Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part VIII: Truth Home!


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This post will consist of all the children who live at the newly-renovated Truth Home in Ongole, where there are 2 foster homes. 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 Truth Home sponsorship page:

Truth Home reopened its doors the beginning of the summer 2017, and serves as a home to our boys in Ongole[, many] with Cerebral Palsy. About half of our Truth Home boys attend school off-site, while the rest receive on-site tutoring and one-on-one physical therapy. Truth Home was originally one of SCH’s first homes, but was then closed as the majority of our children shifted to Faith Home – today, Truth Home has reopened to better accommodate the needs of our boys and young men.


Completely Unsponsored

*Nathan has cerebral palsy, for which he uses a wheelchair, epilepsy, and an intellectual disability. He is described as gentle, peaceful, and calm. He has come a long way, and loves to sit outside in the evenings to watch nature. He attends special education classes on-site at his home 6x/week and also receives regular physiotherapy. In 2018, he made strides in his sensory skills! Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

*Silas has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He is an exuberant  young boy who loves playing water games. He is a smiley, mischievous, happy boy who steals the heart of everyone he meets. *Silas loves to spend time with his friends and play with colorful toys. In 2018, he learned how to complete pegboard puzzles in on-site class! Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

Partially Sponsored

*Bennett has cerebral palsy along with a developmental delay. He loves to hang out with his foster brothers and is always giggling. in 2018, he learned his colours and how to grip and hold a ball! *Bennett’s family is in the process of taking him home, with the facilitation and support of SCH! This is scheduled to happen around October/November 2019. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts, that this transition would go smoothly and that they would feel they are completely supported in caring for him! Read more about *Bennett here! Needs $175/month. Sponsor here.

*Brent is an active, affectionate boy who had a sensitive medical need which was repaired surgically. He is  fun-loving and has an infectious laugh and sense of humor. *Brent loves to go swimming at beach and is a constant ball of energy. In 2018, he continued to make progress at his mainstream private school! Needs $215/month. Sponsor here.

*Ezra has cerebral palsy for which he uses a wheelchair, and epilepsy. He has an amazing smile and the cutest laugh! He loves to play in water, go on fun outings, and be held. He is a generally happy kid who brings much joy to people who take the time to know him. He is always joyful! In 2018, he made improvements in grasping objects and engaging in on-site class! Needs $270/month. Sponsor here.

*Jason has hearing loss and wears hearing aids. He is described as a sweet, outgoing young man who is rowdy, confident, brave, hospitable, and helpful. He has a servant’s heart and loves to help around the house without prompting. He also makes sure the younger boys stay in line. *Jason is very friendly, strikes up conversations with strangers, and always greets and welcomes visitors into the home. You can often find *Jason learning about the newest types of technology, as he is very curious! He participates in vocational classes on-site and has developed his own jewelry designs. In 2018, he continued to make strides in the vocational program, making baskets and jewelry. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.

*Jasper has cerebral palsy for which he uses a wheelchair, and kyphosis. He is a quiet sweetheart who loves being tickled! He loves the sound of autos (taxis), being outside, and being held. In 2018, he made strides in sensory integration! Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

*Josh has cerebral palsy for which he uses a wheelchair. *Josh also has alopecia, or hair loss, and has been lovingly described as his home’s ‘Charlie Brown’. He’s not grouchy though, no way! *Josh has a beautiful smile. He loves to be sung and spoken to, and makes his needs known, though he is non-verbal. In 2018, he made progress in sensory skills by learning to hold a ball with his hands! Needs $225/month. Sponsor here.

*Palmer has autism and a mild intellectual delay. He is described as a fun, playful, and active boy who is bursting with energy. *Palmer loves to be challenged, excels in his mainstream private school, and loves to play tag and color. In 2018, he continued to progress in classes! Needs $185/month. Sponsor here.

Fully Sponsored

*Asher is completely blind and takes medication to reduce epilepsy. He is described as a giggly, lovable little guy who loves to be danced with, swung around, and bounced. In 2018, he made progress in his sensory integration and tactile discrimination!

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 $25/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 become 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!

Connect with SCH: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.

4 Comments

  1. Does Truth Home have foster parents or foster parent-like adults in the home? I hear more about the Hyderabad moms, as most of them have blogs and are visibly advocating and fundraising online.

    1. I do not think there are foster parents in place at Truth at this time. I know they used to operate Truth before, but most of the children were moved elsewhere. I think they are still re-building, and I know there is ample local staff in-house. I’m not officially affiliated with SCH, though. You could request to join SCH’s advocacy group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756461311290543/) if you have Facebook, or contact them at the links provided, if you want to know more 🙂

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