CYDA's main function is to provide a dormitory or half-way house for children and young people. There are currently two houses available, one for males and one for females.
Along with accommodation, CYDA also provides the children with three meals a day and offers support towards their tuition fees .
The children work on a small organic vegetable farm that is based on the dormitory site. On appropriate weekends, work can be given to provide them with some extra money and work experience, which can help them in their future development.