Quality Care for Children

Building loving, stable families for vulnerable children.

We Provide Stability

A stable, nurturing environment lays the foundation for a child’s healthy development. SOS Children’s Villages builds families for orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children who have lost their families. When children cannot stay with their family or have no family, we give them a safe home, together with their siblings, where they can grow up in one of our SOS families.

Unfortunately, not every child has this advantage. 140 million children have lost one or both parents. Without the stability of a family, a child faces an increased risk of malnutrition, violence, exploitation and other life-threatening circumstances.

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The Problem in Numbers


children live in extreme poverty, defined as less than 1.90 USD per day



children are displaced from their homes



children worldwide are at risk of growing up alone


What Makes Us Unique?

The SOS Mother

A trained caregiver who builds a nurturing relationship with each individual child in her care.

Brothers and Sisters

Both biological siblings and SOS siblings develop natural family bonds with one another.

The Home

Each SOS family creates a loving environment marked by safety, a sense of belonging and shared responsibilities.

The Village

A safe, supportive community of neighbors, with access to psychosocial support, medical centers, schools and recreational facilities.

Case Studies

A Home for a Vulnerable Child

Nine-year-old Suleyman was left homeless and alone when he was five. After more than a year on the streets he was found by staff from an SOS village in Khartoum, Sudan, and welcomed into an SOS family...

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Surviving Trauma in Damascus

Adil and his two brothers were orphaned in 2011 when a rocket fell on their house in Damascus. They eventually ended up at a shelter for unaccompanied children and youth. In March 2013, they were moved to an SOS village ...

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Take Action

You have the power to give an orphaned or abandoned child the foundation for a promising future. Donate today to give a child a stable, loving home.

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Our Unique Focus Areas: Quality Care Throughout a Child’s Life  



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