Udayan Ghar (Sunshine Home)

The Udayan Ghar (Sunshine Home)

Based on the belief that a loving home and family is the right of every child, Udayan Ghars are long term, group residential homes that nurture children who are orphaned, abandoned or at-risk, in a family-like environment, through a strategy called L.I.F.E – Living In Family Environment.

There are single and multi-unit Udayan Ghars, wherein 12 children (6-18 years) constitute a unit to give individual attention to each child. This ‘Group Care’ model ensures children are loved and cared for by a group of Mentor Parents – long term volunteers, a team of caregivers, social workers, and mental health professionals.

Udayan Ghars are located in middle-class neighborhoods to help children integrate with mainstream society. Children receive quality education in some of the best schools. Once they reach the age of 18 years, they are supported through our Aftercare Programme and continue with higher education or vocational training towards economic independence. Since inception in 1996, Udayan Ghars have nurtured  over 1200 children. Presently, over 200 children live at 17 Udayan Ghars, in 4 states, viz., Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan and 30 young adults are being supported through our After Care Programme.

It only takes $2,700 per year or $220 per month to sponsor an Udayan Ghar child until age 18.

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Udayan Aftercare Program

While children over the age of 18 are required to move out of children’s homes, Indian law allows for Aftercare programmes to support these young adults to reintegrate into mainstream society. Understanding that children often need more time and extra support and are not fully independent at 18, Udayan Care India runs two After Care facilities for young adults – 1) at Jagshanti Udayan Ghar in Greater Noida for girls , and 2) at Gurgaon for boys, near the Boys Home in the existing campus itself.

Some youth are also placed in scattered site housing or College Hostels. Young adults are supported for their accommodation, living expenses, their higher education or vocational training, as per their talent and interests, and are given career guidance and life skills training. Additionally, they are encouraged to take up part-time jobs and even manage an independent kitchen as training to become independent young professionals and homemakers of tomorrow.

It only takes $2,700 per year or $220 per month to sponsor an Udayan Aftercare child through college or vocational training