Family Counselling Center, the Ongoing Programme
The Programme in a nut shell
The Family Counseling Centre (FCC), Keonjhar, Orissa commenced from 01.08.2006 has been functioning under the aegis of TADASHA. This is a Central Sector Scheme under the Ministry of WCD and the fund and functions administered through the Central Social Welfare Board and State Social Welfare Board, Odisha. As of 31st March 2016 a total nos. of 793 cases could be registered & 696 nos of cases could be closed with satisfactory solutions or empathetic outcomes. The cases like extra marital relationships, alcoholism, dowry torture, unwed motherhood, etc., are dominantly prevalent in the district. The interventions beyond counseling are precisely on women empowerment, legal awareness and access to justice supported through the district administration, judiciary and often with personal and consistent follow up services. The office of FCC is functioning in the premises of the Collectorate, Keonjhar: the applicant and the respondent, with or without family, as the case may be, are counseled empathetically through repeated sessions for peaceful solutions. The unsolved litigated cases more often than not facilitatehelp from the DLSA or the judiciary mediation center or the concerned courts and at times the Women Commission, Protection Centers, Administration or even the Community, Gram Panchayats.