Our Shelter Homes

Our Shelter Homes

Our Shelter Homes provide a safe space to transgender individuals experiencing violence and trauma of any kind. These shelter homes provide a space for people to study, go to work,and host skilling and training sessions for persons who require it is also a place to rest, recuperate, and reignite the passion to empower themselves to build their lives.

AASRA(Shelter Home)

In the period spanning from April 2023 to March 2024, significant strides were made in fostering inclusivity and empowerment within the transgender community, as evidenced by the activities and achievements outlined in our annual report.

Welcoming New Residents: Two individuals joined our community from Aasra, emphasizing the importance of ensuring their seamless integration and providing them with the necessary support to thrive within our community

Placement at Flipkart: We celebrate the placement of two transgender individuals at Flipkart, a testament to the efficacy of our skill development and education initiatives in empowering community members through meaningful employment opportunities

Transgender Card Creation: Four transgender cards were successfully applied for during this period, marking progress in documentation and recognition crucial for validating gender identity and ensuring legal recognition.


Helpline Call Update: Over the course of the year, our helpline received 324 calls, covering a spectrum of needs and concerns within the transgender community. These calls ranged from crisis cases and inquiries about shelter homes to queries related to transitioning, employment, mental health, and seeking legal or financial assistance. This data underscores the importance of our ongoing efforts to understand and address the diverse needs of our community effectively

Current Residents: Our community continues to grow and evolve, with a roster of residents comprising individuals like Aryan, Aman, Sourab, Joyal, Vishant, and others. Each resident contributes to the vibrant tapestry of our community, enriching it with their unique experiences and perspectives

Through our collective efforts, we strive to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment where transgender individuals can thrive, access opportunities, and fulfill their potential. As we reflect on the past year's achievements and challenges, we remain committed to advancing the rights and well-being of the transgender community, advocating for equality, and promoting social justice.


Garima Greh (Shelter Home)

The Garima Greh program in Mumbai, initiated in 2021 by the TWEET Foundation, serves as a crucial support system for transgender individuals facing violence and discrimination. It provides a secure residential space, aiding residents in their journey towards economic empowerment and self-sufficiency through capacity-building and skill development programs. The program offers vital support services, including assistance with obtaining Transgender (TG) cards and updating document markers, which are essential for legal recognition. Additionally, a national telephone helpline is operated, providing community information, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) guidance, counseling, and assistance with official document updates. .

Throughout the reporting period, Garima Greh admitted 34 transgender individuals and organized numerous activities to enhance their well-being and skills. Highlights include English and MS-CIT courses at Nanavati College, mental health counseling sessions by the Rotary Club, and a video editing workshop at KES College. Celebrations of significant events such as Ambedkar Jayanti, Independence Day, and Ganesh Chaturthi fostered a sense of community and belonging among the residents. Various health and wellness sessions were conducted, including suicide prevention, drug addiction, and monsoon health by Dr. Jayesh Ghodke. Skill development initiatives included online classes covering a range of topics from vision boards and self-introduction to SMART goals, monthly budgeting, and POSH policy. The Make-up and Beauty Batch 2 enrolled 20 candidates, focusing on eye makeup, hairdressing, bridal makeup, and HD makeup techniques. The program successfully placed 20 residents in internships and jobs at prestigious companies such as Lalit Hotel, Concentrix, Godrej Properties, Mahindra Logistics, Tata Steel, POUS Academy, GSK Pharma, and JPMC.


Garima Greh also emphasized mental and physical health through regular check-ups, mental health assessments, and workshops. Celebrations of festivals like Christmas, Diwali, and Republic Day, as well as participation in events like the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival and Pride March, enriched the residents' cultural and social experiences. The Project Management Committee meeting held at the Bandra collector office discussed funding and the potential transfer of the project from the Central Government to the State Government

Inspiring stories of transformation, such as those of Monika, Rugved, Anjali, and Shashi Yadav, illustrate the profound impact of the Garima Greh program. These narratives highlight the residents' journey towards empowerment and self-reliance, showcasing the program's effectiveness in fostering personal and professional growth. The TWEET Foundation's ongoing efforts continue to provide a safe, supportive environment where transgender individuals can thrive.