Children and Youth in Need


■Infants' Homes, Children's Homes

Approximately 45,000 children in Japan are unable to live with their families for reasons such as domestic violence, mental disabilities and financial difficulties. Hands On Tokyo‘s volunteer programs support these homes by providing opportunities and options to inspire and shape their future. We do gardening, vegetable gardening, crafts, English Classes, Self-reliance support activities, Tohoku projects with children.

【Breakdown of Social Foster Care】
Children's Homes 59%
Other Welfare Institutions 26%
Foster Parents and Family Homes 15%
*"Summary of the Survey on Children placed in Children's Homes", Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, January 2020.

【Main Reasons for entering a Children's Home】
Abuse, Neglect 45.2%、
Parent’s health issues 18.6%
Financial issues 9.2%
Parent’s death/missing, divorce, etc. 8.2%
Parent’s legal issues 4.8%
*"Summary of the Survey on Children placed in Children's Homes", Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, January 2020.


■Youth in Need

Due to the long-term effects of COVID-19, young people who had graduated from childrens’ homes at the age of 18 and started living by themselves independently are in great need. To support them, childrens’ homes are putting more effort than ever in connecting with them, hearing about their situation, and providing them supplies on a regular basis. In response to these community needs, Hands-on Tokyo is proceeding with a project to deliver care packages (relief supplies) containing groceries and daily necessities donated by our volunteers to the childrens’ homes.

Your donation of 8,000 yen would cover a care package for 1 youth in need. Through our partners, we would like to send monthly (or bi-monthly) packages with daily foods and necessary items. 


■If you would like to support us financially, please visit the Hands On Tokyo website page below.