Snehalaya has started the Parivatan Kendras in all the major red light areas of Ahmednagar district. Shivnagar in Shevgaon is one of the potential red light areas to work with. More than 250 women in prostitution are living in Shivnagar red light area. Snehalaya is working in Shivnagar since last 10 years. The work began with the children in the red light area. Then we have started STI clinic, Counseling center, DOTS Center, anti-trafficking center, pre-primary school in the rented house.
Caring Friends, Mumbai supported Snehalaya to build our own center on 4000 sq. feet piece of land. Now the well equipped clinic, Drop-In-Center, counseling Center, vocational training center etc. is ready to serve the beneficiaries.
The inauguration ceremony was held on 27th, October 2011 in the presence of Ms. Florence Koenderink from Holland, Mr. Arun Lande, President of Shevgaon Panchayat Samiti, Dr. Laddha, Dr. Meghatai Kambale, Mr. Suvalal Shingavi and Dr. Girish Kulkarni. 400 women in prostitution from all over district were present for the programme.