The Adopt a Home programme was notified by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in April 2016 whereby the corporate sector, business houses and individuals are invited to support the children staying in the Children Homes.


These homes are run under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act by the State Governments/UTs and their NGO partners. The District Magistrate is the officer in charge for the Adopt a Home programme in that district and will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the concerned corporate/individual in this regard. The utilization of funds can be seen and reflected in individual corporate social responsibility policy as well as plans.


Brief suggested focus areas under CSR guidelines:

  • Upgrading physical infrastructure of children’s home
  • Sponsoring higher education
  • Financial literacy and inclusion in financial services, arranging loans and toolkits for self employment
  • Sports equipment, auditoriums, dramatics, art galleries
  • Support to health care, palliative child care, detoxification and treatment for substance abuse, HIV/AIDS treatment
  • Support to homes for special needs children
  • Psycho-social and economic support during natural disasters

Please contact your District Magistrate’s office for details of the programme in your district.