By the time children come to live at one of our residence homes, they have already had unimaginable tragedy and trauma in their young lives. Bethania Kids helps them grow in God’s love and through the care of dedicated staff members.
- Dayavu Home for Boys, Kannivadi
- Shalom Home for Girls, Kodaikanal
- Angel Home for Boys, Rajahmundry
- Grace Home for Girls, Nagercoil
A Place of Love and Safety
By the time children come to live at one of our residence homes, they have already had unimaginable tragedy and trauma in their young lives. Most have lost one or both parents and have experienced abject poverty, malnutrition, physical and/or emotional abuse, violence, and more. Their spirits have been crushed and they have lived in great fear, having come to distrust adults and society. They are brought to Bethania Kids by family members, church workers, teachers, or others who recognize their hopelessness and despair. Our staff members are trained to recognize the emotional needs of the children and help them integrate into a loving environment where they can begin to feel safe and trust caregivers and adults. The children already living in the home welcome new members immediately, extending their love and assistance in every case.
Building on the assurance of God’s enduring love, care for the children begins with physical needs, including nutritious meals, clothing, a safe place to live and sleep, as well as the medical attention so many initially require. From there we focus on the holistic development of each child, including physical, social, spiritual, and intellectual/educational growth and development. This model includes the best in nurturing care, excellent educational support, and a sound spiritual foundation, giving each child a new and abiding sense of love and hope.
Children in Bethania Kids residence homes understand at a young age the importance of both love and education in their lives, the keys to breaking the cycle of poverty and building productive lives for themselves, their families, and for generations to come. They become very hard workers and many earn awards in academics, sports and the arts at the local schools. We are proud of their work and their accomplishments, and so are they!