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Aruna Children's Shelter


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In Mumbai’s Red-Light District, children of prostituted women are threatened by abuse and exploitation.

Mumbai’s Red-Light District has more than 3,000 young women and girls trapped in prostitution, but they are not the only ones in danger. While poverty has led them to “work” on the streets and in brothels, their children are often neglected and left vulnerable to brothel owners and traffickers. Many of these children are malnourished, unprotected, and face barriers to education that could help provide a way out of the Red-Light District.

Aruna Children's Shelter

The Salvation Army’s Aruna Children’s Shelter stands against child abuse and exploitation by providing holistic care, protection and education to girls in Mumbai’s Red-Light District. As a sponsor, you provide:

Holistic Care

You foster healthy child development by providing food, shelter, medical care and social and spiritual support.


You keep children protected and out of harm’s way in a safe, supervised environment.


You prepare children to lead successful and fulfilled lives through access to quality education and life skills training.

Together, we help children rise above adversity and reach their full potential.

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Your sponsorship provides vulnerable children at Salvation Army children's homes, schools, and community centers with the resources they need so that they can thrive! Your sponsorship directly meets the critical needs of the children (food, shelter, medical care, education and vocational training) at a Salvation Army center and helps fund projects and long-term programs that maximize our impact and ensure we can provide essential services to children for years to come. Your donation will benefit the center of your choice for as long as they are participating in the child sponsorship program but will also meet urgent needs at other centers as they arise.