Sponsor monthly care of a mentally ill woman at our Home, INR 3000


Paripurnata was registered in 1991 and was established as the first half-way Home in West Bengal in 1992 for mentally ill-women who had been confined in the jails as NCLs (Non Criminal Lunatics) and in the mental hospitals for almost a decade (currently these individuals come from Calcutta Pavlov hospital). It is a psychosocial rehabilitation centre, which prepares them and their families to lead healthy lives in their natural homes and helps to integrate them into the wider society so that they can once again lead a normal life and continue their journey towards wholeness. Apart from West Bengal, these individuals also belong to Orissa, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand in India, and neighbouring countries like Nepal & Bangladesh.

How It Works

• The half-way-home is a temporary place, where the patients stay at the Home for a limited period of time.
• Paripurnata's rehabilitation programme offers pharmacotherapy, occupational therapy, non-formal education and counseling.
• Women also re-learn skills needed for daily living such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and so on.
• They are regularly taken out for picnics, tours, etc. for developing social skills.
• Screening of probable patients are carried by holding a series of interviews with the candidate at the mental hospital.
• The information regarding the candidate's present condition is sought from the caregivers.
• On being selected, the candidates are asked to come to Paripurnata for a couple of hours for planned stay on a fixed date to see for themselves the environment of Paripurnata and meet the house staff, administrative staff and present residents.
• A sub-committee for monitoring the psychosocial rehabilitation process takes the final decision.
• After their stay, there is a follow-up programme, where regular home visits, family counselling and family meets are held.
• In case of relapse, they are re-admitted to the Home for short periods.


• 2-3 hours – Duration of the planned stay
• 3 years – Duration of the follow up programme
• 9-12 years – Duration of time for which the patients stay at the half-way Home
• 10-12 years – Duration of time for which the patients were confined in jails and mental hospitals • 18 months – Extended duration of the patient’s stay at the Home
• 165 – Number of patients who had been rehabilitated till March 2011
• 201 – Total number of patients who have been admitted to the Home

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Staff Salaries ( House mothers/Admin Staff ) 3000.00
Unit Price 3000
Total 3000
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United with her children
Vinita (name changed) was admitted to Calcutta Pavlov centre on 30th September by her husband. Her mental problems started when she became adamant to construct a house. She had a tendency to quarrel with the neighbours and often became violent. She was brought to Paripurnata on 25th January 2012.
There are instructors for Art, Sewing, Weaving, Block Printing etc. They conduct classes in their field on vocational/occupational skills (more as a therapy) according to a structured routine. The care givers work in round-the-clock shifts and supervise all activities - rising, PT, personal hygiene, grooming, cleaning their dormitories etc. They supervise cooking and serving meals, dispensing medicines, accompanying Residents for outings, diagnostics etc. Vinita was provided pharmacotherapy and counseling gradually. In the beginning she was not keen to participate in the various activities, but by and by she began taking interest in the rehab process. She was anxious to go back home. She was assured that we would trace her relatives and bring them to Paripurnata.
Our Psychiatric Social Worker traced her house and met her two sons. The husband was not home. However her sons visited her first on 30th April 2012. They took her home for an exposure on 24th June 2012 for a few days. At present she is stable mentally and counting days to go home. In all probability she will be discharged from Paripurnata on October 19, 2012, to be with the family for the Pujas.

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