St Jude India ChildCare Centres UK (SJICC UK) was established to relieve sickness, protect and preserve good health, to advance education and also relieve poverty in particular for, but not exclusively in , children under the age of 15 who are suffering from chronic diseases in India.

 

We have supported the provision of cost-free housing and total care to help disadvantaged children survive cancer. These are homes away from home with exemplary physical and emotional support. A clean and colourful environment full of love, learning and laughter, providing the right physical and emotional support to help children sustain their cancer treatment, live positively and have the best chance of survival.

For over 10 years we have been striving to provide a happy healing home for numerous children across India

2006 - first centre opens in Mumbai with 8 family units - providing a safe clean place to stay and transport to and from the hospital.

2007-2008 - 2 other centres in Mumbai open close to Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel.

2008 - Introduction of nutritional support and recreation.

2009 - Addition of education and counselling services.

2010 - Expanded to 7 centres with a move to a new location outside central Mumbai in Kharghar. Empowerment for parents with the introduction of activities for fathers and mothers.

2012 - Challenge of replication in a new cities - starting successfully with Kolkata.

2013 - Infection Control enhanced by a specialist hired for that express purpose.

2014-15 Expansion to Hyderabad and Delhi.

2016 - 14 new centres in Mumbai in partnership with Tata Memorial Centre and Mumbai Port Trust funded by the UK donors and supporters.

2018 - Vellore opens its doors, 2 centres and a total of 22 units.  

2019 and beyond - Continued growth in and around Mumbai. New centres planned for Chennai, with future expansion into Vizag, Lucknow, Guwahati and Chandigarh

By 2023 - 100 centres capable of supporting 1,000 families. Safe and happy spaces away from the streets ensuring each child can find fun and friendship while completing their treatment.