General information on Israel

The Israeli SOS Children's Villages Association was founded in 1977 in order to support children who were orphaned or who could no longer live with their families. The organisation started working with children and young people in Arad, and later, in 1997, in Midgal Haemek, near Nazareth. The work of SOS Children's Villages has adapted to meet the changing needs of local children, young people and families. At present there are in Israel two SOS Children’s Villages, two SOS Youth Facilities and five SOS Social Centres.