This is a Central Sector Scheme which is implemented though NGOs for protection of women in difficult circumstances, destitute and deserted , victims of sexual abuse and or trafficking or victims of natural calamities etc. The fund support is provided by the Government of India and from 01.01.16 it is being channelised through the Government of West Bengal and Directorate of Social Welfare instead of earlier system of sending to the implementing NGOs on recommendation of State Government. Currently the number of SWADHAR homes in the state stands at 14. All the Short Stay Homes are also to be covered under this scheme w.e.f 01.01.16. Conversion process for which is going on.