Government Service Home – Scheme 41

  • Widows, deserted wives, economically backward women and girls rescued from child marriage who are neglected by their families are taken care of in the Service homes.
  • Nine Government Service Homes, one each at Chennai, Salem, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Sivagangai, Madurai, Krishnagiri and Perambalur are functioning in Tamil Nadu.
  • The Service Homes provide suitable accommodation, food, health and medical facilities.
  • The inmates can also pursue their schooling if they had discontinued their studies.
  •  The widows and deserted wives are also permitted to bring up their children in a conducive atmosphere in these Service Homes. A maximum of three children can be kept by a mother.
  • While the Girl children are provided education upto XII Standard, male children are provided with the educational facility in the Service Home itself upto V Standard.
  • Vocational skills are also provided to enable them to have economic sustainability.
  • Life skills viz., computer training, spoken english and counseling for selection of higher studies and future career guidance are also provided in these homes.

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