We are thrilled to announce that GlobalGiving has awarded Seva Mandir with 5 achievements (Effective Organization, Staff Favorite Organization, Top Ranked Organization, Vetted Organization, Site Visit Verified Organization) making us a top-ranked organization for 2019!
All thanks goes to our dedicated supporters that we are able to keep accomplishing more every year and changing people's lives for the better. We can't thank you enough for your support and we look forward to another successful year!
Each woman that arrives to our shelter home comes from an unsafe environment - one that is psychologically and often physically damaging - with some even unable to share their experiences. Seva Mandir’s shelter home provides psychological counseling so that they can overcome their trauma. Since 2004, the shelter home has been an anchor for women seeking refuge from abuse and violence, giving them access to safety and justice.
Here is the story of a local woman who escaped an abusive situation. All names have been changed.
Pragya, has been empowered by our programme and has now successfully reintegrated into society. Pragya and her husband Rohan were living together in a loving marriage for three years in Udaipur. However, things fell apart fast when Rohan’s father Sanjay moved in with them. Sanjay was verbally and physically abusive from the start, and he would always direct his anger towards Pragya and her young children. Prayga would turn to her husband for help, but Rohan also began to become violent towards Prayga and her children. Pragya had nowhere to turn to, no way to get out. She often thought about suicide – seemingly the only way she could escape.
That was until she contacted Seva Mandir’s shelter home.
Seva Mandir’s shelter home employees were able to help remove Pragya from that abusive environment and give her sanctuary. She received intensive counseling, both legal and personal, along with her husband. Pragya decided to return to her home, and Seva Mandir regularly monitor her situation to ensure she is still safe.
For more than fifteen years, many women like Prayga have come to the shelter home and received professional counseling along with their family members.
Thank you for your support and for the confidence that you have placed in us. None of this would have been possible without you. With your precious support we have been and we will able to translate Seva Mandir's commitment into a meaningful change.
Atul Lekhra and the Seva Mandir Team
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