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It became obvious that our devotee society needed to not only remedy past mistakes but also offer our youth the type of tangible assistance and support that the elders in any family must provide.

Children of Krishna
from Jahnavi dasi

Dear Devotees,

Please accept my respects.

In reading recent posts it seems that many devotees may not know about some of the positive measures being taken to rectify and prevent abuse to the children of the Hare Krsna Movement. Organizations like Children of Krishna Inc. and the Office of Child Protection both have proactive and comprehensive programs dealing with such issues as past abusers, helping our youth affected, preventing child abuse in the future and supporting our youth in achieving their goals in general. More can and should be done, and if you would like to help be part of the solution or know more information please get in touch with us.

904-462-1081, or read below to learn about us.

Yours truly, Jahnavi dasi, Managing Director, Children of Krishna

Children of Krishna, Inc.


Main Office - Alachua, Florida


Children of Krishna, Inc. supports, furthers, and protects the educational, economic, emotional and spiritual well being of the children of the Hare Krishna Movement.


The children of the Hare Krishna Movement are our greatest asset. Therefore we must

a) create a loving environment for our children and protect them from harm;

b) provide our students a first-class, well-rounded education, including trained professional teachers and exceptional schools; and

c) give our young adults the transitional training and support they require to become productive and happy members of our society.

Our Motto: "Helping Hare Krishna Youth to Help Themselves"


Children of Krishna, Inc, (CKI), was formed during the 1996 North American GBC and Temple President meetings. It was a direct and proactive response to a panel presentation by ten Hare Krishna youth who shared very candid stories of their personal experiences while students in the Gurukula system. It became obvious that our devotee society needed to not only remedy past mistakes but also offer our youth the type of tangible assistance and support that the elders in any family must provide. As a result of the strong feelings generated, $105,000 was pledged that afternoon to help our youth. Thus, Children of Krishna, Inc. was born. Children of Krishna serves over 1,000 gurukula alumni worldwide (and growing!) We are here to provide our youth with a step up to inspire them to help themselves. We do this through offering referral information, grants, loans, and other resources. Children of Krishna offers emotional, spiritual, educational, and economic support to our youth while encouraging accountability and personal initiative.

Since our inception we have helped youth, granting over $85,000 for college tuitions, business seed funds, counseling, reunions for comradeship, and many other programs and worthwhile projects. Children of Krishna has fast been becoming a grass roots organization where all devotees are coming together to support our youth in achieving their goals in life. We have also established a toll free line for our youth to share their thoughts, opinions, needs and ideas with us. (888-Krsna-kids) We were a driving force in the formation of ISKCON's International Office of Child Protection and we continue to act as a positive support system for our youth.

If you would like further information on Children of Krishna or the Office of Child Protection, or would like to help, contact:

Jennifer Haggard (Jahnavi dasi), Managing Director

P.O. Box 2458

Alachua, FL 32616

Tel - 904-462-1081

Email - afn56839@afn.org

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