Changing the Way We Care for Families in India

The Impact of Caregiver Loss in India Due to COVID-19

Like Sruti’s children, millions of children around the world have lost one or more caregivers to COVID-19. According to the Imperial College London, between March and August of 2022, an estimated 1.9 million children in India have lost a parent or grandparent to COVID-19.

Changing the Way We Care’s Innovative Support

Changing the Way We Care, a global initiative promoting family-based care for all children and a Finalist in the first round of 100&Change, knows the best place for a child is with family. When families experience a crisis, we find ways to keep them together. We do this by working with governments and local organizations to strengthen local child care systems, which include social workers, case managers, psychosocial workers, and other members of the social service workforce. We also work with others to improve family access to healthcare, education, and income.

Continued Support for Families

Thankfully, in the case of Sruti and her family, Changing the Way We Care — in partnership with the government of India and local partner Aruna — were already working together to support families on the brink of separation. Due to their interventions, the family remains together.

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