Responding to and preventing the abandonment of children and young adults with disabilities by providing holistic care in foster homes and to enable them to remain with, return to, or join loving families.
Starting a children's home was never on Sarah Rebbavarapu's radar when she moved to India. All she knew was that she had a desire to adopt children with special needs - but God had even bigger plans for Sarah.
In January of 2008, with the encouragement of her husband James, Sarah went to the Indian government to ask for five children with special needs to start a small children's home. When she went to visit the government orphanage, Sarah's heart broke for the children as she saw neglect, illness, and malnourishment. There was no way she could only leave with five kids but instead took ten the first day.
Stepping out in faith, Sarah took in more and more children, not knowing how she would be able to provide for them all. Over the following months, God brought in people to help care for the kids as well as provided a place for them to stay. What ever was needed to care for the kids was provided little by little.
Today Sarah's Covenant Homes consists of seven family foster homes, over 150 children and young adults with special needs, and over 200 local and international staff. SCH is not only able to meet the individual needs of our kids, but we are able to see first hand the restoration that takes place as a result of being placed within a family unit.