“Dar Al Karama” Homeless and Beggars Shelter



Dar Al Karama"Homeless and Beggars Shelteris a governmental social institution affiliated to the Ministry of Labour & Social Development, Department of Social Welfare. It is concerned with the provision of care and different services for the first-time mendicants and vagrants.



“Dar Al Karama” Homeless and Beggars Shelter

Homeless and Baggars Shelter Law (5) 2007



  1. To participate in fighting the mendicancy and vagrancy phenomenon in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  2. To receive mendicants and vagrants of both sexes who are caught during mendicancy.
  3. To provide social, health, psychological, and living care to cases their stay.
  4. To implement different programs that help mendicants and vagrants to abandon practicing mendicancy and vagrancy.
  5. To coordinate with the concerned bodies to transfer to them the cases of mendicants and vagrants whose circumstances require benefiting from the services offered by such bodies
  6. To strengthen the tie between the mendicant/vagrant and his family, and work on providing financial and moral care to help him not to return to mendicancy.
  7. To work on intensifying the guidance and direction programs to reduce and eliminate mendicancy and vagrancy. This can be achieved by utilizing different means of communication.
  8. To collaborate with the concerned authorities to follow up and monitor the cases of mendicancy and vagrancy, and pursue them up to limit their spread.


Programs and Services

The Home provides the following programs and services:

  1. Social care program
  2. Health care program
  3. Cultural and recreational program


Admission Conditions:

The followings conditions must be met in order to admit a mendicant to the Home:

1.      He should be of a Bahraini nationality or one of the residents in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

2.      He has been caught practicing mendicancy or vagrancy for the first time.

3.      He is free from contagious diseases or mental disorders.

4.      There is an order issued by the public prosecution to house the mendicant or vagrant in the Home.


Admission Procedures:


When the mendicant or vagrant is transferred to the Home for the first time, the following procedures should be followed:

  1. To house the mendicant or vagrant who is caught by the competent bodied after being presented before the public prosecution, an order is issued to house him in the Home, and his name is registered in the special register.
  2. To open up a file for each mendicant or vagrant.
  3. To contact the family of the mendicant or vagrant and notify them about the situation in order to cooperate with them in this matter.
  4. To conduct a comprehensive medical examination.
  5. To conduct a social research to determine and identify the reasons and factors that led him to practice mendicancy or vagrancy, in order to take the measures that suit the circumstances of each case.
  6. To submit a detailed report about the social status of the mendicant or vagrant to the public prosecution to decide whatever it sees fit for the case. The report should be submitted prior to the expiry of the period specified for housing the case.


To inquire about the Home’s services, please contact:



Department of Social Welfare

 “Dar Al Karama” Homeless and Beggars Shelter


Phone: 17490225 - Fax: 17490233




























































































































































































































































































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