Family strengthening services is one of the key ongoing activities of the Reintegration programme aiming to demonstrate a replicable model of reintegration of children in institutional care back to their families. Improving the economic status of parents/ guardians of the institutionalized children (of a government children’s home in Ranipet) is taken into serious consideration.
We identified the existing social entitlements with the parents/ guardians and their need for access to social protection schemes like widow pension, destitute pension etc. Linkages of families to the schemes are mobilized through the District Child Protection Units. This is being done along with our tele-counselling services to ensure holistic psychosocial support to children and families, and towards successful reintegration of children to family based care.