Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part VII: Faith Home!


This post will consist of all the children who live at Faith Home in Ongole, where there are 4 homes: Faith  Green, Faith Purple, Faith Orange, and Faith Yellow. Sponsorship helps SCH to be able to secure the proper medical care, as well as all the other essentials for living the happiest, healthiest life possible.

From the Faith Home sponsorship page:

One of our three Ongole homes, Faith is home to our girls and young women with a wide range of medical and cognitive disabilities. Faith Home is equipped with an excellent nursing staff and on-site special educators and tutors. Four foster families make up Faith Home: Faith Green, Faith Purple, Faith Yellow, and Faith Orange.

Faith Home Green

Alina has CP and a seizure disorder. She is currently building her trunk gth by doing crunches, as well as learning to sit, stand, and control her body in physical therapy! She loves hugs and being tossed in the air. Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.

*Elodie has CP, microcephaly, and a seizure disorder. She is a wheelchair user! She loves when you make loud, kissy noises at her, and is beginning to become more active with the  help of staff. Needs $100/month. Sponsor here.

*Faye is a little sweetheart who was born with an autoimmune disease. *Faye is doing so well since coming to SCH and has the biggest brown eyes you will ever see. Needs $240/month. Sponsor here.

*Keren has cerebral palsy, an intellectual disability, and is blind. She is a wheelchair user. She is described as a gentle, happy,  quiet little angel who has gone through a lot since birth, surviving an attack of meningitis when she nine months old that caused her blindness, as well as hydrocephalus and some brain damage. Today, *Keren is making strides and growing stronger every day. She loves music, to be held, and interacting with caregivers. Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.

*Lynn is a very unique girl! *Lynn was born with albinism and has the most beautiful red hair and blue-violet eyes. She is a precious little girl who loves to sit and observe the world around her. She is described as a very special girl who is making great strides in her development every day. Lynn recently turned 1 year old! Needs $150/month. Sponsor here.

*Tessa has CP, for which she uses a wheelchair, in addition to  a seizure disorder and an intellectual disability. She is sweet and expressive! She’s been working to gain weight, adjust to a new home, and learning to sit unassisted. Needs $190/month. Sponsor here.

*Winnie has CP, a seizure disorder, and an intellectual disability and is generally quiet and reserved, but has the most adorable laugh when tickled. She is described as a  little sweetie with a charming smile. *Winnie is a wheelchair user. Needs $130/month. Sponsor here.

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Faith Home Purple

*Jodi is a darling little girl who has CP and a manageable chronic illness. She is energetic, playful and very curious. In 2013, with the help of a devoted volunteer, *Jodi learned to walk independently. Today, you can often find her walking up and down the stairs of her home. Needs just $70/month! Sponsor here.

*Melanie has CP, but can walk with some assistance. She loves to explore her home. She charms everyone in her home and has a prominent sense of humor – she laughs at everything! Needs $140/month. Sponsor here.

*Monica is a sweet girl who has microcephaly and a heart condition. She is a pint-sized bundle of energy and enthusiasm. Monica learned to walk independently all by herself, and can usually be found running around the house, exploring! Needs $200/month. Sponsor here.

*Sophia was misdiagnosed with CP. She is a sweet, young girl who actually has a developmental delay. When she first came to SCH, she cried a lot – today, she is a happy girl. She loves listening to music, dancing, and playing with her foster siblings. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.

*Tatum has semi-paralysis of her arms and a congenital disability, but is able to use her feet to do almost anything hands can do! She is described as a very special and unique child who amazes everyone at SCH every day.  She is able to read and write, and communicates very well in Telegu. Needs $270/month. Sponsor here.

*Caroline came to SCH with a cleft lip and some dental issues, which she had surgically repaired soon after. Prior to her abandonment, *Caroline was neglected by her birth family, causing malnourishment and developmental delay. *Caroline is fully sponsored!

*Eleanor has cerebral palsy and osteomalacia. She is described as a sweet, quiet little girl who loves to sit and play with colorful toys that make noise. *Eleanor is a little bookworm; she watches her teacher intently during storytelling. *Eleanor is fully sponsored!

*Kathleen is blind and has institutional autism. She is described as a sweet girl who loves to make silly noises and feel difference surfaces with her hands. *Kathleen loves to be tickled and loved on my her foster family. *Kathleen is fully sponsored!

 Faith Home Yellow

*Christina has an intellectual disability, a joyful spirit, and loves to sing and dance. She is always helpful when asked to do something. She has medaled in the state Special Olympics in two sporting events! She is enthusiastic about learning and especially enjoys music class. Needs $210/month. Sponsor here.

*Dawn has a mental illness, and was brought to SCH having suffered physical and emotional abuse. *Dawn has gone through tremendous amounts of healing, and today you can typically catch her smiling brightly or participating in class. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.

*Hannah used to have an esophageal issue, causing her to have an endearing husky voice, which has since been medically intervened. Since being at SCH, she has had strabismus surgical repair and is doing well. She is described as a very sweet and lovable young lady who has a motherly personality and enjoys keeping her foster sisters in line. *Hannah is mature and responsible. Needs $340/month (completely unsponsored). Sponsor here.

*Meghan has an intellectual disability, epilepsy, and a seizure disorder. She is described as a friendly, happy young woman with a constant, gigantic smile on her face! She loves creating art, going on outings, and making new friends. Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.

*Sadie is a beautiful young lady with a quiet and gentle spirit who is happy and smiles often. She has a developmental delay. Sadie loves attending music class. Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.

*Wendy has CP, epilepsy, and an intellectual disability. *Wendy uses both speech and ASL to communicate! She is the big sister in her foster home at Faith and attends an on-site vocational school, where she learns to make handicrafts like bracelets, necklaces, and flower garlands. She was the first child to come to SCH! Wendy is very independent and is almost always smiling her gorgeous smile. Needs $220/month. Sponsor here.

Faith Home Orange

*Amanda has an intellectual disability, but she hasn’t let it stop her. She is described as  a wonderful, sweet young lady who loves to help with younger children and various other tasks. She thrives on feeling needed to help others. She also loves dancing, running, and games. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.

*Amulya has CP and an intellectual disability. She has a twin, *Dhivena! *Amulya had a surgery to release the tendons behind her knees a couple years ago, and can now walk more comfortably. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.

*Bella has CP. She is a quiet, reserved girl who enjoys stringing beads, doing puzzles, making things with duplo blocks, coloring, and other hands-on activities. She can speak, but does so only when she feels the need. *Bella loves music class, where the clacker is her favourite instrument. *Bella is a happy girl who loves to give and receive hug,  and you often see her smiling as she watches others. Needs $150/month. Sponsor here.

*Dhivena has CP, epilepsy, and an intellectual disability, as well as some strabismus. She had a surgery to correct club feet when she was younger, and is now a mobile, happy, friendly young lady with a bright smile. She has a twin sister, *Amulya! Needs $300/month (currently unsponsored). Sponsor here.

*Glory has CP complicated by osteoporosis, and epilepsy. She attends special on-site vocational school with a local teacher, at Jubilee Home, where she also learns to make handicrafts like beaded bracelets! Music class is her favorite. *Glory is shy, sweet, and smiley. She is quiet, but loves to help out! Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.

*Promise is blind and has spina bifida. When she first came to SCH, she needed lots of therapy and medical intervention to correct serious, neglected medical complications regarding her kidneys and the state of her spina bifida. Today, she is described as a quiet, strong, and 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 some other older girls! She turns 20 years old soon (you can donate to her birthday here! Scroll down til you find her birthday, click the ‘sponsor’ button, then make sure you note that the funds should go to *Promise in the notes/comments section!). Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.

*Serene has CP, for which she uses a wheelchair, and an intellectual disability. She can be either loud and vocal, or soft and quiet! She loves music class, puzzles, blocks, and coloring. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.

*Annie has ataxic cerebral palsy, a developmental delay, and is nonverbal. *Annie loves music and claps her hands whenever she hears it! She always enjoys hanging out with her friends in her vocational class. She wants to be treated just like the other girls! *Annie is a wheelchair user. She is fully sponsored!

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 governmental 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!

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