Children in Crisis Programme- CIC

YMCA Bangalore has been working with street children since 1988 striving for their holistic development. As a part of the community development programme, YMCA Bangalore took up work with Street Children and has been relentlessly working with them for their self respect, self-esteem and self-reliance to create in them a sense of belonging. The main aim of the programme is to ensure a place for them and bring them to the main streams of the society. Keeping the basic Child-Rights of Survival, Protection Development and Participation through the main three components of Shelter, Love and Rehabilitation, YMCA Bangalore has set-up 24-hour shelter for Street Children in Crises. Any Child in Crisis, specially a Street Child, can walk in to YMCA Shelter, relax, have subsidized nutritious food and can seek health care. The YMCA Centres are :

Our CIC Centres:

  • YMCA Children in Crisis Street Children Rehabilitation Home,(Dream Home) #36, 2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Kadugondanahalli, Bangalore - 560 045, Ph: +91 80 2543 1006

    YMCA Children in Crisis Street Children Rehabilitation Home, Corporation Building, Tamarai Kannan Road, Murphy Town, Bangalore - 560 008 Ph: 65669044

    CIC Daycare Cantre, Near KR Puram Railway Station, Vijanapura Main Road, Bangalore 560 016

    CIC Daycare Centre,
    Vajreshwari Kannada Yuvakara Sangha, Janaki Raman Layout, Maruthi Sevanagar, Bangalore - 560 033

    CIC Day Care Centre, Sevanagar, Bangalore.

    The target group of the project of street children are -

    Children on the street
    Children of the street
    The Abandoned Children
    Children of pavement dwellers, homeless, slums ,Orphans, Semi Orphans etc.,
    Child Labourers, Begging Children.

Strategic priorities addressed in the project are:

We provide linkage facilities to train 300 Children in three years in gainful vocational trades and skills so as to economic empowerment for self-reliance and self respect.
We provide bridge course to the school dropout children and replacing them to the regular schools.
We provide regular health check up to the children and to give immediate medical care for the needy children.
We offer non-formal education for illiterate children, life education and analytical skills to analyse and reflect critically on their lives.
We promote entrepreneurship among the Children in Crisis whenever possible by mobilizing credit and infrastructural managerial skills.
We provide shelters, nutrition support for health, mental and physical efficiency of Children.
We provide, counselling, guidance and referral services to upgrade the quality of their life.
We Train social workers at different levels to equip them with skills evaluation, leadership and advocacy skills.
br> We provide Vocational training in various skills for street children.
We make all possible efforts for the integration of Children with families.

YMCA - Vocational Skill Training Programme 'as a part of Women Empowerment'

Our Programme clearly focuses on women who comes from a very poor backgrounds who are looked down by men in their families; The men also in the family work in menial jobs such as Labourers, Vegetable Vendors, pavement petty shops, etc., who are very rude. But the women who are mostly domestic servants earn a meager income to support their family, naturally these women are deprived of education and health care, totally neglected in the family, which creates great impact on their minds. In addition to this, they have to face the harassments of dowry, domestic violence etc., which make them totally depressed . Taking these facts into consideration this programme is mainly focused on women empowerment and their health related programmes and community development at large. We organise regular Health Check ups, Health related awareness programmes, Hygiene awareness programmes and also Skill trainings like Tailoring, Beautician Course, Crafts & Jewellery making and Tuition for school going girls etc., This kind of skill training programme will give them more avenues to earn their living. These Vocational training skills (tailoring and beautician courses) will enable women and girls to learn and enhance their skills, which goes a long way in improving their confidence levels by making them self reliant.

Our Women Empowerment Centres -

  • YMCA Women Empowerment Centre, Bore Bank Road, Bangalore-560 046.
  • Women Empowerment Centre, Gandhinagar, Kadugondanahalli, Bangalore-560 045
  • YMCA Women & Children Centre, Doddigunta, Cox Town,Bangalore - 560 046

For contribution and donations:

The contribution must be in the form of Cheque/ DD in favour of YMCA Bangalore.