Street Children Programme


Street children are the ones who adopt the street as their home. Most of them have run away from abusive parents, unhappy homes or had to face severe hunger due to poverty. On the street they are faced with the hard realities of life, forced to do odd jobs, beg and eat left over food. The phenomenon of street children is recognized as a social problem affecting major cities in most of the developing countries. The Bombay YMCA Street Children Programme has provided its services to the‘rootless and roofless’ children in Mumbai, through its Night Shelter, and Day time activities.


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  • To grapple with the situation of the street children in Bombay, the Bombay YMCA launched a programme for the upliftment of the street children. Prof. Anant Namjoshi, Chairman of the YMCA-NSCC India joint social service project, inaugurated the project on April 20, 1991 at the Khar Danda Centre.
  • As an initial step, 250 such street children were selected and a programme covering individual and group counseling, sharing experiences of street life, identifying problems, providing identity cards, motivating savings, liason with police and repatriation to families if necessary, were undertaken.
  • YMCA Street children programme came to be registered with the UNICEF sponsored CCVC that gave YMCA access to the expertise and information needed to run this programme.

Street Children Programme
C/o Bombay YMCA – Lions Juhu Beach Centre
Juhu Chawpatty
Santacruz (W)
Mumbai 400 049
Tel: +91 22 2617-7995

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