St. Jude India ChildCare Centres (St. Judes or SJICC) provides a home away from home for children undergoing cancer treatment. These children, accompanied by their parents, come from small villages and distant towns where medical treatment for cancer is not available.
We currently operate in six cities across India, providing more than 400 families with a peaceful night’s sleep.
Each one of our family units is a space where the child has a bed to sleep on and the parents can sleep alongside the child. There is a cupboard for storage. There are shared kitchen facilities with vessels and kitchen tools, where mothers cook food as per their child’s choice. Additionally, there are common bathrooms with clean and hygienic toilets and bathing areas, as well as a place for the families to wash their clothes. All requirements have been thought of and provided to our families.