Update 8/14: Read about all the boys from Truth Home still in need of sponsorship here. The new Faith Home girls (along with the standing Faith Home foster children) can be read about here! They are listed at the bottom, under the italic heading ‘New Faith Home Girls’.
Update 8/2: All the young adults who were moving into Truth Home (and the ones who were re-distributing from Jubilee) are officially moved in! This makes the need to have initial rent costs covered. SCH is still seeking $6,400 in donation. $377.63 has come in so far, according to Kindful! Also, you can donate at the link provided at the top of this page, as well as meet the boys who live in Truth’s two foster homes, Truth Yellow and Truth Orange!
Because SCH’s reach continues to grow, and they often receive additional children, sometimes they have to rent additional properties and move some kids and young adults around! Doing this ensures that SCH can continue to provide an excellent level of care, while keeping the ‘family-style’ foster home model. Homes that feel less-institutional tend to offer multiple observed benefits, including the increased ability to create personal bonds between children and caregivers/foster parents, and the closer to 1-to-1 care possible, the better!
SCH is currently raising funds for their 2 newest pending rentals, one of which will be the location of the newest home: Truth Home. Some older boys who had previously been living at Faith Home will be moving there! In addition, some girls from Jubilee Home have moved into Faith Home, while others will be moving to a new property, just like the Faith Home boys! I have added a ‘Truth Home’ category to this blog, and you can refer to it for more updates.
SCH posted a description of the reason for this change, and how it will help improve the quality of life SCH’s young adults experience:
As the SCH family continues to grow, we have reached a point where we need to expand our homes in order to maintain the same quality of care.
After much prayer, we have decided to shift some of our children around to better meet their changing needs. This move will impact our Jubilee Home girls and our Faith Home boys.
About half of our girls in Jubilee Home have moved to Faith Home and the other half will be moving to a new location better suited for their needs. As the new Faith girls move in from Jubilee, our Faith Home boys have moved out into a new home – Truth Home.
With the move, comes a few additional costs. We are looking to raise $6,850 to help cover the initial moving costs.
This will help to offset the cost of security deposits for both new homes, painting and general upkeep, as well as any unexpected costs that we encounter along the way.
SCH’s most-recent Facebook post also adds:
This move will allow [the] young adults to take part in vocational programs, and be in a home better suited [to] their needs!
Donate directly to this cause here, on Kindful.
Below is a photo of a young man named *Josh. Here, he is creating sensory artwork using his handprint, with the help of a teacher! *Josh is one of the young men moving into Truth Home.
*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.
Facebook is the most frequently-updated resource SCH tends to use, due to its ease in sharing.
Another way you can help SCH not only right now with this urgent need, but into the future, is to sponsor a child, or give in other ways. 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 more about New Horizons School here; Little Lights Special School here; and Anjali School for the Blind here. At each link, there is an opportunity to donate toward operational costs for each of the schools.
Lastly, learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities.