1985: The journey started when a leadership initiative was taken by class IX students of Loreto day School Sealdah, under the guidance of Sister Cyril, who opened a drop in centre in the school for the platform and pavement children in and around Kolkata.
1994: The drop-in-centre was converted into a 24-hour shelter home after a 4 years old girl was brutally raped at night on the streets.
2002: Late Fred Van Koolwjick committed to provide financial support for the Rainbow Homes and 4 new homes were started in Kolkata.
2003: Loreto Rainbow Home, Bowbazar was founded and the number of children increased to 206.
2004: Loreto House Rainbow Home started functioning.
2006: Loreto Rainbow Home Dharamtala was set up. The concept of Rainbow Homes expands beyond Loreto and becomes a PAN India movement in 8 cities with 43 homes.
2007: Shantirani Rainbow Home at Bansdroni was recognized as a Rainbow Home.
and, Loreto Rainbow Home, Elliot Road was established.