The Sivananda Children's Home provides care and shelter to 41 orphaned children who are HIV+ve. The Orphanage is in a hygienic environment, providing adequate ventilation and light which provides a child friendly and cheerful environment. There are adequate number of child-friendly rooms where children are segregated by gender and age. Rooms for staff residing in the orphanage are available and also adequate space for kitchen, stores and dining are available.


Boys Dormitory

Girls Dormitory

A daily routine medical checkup is done and medical records of each child are carefully maintained. Paediatric Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) is provided to them. This is supplemented with a highly nutritious diet. Medical officers and nurses are available around the clock. Matrons and trained helpers are always present to take care of the children and to look to their needs.

Mens Ward
Lunch Time

Since most of the children arrive with low levels of literacy, SRH runs a bridge school on the campus in order to bring up their educational standards. Older children are then admitted to the local government school from Class IV. After completing Class X, a few of these children have moved on to the college level. Vocational training is also imparted so as to enable them to learn skills which would make them employable and independent. Extracurricular activities like computer classes, painting, drawing, singing and dancing keep the children happy and occupied.

Mens Ward
Bridge School on SRH campus
Having a meal in the Mulitpurpose Hall
Craft class

Mens Ward
Children celebrating Diwali

In 2006, in partnership with Andhra Pradesh AIDS Control Society, SRH started a Care And Support Center Care, later called Community Care Center (CCC), with an aim to treat adult HIV/AIDS patients for opportunistic diseases. The project was closed down in Mar 2013 as the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has decide to stop all funding to HIV AIDs projects in the country. It had catered to over 8500 Out Patients and 3500 In Patients over the last seven years.