Providing Safe, Cost-free Accommodation for every Needy Child Coming to Metros to Undergo Treatment for cancer
St.Judes provides clean, safe and cost free accommodation to children (and their accompanying parents) who are undergoing treatment for chronic diseases like cancer in Mumbai and other cities of India and facilitate their recovery.
It has developed a sustainable model that places children undergoing treatment for cancer on the path to a happy and healthy life.
In major cities of India where low cost, high quality cancer treatment is available, needy children suffering from cancer, and their parents travel to these hospitals from distant towns and villages. The hospitals do not treat them as in-patients all through the long drawn out treatment. These families often do not have a place to stay and end up on the streets, whenever the child is not admitted to hospital.
St. Jude India ChildCare Centres provides these families with free of cost holistic support including housing, nutritional support, transportation to and from the hospital, counselling for the family and new skills for income generation, educational and recreational activities, including art-based therapy, music therapy and yoga.
St. Jude provides "A Home away from Home" for these families, during these difficult times.
Home Away from Home: No. of children served:440
Budget: Rs.50,000/- to maintain one family unit per year in Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
The programme started in Mumbai with one centre/8 units in the year 2006 and by year 2018-19 has expanded to 35 Centres / 435 units in 7 major cities of India.
Plans are underway for opening Centres in Chennai/Vishakpatnam / Varanasi where it has been established that there is a great need for St.Judes Centres.
Total number of beneficiaries as of 31 March 2019--16,880.
Mumbai City , Maharashtra 400034