This 2011 manual highlights the issues of women in shelter homes. Very little efforts have been made earlier to understand the problems and concerns of these women. The issues of the staff who work in shelter homes are hardly addressed too. This lack of understanding can lead to the inadequate care and support and at times injustice to the residents who have been victims of difficult circumstances. This manual aims to enable the care givers of these shelter homes to understand the needs of the women and gives them an insight into the spectrum of psychosocial interventions.