Charis Foundation is committed to helping wounded kids find their place in this world. Our holistic approach begins by nurturing orphans in the cradle and ends with them becoming interdependent, contributing members of society.
Charis Foundation Charitable Trust (CFCT), founded in 2004, is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that serves homeless children affected by poverty, violence or are waifs, in the bustling city of Chennai. These are distressed children who come from difficult circumstances that detach them from the joys of childhood. At CFCT, we come forward with a mission to care for and provide shelter to these poor and orphaned children, who have lacked food, love and affection throughout their growing years, with no hope of a good future. It was the living conditions of these abandoned children that inspired Charis Foundation to start a home for them.
Charis Foundation Charity Trust aims to provide and maintain a holistic service for the orphaned children through:
- Educational Assistance
- Continuous Counselling, Coaching and Training.
- Pastoral Care to the children
- Medical Support
Our staff are some of the most dedicated, giving, god-fearing and loving people you will ever meet, giving the children love, care and deep sense of family.
Pastor Silas Mathew is the founder of Charis Foundation Charitable Trust. A man of vision, who has always strived to work for the betterment of the society. He makes all final decisions related to the Home and its functioning. He is addressed as Daddy by all children at the Children’s Home.
Sister Teni is the better half of Pastor Silas Mathew, who has stood by him in thick and thin. She has been his support system as well as the pillar of strength to the Children’s Home. She is actively involved in the daily day-to-day functioning of the Home. She is addressed as Mummy by all children at the Children’s Home.
Brother Tamilselvan is the Administrator of the Children’s Home. He works closely with Pastor Silas Mathew to ensure proper functioning of the Children’s Home on a daily basis.
Brother Vijay, a former inmate of the Children’s Home, he has dedicated his life for the Home. He serves as the Office Co-ordinator and also takes care of the Accounts Department.
Brother Stephen is the warden of the Boy’s Home. His primary responsibility is to take care of the children, get them ready in the morning/evening, and help with the preparation and cooking of meals. He with his family stays in the Boy’s Home to take care of the children.
Sister Renu is the warden of the Girl’s Home. Her primary responsibility is to take care of the children, get them ready in the morning/evening, and help with the preparation and cooking of meals. She with her daughter stays in the Girl’s Home to take care of the children.
WHAT WE DO
Charis Foundation charitable trust founded in 2004 with a mission to care for and provide shelter to the poor and orphaned children lacking food, love and affection with no hope of a good future in a bustling Metropolitan like Chennai. The results of the surveys conducted on the living conditions of the abandoned children pointed to the children wasting their meager money earned from hard labor in illicit pleasures, leading them to delinquency. These facts inspired Charis Foundation to start Petra house and Astha home.
Charis Foundation has given a new aroma to their living. It has started with a noble cause and gesture towards the affected parts of society. 40 children, residing with us are given shelter Medical ,food and clothing.
All the children are put in nearby schools and transportation arranged for them. Children with caliber study in English medium schools, while special coaching is being provided to children in tamilmedium so that they can be transferred to English medium later. Volunteers engage children by teaching.
We make sure that our children grow up in spiritual ethic standard. Sports, music, drawings and organized for developing their potentiality.
10/B, 1st Cross Street, T.T. Matthew Road,
Ayanambakkam, Chennai – 600 095. India.
Tel : 9176699721 / 9884141721