MSWC’s Foster Care Program was initiated in 1970 and is funded jointly by the MSWC and Directorate of Women and Child Welfare Board, Government of Maharashtra. It is managed by the MSWC Foster Care Committee assisted by trained staff.
Foster Care identifies families, especially single parent units that face financial problems and require assistance to educate their children. It is a programme that seeks to support children whose families are experiencing or have been through events that have left them severely incapable of caring for them. Typically these are events driven by ill-health, the death of an earning family member, or an event where one or more adults in the family have to be absent for some length of time with no one to care for the children.