Helping children on the streets trust and believe in someone is a Herculean task but one that the founders of Snehasadan were willing to work at.

The first Snehasadan home was set up in Andheri (North of Mumbai) in 1962. A Spanish priest Fr. Ricardo Frances S.J.- troubled by the large numbers of street children that lived on pavements and stations around that area began to invite the children into his home in the evenings to take refuge while they slept. The boys he took in belonged to different castes and backgrounds. There was one thing they had in common; they were on their own on the street through choice or circumstance.