SCH Current Pressing Needs


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Today will just be a post featuring some pressing needs at SCH. Highlights for each of the cities in which SCH operates are first, followed by general needs over all homes/for multiple homes.

Ongole Homes

  • Under-funding coverage, due to low sponsorship. There are currently more than 45 kids and young adults who still need partial sponsorship in the Ongole homes. Ongole homes include FaithTruth, and Victory.
  • Find volunteer opportunities for the Ongole homes here.
    • Current needs: nurse, vocational program assistant, social worker, counselor, home-school teachers, physical therapists, and houseparents. More detailed job descriptions, as well as a submission form, can be found at the link above.
    • You can find out more about volunteering in general here.

Hyderabad Homes

  • Find volunteer opportunities for the Hyderabad homes here.
    • Current needs: nurse, photographer/videographer, physical therapist, house parent(s).
    • You can find out more about volunteering in general here.
  • Sponsorship for the Hyderabad homes. Over 50 children and young adults need additional sponsors to attain full sponsorship. Hyderabad homes include: Anchor, Courage and Joy & Jubilee (Joy and Jubilee have recently merged). Sign up to sponsor a child or young adult here.
    • Unsponsored young adults: *Felicia, *Jessie, and *Amy from Jubilee Home.
    • Unsponsored children: *Muffy from Joy Home.

Overall Needs

One-time donations to the general fund

  • Donations to this fund are always needed, as they help cover the costs of emergencies and also go toward un-covered needs in specific homes. Donate here.

Give a 1-time donation to any home by visiting their sponsorship page

Click one of the names below to meet the kids of each home and make a donation.

  • Anchor Home
    • 2 foster families, Gold and Navy, comprised of 24 children and babies with a variety of medical needs and disabilities.
    • The home is equipped with live-in, around-the-clock nursing staff and an elevator to help meet needs of less-mobile children.
    • 7 children at Anchor are listed for adoption with the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, and others may be available directly through specific Indian adoption agencies.
  • Courage Home
    • 2 foster families, Teal and Purple, comprised of 21 children total: one of boys and young men with varying disabilities, and another that is home to children who are blind or have cerebral palsy.
    • Each home is equipped with  foster parents, caregivers, and a nurse. Courage hosts an on-site school, Anjali School for the Blind.
    • 7 children at Courage are listed for adoption with the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, and others may be available directly through specific Indian adoption agencies.
  • Faith Home
    • 4 foster families, Green, Purple, Yellow, and Orange, comprised of about 28 girls and boys of varying ages who have a wide range of medical and cognitive disabilities.
    • Faith Home is equipped with nursing staff and on-site special educators/tutors. 3 children at Faith are listed for adoption with the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, and others may be available directly through specific Indian adoption agencies.
  • Joy & Jubilee Homes
    • 4 foster families, Joy Pink, Joy Yellow, Jubilee Lavender, and Jubilee Blue, comprised of 13 girls ranging between toddler and young adult.
    • The majority of Joy Home girls attend local public schools, where they learn English, math, and science, and may work with on-site tutors for school work. A few older girls attend ASB. They love to spend time playing together, and are frequently found on the trampoline. Many of the older ladies have cognitive, learning, or behavioral disabilities. They work with special educators on-site, to develop social skills and establish learning habits. The young ladies take part in a vocational program to give them some responsibility and aid in making SCH more self-sustaining.
    • 6 children at Joy and Jubilee are listed for adoption with the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, and others may be available directly through specific Indian adoption agencies.
  • Truth Home
    • 1 foster family comprised of 11 boys and young men with more complex medical needs, who may have cerebral palsy and use wheelchairs to get around.
    • About half the Truth boys attend school off-site, while others receive on-site tutoring and 1-to-1 physical therapy. It was one of SCH’s first homes, closed as a majority of the children shifted to Faith, then reopened to better-accommodate the needs of the boys and young men.
  • Victory Home
    • 1 foster home comprised of 21 mostly teen boys and young men with cognitive delays, who are autistic, or have developmental delays.
    • The Victory boys and young men participate in on-site education, tutoring, and take part in a vocational program making envelopes and packaging spices to sell.
    • 1 child at Victory is listed for adoption with the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, and others may be available directly through specific Indian adoption agencies.

Become a Birthday Sponsor!

Cover the cost of an upcoming birthday!

Meet the kids with birthdays next month here (this page is updated sometime in the beginning of the previous month; ex., August’s birthdays are on the page beginning early July), then sign up to sponsor their party! Suggested donation amount is $50 USD, but just $15 sponsors a cake!

Become an Education Sponsor!

You can choose to become a sponsor for either for a child who attends a school in the community, or support one of 3 on-site schools here.

Donate needed items via Amazon.in wishlists!

  • For Ongole, click here. Most-needed: clothing, beanbag chairs/chair fill for positioning, running shoes, toys/educational materials, cooking implements/appliances.
  • For Hyderabad, click here. Most-needed: healthy snacks, USB drives for information storage and adoption-related files, toys/education materials, therapy toys/materials.
  • To donate items for on-site education, click here.
  • To donate materials for on-site vocational classes, click here.
  • To donate toward a specific home’s foster parent wishlist, reference this post.

Adoption!

  • If you have ever considered adoption, many children at SCH are available! To learn more visit here, here, and here.

An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! If you cannot afford to, or are not in a position to adopt or sponsor a child, there are many other ways to ensure SCH can continue to offer such a high level of care and amazing quality of life to these children. SCH relies on donations to keep running.

Quick-links:

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. No full-face photos will be posted.

Connect with SCH: Official Website | Facebook Twitter | Instagram

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