Bishop John Aelen Home for Children is situated in the slums of Pudupet, one of the busiest commercial areas of Chennai. The home focuses on the economically poor and socially marginalised children of the locality and it was started to provide shelter and security to the children of the neighbouring slums. 


Sr. Rose Arulappan envisioned a home for the poor children of the locality to accommodate and educate them – an effort supported by Mother Mary Venantia, the then Superior General. As a result, Bishop Aelen Home for Children was established in 2002 and in 2003 a separate house was purchased. In 2004 this house was later renovated with the financial support of Thomas Foundation, Netherlands during the time of Mother Rita Catherine Michael, the Superior General.

In 2008 another house was purchased. As a result of this, the children now enjoy proper accommodation and have a fitting ambience for learning.


The children of single parents, abandoned children, Dalit girls, street children and children from broken families find their peaceful accommodation in the house because of the care and dedicated service of the sisters. The children at the home go the neighbouring schools for their education. The sisters impart Christian values to these children during their stay here. An evening school is also organised for the children from the slums. In addition to this, the sisters also involve in various pastoral activities of the parish.


Bishop John Aelen Home for Children

Contact Address

Bishop John Aelen Home for Children

No.8, Sinnakulandai Street


Chennai – 600 002

Contact Number

Bishop John Aelen Home For Children: 044-28412144