There are around 25 girls in the home. The children’s ages vary from below school age through to late teens. All the children go to good schools and are progressing well educationally. They receive medical care and counselling. The Refuge’s goal is to see that ‘every deserving child lives a meaningful and purposeful life with dignity.’ The home is well equipped, and the atmosphere is warm and positive. The children act like one big family and are supportive of each other.
The leader had a vision for a long time to establish a care home in Bangalore, in the area where she lived, for abandoned children. The home was opened in August 2007 and has developed and grown since then. With the number of children in India, the problem of orphans and abandoned children is huge.