Dilaasa, India's first hospital based crisis intervention department for Women was established at K. B. Bhabha hospital, Bandra to make the public health care system accountable to the issue of domestic violence. It was set up in 2001 as a collaboration of the public health department of the MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) and CEHAT (the research centre of the Anusandhan trust). Another such department was initiated at Kurla Bhabha Hospital in the year 2006. This year in February 2009 another counselling centre was inaugurated at M.Y. Hospital, Indore. The strategic location of Dilaasa in a hospital has helped more than 2000 women facing domestic violence in accessing services easily.
Dilaasa means reassurance and it seeks to provide psychosocial support to women survivors of domestic violence.