SNEHA Centre

SNEHA Centre Model

SNEHA Centres – M / East Ward

SNEHA Centre is an integrated model of 4 themes to address the health of family focusing on women and children driven by the goal to improve the health of women and children in vulnerable slum communities in Mumbai.

The SNEHA CENTRE will monitor and evaluate the following primary indicators

Maternal and Newborn Health

% increase in institutional delivery and uptake of Janani Suraksha Yojana

Empowerment, Health and Sexuality Amongst Adolescents (EHSAS)

% increase in uptake of Family Planning (met need)

Child Health and Nutrition

Growth monitoring by Child anthropometry


% increase in addressing and consultation on issues

Current Status

  • 6 centres opened in January and February 2012 in Shivaji Nagar( Shastri Nagar, Sanjay Nagar , Plot No. 29), Govandi and Mandala (Ekta Nagar, Janata Nagar and Dr. Zakir Husain Nagar) Mankhurd (3 from each )
  • Centre has 2 Community organisers , one male and one female who run the SNEHA Centre activities
  • 2 Program Officers, each handling the 3 centres, monitoring the activities and the overall work.
  • Networking with NGOs and laisioning with Service providers such as MCGM, Police, ICDS initiated by the centre.
  • The target groups are, pregnant women, children under 5, newly married women and men, women in reproductive age group of 15to 49yrs., youth, men , adolescent girls and boys(11 to 19 yrs)
  • Centre functions at community level through group meetings with various target groups, events and campaigns, and at individual level through home visits.

Laisioning Activities with Service Providers

  • Medical and immunization outreach camps in the community by Health Posts
  • Mobile clinics of Family Planning Association of India at the door step once a month for gynaecological problems, general health of women and children, counseling on Family planning methods usage, distribution of contraceptives (condoms and pills)
  • Community Based Distribution of contraceptives by Community Organisers
  • Anthropometry measurements of children <5 with ICDS
  • Counseling services for violence is also initiated at one of the centres of Govandi with PVWC team. The program officer and 1 community Organizer address violence cases, provide counseling services, legal help, police help and refer for further intervention.