Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood & Enterprise (SMILE), a comprehensive scheme launched by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment provides for a component named Garima Greh that exclusively provides for shelter to transgender persons with basic amenities like food, medical care, recreational facilities. Graim Grehs are well equipped to support Transgender persons in need of care and protection through individualised plans for their overall development.
The main aim of Garima Greh’s to provide shelter to Transgender persons with basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and recreational facilities. Besides, it will provide support for the capacity-building/skill development of Transgender persons.
“At first they will ask why you are doing it. Later they will ask how you are doing it.”
Garima Greh provides for food, medical care and recreational facilities among other things for the overall development of the residents
Garima greh provides for weekly health check-ups, health camps to ensure that the residents are healthy and well
Garima Greh acts as a facilitator to ensure that resources are mobilised to ensure that local NGOs, schools, organizations are networked to provide best opportunities for the welfare of residents
Skill training in the form of tailoring, beauty course etc. through in house training and with the help of outsourced organisation is conducted to equip the residents with market oriented skills
Garima Greh provides opportunities for the residents to gain employment in various sectors based on their skills and interest.
Garima Greh acts as a common service centre by assisting beneficiaries to avail social security schemes, Transgender persons certificate & ID card.
Garima Greh provides psychological services to Transgender persons in the form of group, family, individual counselling
Garima greh is fully covered with CCTV cameras and is safe for all the residents