ABC – Advocates for Babies in Crisis Society, was started in 2013 by a small group of women in Hyderabad India. We were originally only looking to donate old clothes and toys and found a local orphanage for these items. After visiting the orphanage, we realized the sheer logistical challenges of limited staff caring for so many children. We asked to be able to visit and care for the younger children.
Thanks to our very persistent and dedicated founder Lindsey Ford, a few months later the group was given access to visit weekly and provide some much needed TLC – Tender Loving Care for the little ones. We also provide items per the orphanage requirements, like formula, diapers, blankets, clothes, medicines etc. We also started to work with a home for special needs children.
After interacting with the children, we found that there were some with special needs and serious medical conditions. We were able to work with the orphanage and take these children to private hospitals and paid for their stay and any medications/diagnostics required.
Over the years, we have established a good working relationship with the orphanages and continue to work with them in improving the living and medical conditions for the children.
ABC is 100% volunteer based. All funds received, are used for the needs of the children we work with.
Our ONLY goal is the health and happiness of the children that we work with.
There is a lot of research that shows the positive benefits of touch especially to preterm and low birth weight babies. They feed better and spend less time in hospitals.