Swadhar Greh for distressed women and girls
Short Stay Home has been run by NYSASDRI since October 1, 1996, with the objective of providing temporary shelter to distressed women and girls. At the start of 2016, the Short Stay Home merged with the Swadhar Greh. Swadhar Greh (for women in distress) for the rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances, NYSASDRI implements Swadhar Greh that provides shelter to women for a specific period. This shelter has capacity for 30 women and 7 children. The Swadhar Greh provides opportunities for women to learn income-generating vocations like tailoring, broom making, bamboo crafts, kitchen skills, gardening, nursery, mushroom cultivation, etc. The residents are given accommodation, food, clothes, sundry items, counselling, legal aid, entertainment, recreation, and health check-ups. Children continue their schooling in the local Anganwadi Centre and primary school. Under the leadership of Child Development Project Officer, Gondia, a Committee of Swadhar Greh has been formed. On a quarterly basis, the committee reviews the quality of food and other provisions, satisfaction of the residents, and quality of counselling. Recommendations are then given for further improvements. The district-level monitoring team and state nodal officer periodically visit Swadhar Greh and provide feedback to improve the program. The district-level monitoring team consists of the District Magistrate, District Legal Aid Authority, Superintendent of Police, District Judge, District Child Protection Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, District Medical Officer, and Child Development Project Officer. In addition to this, the District Social Welfare Officer, District Child Development Officer, Mahila Sishu Desk Officer, Child Development Project Officer, Gondia, and State Nodal Officials from the Women and Child Development department are inspected periodically.
Deemed Orphan
The Deemed Orphan program works to rehabilitate orphaned, abandoned, and surrendered children. It is run by NYSASDRI under the Odisha State Council for Child Welfare, and is located at the Swadhar Greh, with special care rendered to children in the Swadhar Greh. Support for education, recreation, supplemental food, health check-ups, and medicine for ill children are provided. Indoor games of carom, chess; Ludo, Chinese checkers, etc. were supplied to the children. On special occasions, new clothes were bought for them. Major festivals and national days were observed inside the home campus. Children's birthdays were also celebrated to make them feel special. We are observing by celebrating the festivals, national days, and birthdays of children throughout the year.
Family Counselling Centre
NYSASDRI runs a Family Counselling Centre (FCC) to provide preventive and rehabilitative services to women and families who are victims of atrocities and family maladjustments through crisis intervention and systematic counselling. The FCC has extended services to families through counselling in joint and individual sessions. The Counsellors have made home visits and organized interactive sessions with active participation of local police, Panchayat Raj Institution (PRI) members, and governmental officials, all to support reconciliation between family members. Based on the needs of the clients, some were referred to legal aid organizations, police stations, Swadhar Greh and Ujjawala the women's cell of government at the district. Follow-up was conducted by the FCC team during the year to resolve the issues of clients who were registered with the FCC. Services also included home visits to both parties, as well as activities to raise awareness of domestic violence, early marriage, dowry demand, and atrocities against women. Subcommittee meetings were held to review the issues confronted by women and to devise future action plans. The FCC has conducted publicity and awareness campaigns on different social issues in the community about better self-control and reducing violence towards women through various printed leaflets, posters, and banners.
Self-Help Programme for Differently Abled Persons
A total of 100 differently abled persons and their families in Gondia and Sadar blocks of Dhenkanal were supported through a self-help program beginning in 2017; these services have been continued with revolving credit and repayment. The beneficiaries are engaged varied Income Generation Activities such as tailoring, small-scale agri-based farming, petty business, etc. The selected differently abled beneficiary or his/her immediate family member proposes a small support amount to undertake a specific income-generating activity. Each support amount depends on the assessed need of the individual based on their plans. The NYSASDRI team assesses the family's vulnerability as well as the zeal and potential to undertake the proposed venture, and disburses support with a condition of repayment in instalments. The team regularly guides the beneficiaries in forming their disabled self-help groups, including opening a bank account and initiating the proposed ventures. Along with the above support, other emergency support was also rendered to cyclone-affected beneficiaries, who received self-help support through refinancing for the repair and renovation of physical assets. NYSASDRI have also aided the recipients with vocational training, self-help groups, and with opening bank accounts so that they can safely manage their money
Campaign, Distribution of Relief and Special Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

NYSASDRI provided essential dry foods to more than 250 migrant labourers and roadside destitute people in our service area in Dhenkanal. Staff members are engaged in community sensitisation work, including regularly informing the community about Arogyasetu apps, maintaining social distance, and hand-washing techniques. These are also in practise at our Hospital, Swadhar Greh, and among staff. NYSASDRI supplied materials such as soap and masks to 500 people in the community, and provided PPE kits to our own doctors and health workers. Counselling services were also provided to persons living with panic conditions. NYSASDRI has an ophthalmic institute, and in our battle against COVID-19, our frontline health workers (su

ch as doctors and nurses) have played a pivotal role in providing emergency ophthalmic services to people in need. The hospital staff not only treat the patients, but they also provide face masks to every visitor, thereby sensitising the patients and attendants about social distancing and hygienic measures to be taken during this outbreak.

Views from the Frontline (VFL) 2019
Views from the Frontline (VFL) 2019 establishes a local baseline and local monitoring process to measure progress towards achieving an inclusive "people-centred" approach to resilience-building, as promoted within the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), and other frameworks within the Agenda 2030. In doing so, VFL 2019 aims to increase awareness and strengthen accountability of governments and inter-governmental bodies for a people-centred approach. A local action plan was created based on data collection and the relevant findings. Subsequently, local action planning workshops were organised in respective communities in Jagatsinghpur and Koraput districts of Odisha.
During the local action plan workshop all primary and secondary stakeholders participated and shared their views on strengthening disaster preparedness issues, conserving the ecosystem and natural resources, etc. During programme implementation (February to March 2021), we have clarified the role of community, local bodies, PRIs, and local government officials related to disaster preparedness, resilience building, disaster risk reduction, ecological systems, convergence of work, etc. Due to COVID-19, the programme was delayed for implementation.
Community-Based Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities (CBRPD)
The CBRPD program is operated by NYSASDRI in the Gondia block of Dhenkanal district. The project staffs provided counselling and other needs-based rehabilitation services to disabled persons. The program has formed seven self-help groups to increase cohesiveness and government support among the disabled persons. Educational programs were conducted with Panchayat Raj Institution members, Anganwadi workers, teachers, and community-based organizations in order to increase community awareness about various programs, facilities, and support services for disabled persons. Community members also learned about the preventative, curative, referral, and rehabilitation aspects of disability support services.
Relief Programme for Cyclone Phailin Victims
Odisha state has been ravaged by consecutive cyclones and flood of unprecedented magnitude, unheard of in recent memory. The cyclone, with wind speeds up to 224 km per hour, was accompanied by torrential rain, flooding, and highroad waves that caused widespread devastation of both public and private properties. This rendered more than 1.5 cores people homeless without food, shelter, or water, and took the lives of others. Moreover, these natural disasters decimated the cattle populations. The devastation brought by the Odisha cyclone on October 12, 2013 was the most horrible in recent memory, affecting18 districts that remained without power for 10-30 days. Ganjam,Balasore, and Mayrabhanja districts suffered the worst effects from the cyclone and flood. NYSASDRI distributed relief and essential materials for the cyclone victims of Garampeta, Indrakhi in Rangeilunda block under Ganjam district Odisha. A total of 1100 households in the village were supported through this programme. NYSASDRI also distributed relief materials such as cooked food, dry food, and other essential commodities.
Relief and Rehabilitation of Cyclone Fani Victims
Odisha has turned to be most frequently cyclone affected state in the entire country. On May 3, 2019, Fani, an extremely severe cyclonic storm, left a trail of devastation over large parts of coastal Odisha with Puri being the worst hit, followed by Khurda, Cuttack,and other districts. Anticipating the plight of these communities, NYSASDRI initiated relief and rehabilitation efforts in two vulnerable panchayats of Satyabadi Block of Puri District, based on the recommendation of Block officials and PR members.
Circles of Support for People with Disabilities and Autism
The cross-cultural programme to address disabilities and autism in India and Europe was completed in January 2006. This research project was being implemented in India, Germany, and the United Kingdom by Dortmund University of Applied Science, Germany; NYSASDRI, Odisha; Utkal University, Odisha, India; Bolton University, United Kingdom; and Klaus Novy Institute, Cologne, Germany. The purpose of this project was to promote scientific and professional knowledge and skills for a better understanding of the qualities of social networks in Europe and India.
The contributions of NYSASDRI to this project were the development of two research studies, preparation of a guidebook for volunteers and professionals, development and analysis of case studies on disability, and development of a directory of support organizations and individuals working in the field of disabilities. NYSASDRI also spread knowledge about the Circle of Support approach among development organizations through media, workshops, and conferences.
NYSASDRI also participated in the project's internal workshop, held at Bolton University, United Kingdom. In January 2006, NYSASDRI organized an international conference on the Circle of Support in Bhubaneswar. Several grassroots NGOs, professionals, concerned government departments, and social activists across the state participated and shared their experiences at the conference. Distinguished international experts in the fields of disabilities and autism shared their expertise with the participants. At the conference, participants decided to form a state wide network of NGOs and disability service organisations to work toward the empowerment and welfare of Persons with Disability (PWDs) in a coordinated approach.
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