioeconomic problems of women in distress. The main focus of the project is to rehabilitate destitute and estranged women towards economic self-reliance.

Presently we have constructed enough buildings to accommodate nearly 80 women .We have administrative block, two dormitory building to house 80 women, a modern kitchen and a spacious dining hall with required amenities.


Food and accommodation provide by project.


 Work as a therapy: Work in Shakthi Dhama is conceived as a therapy. Continuous involvement in work helps the inmates overcome lingering delinquencies that they might have acquired during the past life. Inmates cook their own food, grow vegetables and fruits in the kitchen garden, and maintain cleanliness of the dormitories, kitchen and the premises. Surplus of the grown vegetables and fruits are sold.
- Medical Care: two of our trustees are physicians and they provide medical care. The JSS hospital not only provides psychiatric assistance but also conducts screening for HIV and STD. Part-time physicians also attend to the medical need of the residents.
Adult Literacy and Vocational Training: Few of the inmates are literate and have passed SSLS and PUC. They function as teachers to other inmates who are illiterate. They conduct regular literacy classes.
- Cultural Programmes and entertainment: National festivals and other festivals are celebrated. Television and Tape recorders provide entertainment to the inmates. There is also a provision for the inmates to play indoor and outdoor games.
- Counseling Centre: A family counseling center is run and regular counseling is given to the needy families and also to the relatives and parents of the inmates. The inmates often need psychiatric consultation and the same is provided as and when needed.

Free facilities provided: Temporary Shelter till rehabilitation, Food, Family Counseling, Help Line for Women (Help through phone for thedistressed), Medical Treatment, Legal Aid, Police Aid, Education and Vocational Training.


We prefer female volunteers and they must be above the age of eighteen.

How to get there?
Terminal: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
International Airport: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport
Domestic Airport: Bengaluru / Kempegowda Int. Airport


6 months - 1,800.00 EUR

12 months - 2,800.00 EUR