we have transformed the lives of two million people till date


We’re passionate about ensuring that every child counts and lives with dignity.
Here’s the progress we’ve made since we started working in 1990.


Children under two years, served through the UNI program.


Pregnant & lactating mothers registered through the mMitra program.


Tribal Families reached through the Sahyog program


HIV infected/affected families served through the Home-Based Care Program


Children provided with care & protection, rescued or reunited with their families through the Child Protection Program


Children nurtured through the Residential Care Program

Stories From The Field

The mothers, children and communities that we’ve met inspire our ideas and, often times, solutions.
Every one of them has a story worth sharing.

Celebrating 23 Years of Togetherness

“A home is where the heart is …,” says Sara D’mello Managing Trustee and Founder of CCDT. For twenty-three long years, Ashray has been a home to children in crisis, that are orphaned and/or vulnerable. These are children who are either orphaned or from single...

Certificate of Merit

CCDT has been awarded the 'Certificate of Merit' for its contribution to Social Cause and Empowerment by the India Sustainability Leadership Summit 2018. Till date CCDT has transformed over two million lives.  

Impact Stories | Sandip

A nine year old orphan, Sandip (name changed) was brought to CCDT’s Residential Care Center by a social worker from Mumbai Central in 2003. His father had died of HIV three years earlier and his infected mother was admitted to hospital on account of her failing...

Impact Stories | Ganesh

When his two younger brothers Raju and Ravi went missing, Ganesh suspected that they had been lured by the city of glamour: Mumbai. The three brothers lived together in Reva, a small hamlet in Bhopal. Anxious and deeply agitated, Ganesh called Childline, a...

Impact Stories | Anita

These were questions that overwhelmed Anita at the time we met her. The anxieties were real. As echoed by hundreds of parents, families, and children infected and affected by HIV/ AIDS, the uncertainty of survival sadly forms the preamble of all our first meetings...

Impact Stories | Shama

Shama (name changed) was 4 years and 11 months old at the time of admission to Ashray Center. She was referred by Prerana Organization in August 2012. Shama’s family comprised of her mother and siblings. Her mother was a victim of Commercial Sexual Exploitation....

Impact Stories | Rupa

Rupa (name changed) was only 23 months old at the time of admission to Ashray Center. She was referred by CCDT’s Childline Project along with her older sister. She was severely malnourished then. She was referred for health care and safe shelter. Rupa along with...

Impact Stories | Ram

Ram (name changed) was 3 years 10 months old at the time of admission at Ashray center. He was referred by Asha Sadan Organization in the month of October 2010. Ram’s mother passed away in May 2010 due to HIV. Ram lived with his father and younger sister on the...