Street-Based Services

We operate an open door policy to any child or youth at risk or in need. Our aim is to reach out to these vulnerable individuals, and offer a range of services which enable them to deal with both immediate needs (such as food, shelter and medical care) to offering them long-term opportunities (including home placement, family restoration and education opportunities).
Our Sneha Bhavan Annexe centre in Kochi is where we offer the majority of our street-based services. It is used by both children on the street as well as other youths at risk as a day drop in centre, night shelter and a place where they can receive food, shelter, medical support, legal advice and a listening ear.


Child Line, a 24 hour free helpline to respond to children in distress, and the helpline in the District of Ernakulam is run by Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan. Any child can access the service by dialling 1098. Adults can also use the service to help children in need of emergency assistance. It is a national initiative of the Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Development.