• Office Address: 102 Perumbakkam Road, India, Tiruvannamalai
  • 04175-236008, +91(0)9443237008
  • 102, Perumpakkam Road, Tiruvannamalai, TN, India
  • (91) 04175-236008


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
                                                                                           – Mother Teresa

In December 2004 a terrible earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused a Tsunami which affected the coastal area of Tamil Nadu. This natural disaster killed hundreds of people and left many people homeless, among them many children.

TDH CORE was totally active in the area: furnishing food, medical help, shelter/accommodation, clothes, etc. We were working intensively to recover the area and all the children and people hurt due to the disaster.

Matt Home, established near the Ocean in Cuddalore District, was built in memory of a young Italian boy by his family, and it was the shelter for many children saved from the disaster and during the time has become a home for all children in need of care and protection of the area.

MATT HOME (January 2024)



Total Beneficiaries so far 109 children

The children came from different circumstances such as child marriage, psychological or sexual abuse and begging. All of them are girls and come from the area around Cuddalore.
They have the chance to live all together as sisters, to receive a proper education, to go to the beach all together, to do sports like yoga and martial arts, to do picnics, to play in the garden and to do drawing classes in the afternoon.