Care for Kids and Youth
Everywhere we work, vulnerable children and needs of the youth are core to our purpose. As we care for them, others join us from local government as well as nearby charities and together we make a difference in the community. In the process, lives are touched and glory is given to God as people come to understand we do this so they can experience God’s love too.
Our shelter homes, sports clubs, educational programs and rescue of kids abandoned in railway stations all provide opportunities for their development and offer hope for their future. The covid pandemic has brought a new generation of orphans as parents have died, leaving these children susceptible to human trafficking.
"We believe God gives children as a gift and a blessing to the next generation."
How We Care for Kids
With 20 million orphans, the need for orphan care is vast. ASSI has 5 shelter homes and 1 adoption center that each provide a safe place for up to 50 children at a time. Children can stay in our shelter homes while they wait to be reunited with their families.
We long to see as many children as possible have opportunities to reach their God-given potential. This includes opportunities for nourishment, education, medical care, freedom from addiction, healthy family life, and a saving relationship with their Heavenly Father.
In hundreds of railway stations across India, hundreds of thousands of children have been kicked out of their homes or abandoned. These children, some as young as 3 years old, find that their daily existence is a struggle. The need is undeniable, which is why we began serving railway children in 2004.
In our service to railway children, we focus primarily on restoration to their families. We work with the government and the police to reunite children with their families. Sometimes this means they stay in one or our children's shelters until their family is located.