Who We Are

We build loving families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children.

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Our Mission:
We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we share in the development of their communities.

SOS Children's Villages builds loving, stable families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children in 135 countries, including the United States. We are the largest non-governmental organization dedicated to the care of orphaned and abandoned children, with 70 years of expertise.

Our comprehensive approach — preventing child abandonment, offering long-term care for children in need and empowering young people with the resources to reach their full potential — transforms the lives of millions of children and families worldwide each year.

What Makes Us Unique

Comprehensive Approach

We prevent child abandonment, offer long-term care for children in need and empower young people with the resources to reach their full potential.

Proven Experts in Care

Nearly 70 years of experience caring for vulnerable children.

Global Impact, Local Leadership

Our consistent model has scaled to 135 countries with local leadership (99.5% of global staff are locally hired) and locally-adapted services.

Enduring Presence

We have devoted decades to building lasting relationships with children, families and communities.

Valued Partner

At local, regional and international levels, we build collaborative partnerships with governments and NGOs.

Globally Recognized

Over 25 awards received, including Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Mother Teresa Gold Medal, Save the World Award, Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize and UN Peace Messenger.

Millions of children are in crisis

They are unable to reach their potential because they lack a stable, loving home and family.

CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN
20percent
of the world's children live in extreme poverty
230million
children live in areas affected by armed conflict
220million
children are at risk of growing up alone
263million
children and youth are not in school

We provide the care vulnerable children need to reach their potential.

Through our family support and care programs, education and training programs, and emergency relief efforts, we impact the lives of millions of children and their families.

RESULTS FOR CHILDREN IN 2017
Family
595,100
children and their families are now stable and strongRead more
Globe
854,800
health services providedRead more
Book
284,000
children and youth received education and trainingRead more
Medical Kit
2.08M
emergency response services providedRead more

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

We have received a multitude of international awards and honors including:

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
2011

Nobel Prize Nominee

Consistently nominated for our work supporting orphaned and abandoned children.

Save the World Award
2009

Save the World Award

For promoting human welfare.

Mother Teresa Gold Medal
2008

Mother Teresa Gold Medal

For outstanding contributions to society.

Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize
2002

The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

For helping to alleviate human suffering.

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