Update September 2019:
Please welcome *Evi to the Jubilee Home family! Read more below.
Update July 2019:
It has recently been decided that Jubilee and Joy Homes will merge due to a landlord attempting to raise rent at one of the apartment complexes. *Susan and *Lauren have moved to Anchor Home during this transition, as it was determined this would be in their best interest.
This post will consist of young ladies who live at Jubilee Home. There are two foster homes at Jubilee: Jubilee Blue and Jubilee Lavender. If the girls do not attend mainstream private schools in the community, they attend an on-site vocational school, where they learn handicrafts, have music class, learn academics at their own level, and so much more. Learn more about the school, New Horizons School, as well as donate toward operational costs, here. You can also help support the school by purchasing items they will use for their vocational projects here!
From the Jubilee Home sponsorship page:
Jubilee is where our older girls with cognitive delays and learning and behavioral disorders live. We have a team of special educators on-site that work with our girls to develop social skills and establish learning habits. Our girls and young women take part in a vocational program to not only give them some responsibility but to aid in making SCH more self-sustaining. Jubilee consists of two individual foster families; Jubilee Blue and Jubilee Lavender.
*Evi is 9 years old. She loves to be held and rocked, loves to be in the sunshine and around her foster sisters, and doesn’t like physical therapy. She’s a rare sense of calm in a very lively home, and staff love having her in the home! Shes been through so much change in the past days, and SCH would appreciate prayers as she transitions, learns and grows. *Evi is brand-new to life at SCH, and she needs sponsors to cover her care, education, and therapy. Needs $350/month. Sponsor here.
*Jessie has cerebral palsy, for which she uses a wheelchair. She is described as affectionate, giggly, and bright. She loves one-on-one time with people, but is content to relax with friends. She loves to go for long rides in her wheelchair and often laughs and giggles when doing so. She has a beautiful smile, and joyful laughter. In 2018, she worked on playing with a ball in her on-site classes! Needs $350/month. Sponsor here.
*Alana has cerebral palsy for which she uses a wheelchair, and is also non-verbal. She has no cognitive delay and can respond by nodding or using hand movements. *Alana is a bright young lady with beautiful brown eyes who is described as a fashionista! It took *Alana about a week to warm up when she first arrived – she was very fearful and shy. Slowly, she began opening up, and now she is often smiling and interacting with others. In 2018, she made strides with her progress in physiotherapy. Read more about *Alana here! Needs just $55/month more! Sponsor here.
*Amy is totally blind and is autistic. *Amy spends time exploring the world around her with her guide cane. She is a real sweetie who loves affection. She would climb up into your lap if she could, but will settle for hugs and holding your hand. *Amy is generally quiet, but tends to perk right up when she hears music. She loves it, and a smile will come across her face when one of her favorite songs is played. If you listen closely, you may even hear her giggle! In 2018, she made strides in her mobility and independence. Needs $270/month. Sponsor here.
*Dorothy has cerebral palsy that mostly affects her hands and legs, and an intellectual disability. She especially loves to make music in music class! She is a kind and gentle soul who is always laughing and smiling. She is always involving her siblings who have more significant medical needs than she, making sure they are part of the action! in 2018, she made progress in her pre-vocational classes and developed her fine motor skills! Needs $150/month. Sponsor here.
*Faith is a lovely, joyful young girl who is autistic and takes medication to control seizures. She has a 1,000-watt smile! Since being at SCH, she has also had eardrum reconstruction and adenoid removal surgery. She attends on-site school, where she loves music, making necklaces, and joining in group activities. In 2018, she worked towards improvement in her fine motor skills. Needs $325/month. Sponsor here.
*Felicia is a happy, content girl with the most endearing giggle who uses a wheelchair to get around due to brittle bones caused by malnutrition, from when she lived at a government orphanage before SCH. Though non-verbal, she enjoys watching the world around her and is learning to stand on her own. She has made astounding progress from the time she first arrived at SCH! *Felicia enjoys music class and watching colorful educational videos. She is very ticklish and laughs whenever you talk to or tease her. She has a very sweet smile. In 2018, she made strides in independent mobility and strength-building alongside a physiotherapist! Needs $315/month. Sponsor here.
*Ginger has some developmental delays and spastic cerebral palsy. She is a very sweet, friendly girl who is happy and active. She loves music, running, and playing with her foster siblings. *Ginger is non-verbal, but knows several signs in ASL as well as gestures to make her wishes known. She has made leaps and bounds in her classes. In 2018, she learned shapes, colors, and fruits in class, as well as learning a few new signs! Needs $265/month. Sponsor here.
*Promise is blind and has a repaired spina bifida surgical site. When she first came to SCH, she needed lots of therapy and medical intervention to correct serious, neglected medical complications regarding her kidneys and spina bifida. Today, she is described as a quiet, strong, brave girl who is doing well medically! She loves to dance to worship music, spin in circles, and ‘sing’ in her quiet, tiny voice. *Promise lived with foster moms Nikki and Tori in the past, where she learned to walk independently, followed by living with a foster family at Jubilee Home, and now has just moved to Faith with older girls! In 2018, she improved her mobility skills and gained more independence. Needs $225/month. Sponsor here.
*Rhoda is autistic and has epilepsy. In 2018, she received a g-tube to supplement self-feeding and help her gain weight. She is described as a very sweet, funny girl with a hilarious, heartwarming giggle. She loves playing with dolls, small blocks, and other stacking toys, as well as music – she always chooses miniature symbols during her music class at school. In 2018, she struggled to stay healthy, and spent a lot of time in the hospital in critical care, but was able to make a full recovery! Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.
*Ruthie has an intellectual disability, a seizure disorder, and a developmental delay. When she first came to SCH, she needed treatment for tuberculosis. Since receiving that treatment, she has truly blossomed into an affectionate and happy girl. She is described as a very sociable and lovable young girl who loves to dance and listen to music. In 2018, she took an interest in music, singing, and playing the piano! Needs just $65/month more. Sponsor here.
*Zoe has cerebral palsy, Hirschsprung’s Disease, and an intellectual disability. *Zoe loves to give hugs, sit in your lap, and gives bright heartwarming smiles. Her favorite toys are dolls, pull string toys, and musical instruments. In 2018, she improved in her ability to focus in her on-site classes! Needs $310/month. Sponsor here.
*Paula has cerebral palsy, for which she uses a custom wheelchair. She received her first chair in 2014, and it has helped her become much more independent! She attends mainstream private school. She is a joyful, giggly teen, always giving hugs, who loves to sing and get henna on her hands. In 2018, she made progress in her pre-vocational classes and learned how to make bracelets!
Can you help sponsor a young lady from Jubilee?
Older children and young adults are often overlooked for sponsorship because they may not be as ‘cute’ or ‘squishy’ as the babies, toddlers, or smaller children. However, they are so, so important! They learn life skills and are able to learn a vocation, so that, if possible, they may some day become independent.
An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsors at any cost per month, from as low as $10/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and which city they live in (Ongole or Hyderabad).
You can sponsor any child who needs additional funding at SCH by using the resources found here. Use these resources to get involved in other ways, such as becoming an advocate or volunteering. You can also become a medical sponsor (ideal for large groups or organizations who wish to support SCH) and donate toward monthly emergency medical expenses; or an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school. Learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities.
*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian government guidelines which state that children in care may not have identifying photos of them on the internet, as well as no identifying information such as birth name, place of origin, etc.
You can also send gifts via Amazon India, make a one-time, general donation, pray if that is your calling, or volunteer at home or in India yourself by using these resources!