Established on December 30, 1997, Makkala Sahayavani is the first community initiative in India for the protection of children and their rights, envisaged by the Bengaluru City Police. It merged with PARIHAR on December 30, 2007 for smooth administration and offers counselling for children with various problems.


  To aid children living and working on the streets, victims of substance abuse, child labour, children living in slums and/or on pavements.

Supporting and helping children affected by physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse on the streets, at their homes, in their schools, colleges, or even in shelter homes..

To provide a platform for networking amongst organizations.

To provide a link and a support system which facilitates the rehabilitation of children in difficult circumstances.

To rescue children from bonded labour either as domestic help or at other sectors.

To support children under stress due to examination fear, family conflicts, peer pressure etc.

To have a professional collaboration with other NGOs due to geographical reasons.

To provide a link and a support system which facilitates the rehabilitation of children in difficult circumstances.

Missing/lost children.

Physically disabled and/or mentally challenged children.

Physical harassment and/or violence within families.


Children with suicidal tendencies.

Child labour.

Sexual abuse/sexual assault.

Parents seeking advice and/or information for their children with problems.

Educational sponsorship and/or medical expense.

Hostel/short stay facility.

Parents who want custody of children (only if the couple agree amicably)

Children seeking counselling with regard to conflict with alcoholic parents, discontinued schooling, difficulties in studies, love affair and/or involved in anti-social activities, delinquent, drug abuse, conflict with the public etc.

Problems with institutions, management, school authorities teachers, and/or friends.

Ill-treatment by family.

The staff of the Vanitha Sahayavani work in co-ordination with volunteers of different NGOs and local police. A vehicle has been provided to Vanitha Sahayavani by the Bengaluru City Police to rescue women in distress.

Women police personnel of right aptitude and emotional quotient.

Network with NGO’s who work for women. The need for intervention and support from NGOs arises when a woman is rescued and needs shelter or short-stay facility and/or when a rescued women needs rehabilitation.

Trained volunteers.





Vanitha Sahayavani operates from the office of the Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru and has counsellors available on call 24/7.

Police Support

Police intervention and protection is provided to womxn above the age of 18 who are in any kind of distress.


Vanitha Sahayavani has a dedicated vehicle which is available on call 24 hours a day. Following a call requesting a rescue, the police will reach the location with a team comprising of a female counsellor, a female constable, and other women police personnel who will take necessary action as per the situation.

Medical Assistance

Free Medical check-up provided for women clients.

Short Stay

Vanitha Sahayavani has tied up with other NGOs that provide short-stay facilities for women in distress who may not have a place to stay after being rescued.

Legal Service

A government appointed lawyer consults once a week (every Wednesday) at the premises of Vanitha Sahayavani to offer free legal advice and assistance.


Vanitha Sahayavani offers vocational training for women who might need help in rebuilding their lives.

Awareness Program

Vanitha Sahayavani conducts awareness programmes regularly on the topic of women rights, safety, abuse and protection among various segments and categories of people.



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