This is a guide for establishing and maintaining a homeless shelter.

It is developed essentially to serve as reference for stakeholders. It is not a comprehensive document; however, it presents the basics – the minimum requirements. The chapters of this guide include the required preparations for a homeless shelter establishment, its operationalization and management, mobilization of resources to sustain its financial aspects, and monitoring and evaluation. Each chapter ensures the elaboration of requisites for putting-up and keeping a homeless shelter.

Shelter Manual, October 2010 (pdf)

Homeless children sleeping

Homeless children sleeping beside an infrastructure in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, December 2010