St. Jude India ChildCare Centres provides a clean, safe and cost-free environment and holistic care to needy children affected by the illness and their accommodating parents.

Basic Information

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. They currently operate in nine cities across India, providing more than 460 families with a peaceful night’s sleep. In close to 33 centres across India, St. Jude's provides such families with free housing, the necessary nutritional intake, free transportation to and from the hospitals, counselling, art-based therapy, music therapy and yoga for the patients, and skill training activities for the families to open up new avenues for income generation. The organization has admitted 11,180 children so far across its 33 centres. See more



Mumbai, Maharashtra , India

Founding Date



No. of Employees


101 to 150

Core Team


Shyama Kaviratne



Nihal Kaviratne CBE



Anil Nair

Chief Executive Officer