Shakti Shalini also coordinated a survey for families in the community to understand their heightened needs due to COVID-19. During the survey process, it became clear that families needed a second round of emergency relief support. Many families did not have government-issued ration cards — migrants, renters, single women, and widowed women — and did not have enough food. Shakti Shalini delivered food and essential supplies to 191 families in three days.
With the shelter currently being run by a limited staff, Shakti Shalini’s skills development (KVK) team continue to support Pehchan participants with psychosocial support over the phone, ensuring their needs are met and that they have the resources they need to work towards their goals. Transitioning into 2021, Shakti Shalini plans to focus on their KVK program: providing high-quality computer, sewing, beauty culture, and theater classes to survivors of sexual violence.