Kasba Girl’s Protection Home

Project Description: Kasba Girls Home was set up in the year 2007. Girls below 14 years of age rescued from vulnerable, dangerous and exploitative situations on the streets and within the slums of Kolkata. Kasba provides education, healthcare, counselling and recreational support to all the girls under its care. They also engage in recreational activities and outings, while residing in a safe and child-first environment.

Ashar Alo Girl’s Protection Home

Project Description: Hope started its journey in 1999 with Paditiya Girls home with 14 girls. Eventually the number of girls increased in the home and they needed bigger space. In 2016, the home was transferred to Madurdaha and re-named as Ashar Alo Home for Girls. It caters for the needs of girls between 14-18 years of age, and girls over 18 years of age who are placed in secure and supported hostel care until fully independent. This home provides all the necessary care for girls including healthcare, nutrition, counselling, education and recreational activities coupled with empowering these young girls to become independent, informed and confident young women through guidance, education and job placement support.

Bekind Boy’s Protection Home

Project Description: Bekind Boys Home is managed by HOPE and fully funded by Bekind Ireland was established in 2012. Boys below 14 years of age are provided with a safe, secure and protective home to learn and grow in. Through the provision of healthcare, education, counselling, recreational activities, guidance, love and care, young boys' childhoods are restored and they are enabled to grow holistically, attend school, build friendships and trust; ultimately restoring their once lost childhoods as victims of abandonment, abuse, neglect and homelessness.

Ashirbad Boy’s Protection Home

Project Description: Ashirbad Boys Home was established in 2005 for boys over 10 years of age who are rescued from Kolkata's dangerous streets and slums are provided with a safe and protective shelter, with a loving and caring environment in which they can call home. Each boy receives education, healthcare, nutrition and counselling and engages in recreational activities for their holistic growth and development.

Punorjiban Rehabilitation Home for Drug Addicted Children

Project Description: Boys rescued from the railway platforms around Kolkata and Howrah, who fell victim to substance abuse due to extreme poverty, hunger and in an attempt to gain a release from their daily traumas are rescued and undertake a 15-day detoxification programme, before arriving to Punorjibon for their continued rehabilitative care. Established in 2005, this protection home provides such vulnerable boys with healthcare, nutrition, counselling and specialised medical care and prepares the boys to re-enter mainstream society as productive citizens through the delivery of educational support, vocational training and job placement.

Crisis Intervention Centre – Male

Project Description: To prove immediate care and protection to boys and young men who have been rescued from vulnerable, hazardous and dangerous situations on the streets of Kolkata Crisis Intervention centre for Male was established in the year of 2009. The boys are placed here for short-term protective care and receive holistic support such as nutrition and counselling, alongside rehabilitation, restoration and repatriation support to return home, where appropriate and possible. If unable to return home, the boys are placed in HOPE-run protection homes, where possible, for their long-term protection and development.

Crisis Intervention Centre – Female

Project Description: Established in 2005, Crisis Intervention Centre for Female provides immediate care and protection with a temporary shelter home for girls and young women who experience violence, abuse or neglect throughout the streets of Kolkata. The services provided through this home are the same as the Crisis Intervention Centre for Males (see above).

Mother & Child Care Unit

Project Description: Mother & Child Care Unit was established in the year of 2010 for short-term, immediate care and protection for mothers and children who experience extreme difficulties and hardships on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata; such as violence, abuse, exploitation and denial of their rights. Necessary support services are provided on a needs-basis, including nutrition, medical care and counselling support. Family restoration, rehabilitation and repatriation are an integral part of the project, where possible.

Protection Home for Girls of Sex Workers

Project Description: A shelter home for 18 children of sex workers was established in 2003 in the Kalighat district of Kolkata, working to discourage second generation prostitution through the restoration of daughter’s childhoods. The project reaches this goal through the delivery of education, protection, healthcare, counselling, recreation and nutrition for the holistic and full development of each individual girl.

Protection Home for HIV Infected & Affected Children

Project Description: Snehaneer was established in 2004 as a protective shelter which provides care and support to HIV/AIDS infected and affected girls, ensuring they receive quality health and medical care, nutrition, counselling, family support and formal education. Many of the girls have become orphans due to HIV/AIDS and often have become victims to the fatal disease themselves. Specialised counselling and therapies are provided to the girls on a needs-assessed basis.

Behala Keertika Girl’s Protection Home

Project Description: Established in the year of 2009, girls at-risk are supported in the Keertika Home through the provision of healthcare, education, protection, counselling, nutrition and recreational activities. Many of the girls have fallen victim to trafficking, physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse or were at great risk and danger of such violations and neglect in their home environments.